Cimetidine is a histamine-blocking agent prescribed to reduce the amount of gastric acid secreted in the stomach. It is also prescribed to treat reflux and hypersecretory conditions such as gastritis.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Never give your pet two doses at once.
I have heard that this drug can have side effects, how will this affect my pet?
All medicines have potential side effects but this does not mean your pet has a high risk of experiencing them. Contact your vet immediately if your notice anything unusual.
Possible drug interactions
Ensure your vet is aware of any other medication you are giving your pet. Drug interaction is not uncommon when two differing medications are prescribed. In this case, your vet will monitor your pet closely and may vary the dose of medication accordingly. The following drugs can potentially interact with cimetidine: beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, diazepam and other benzodiazepines, lidocaine, ethanol, metronidazole, phenytoin, quinidine, theophylline, warfarin, and procainamide. Contact your vet immediately if you notice any unusual reactions.