Dyspamet review

Dyspamet is used to prevent ulcers in the stomach and small intestines, gastroesophageal reflux disease, upper GI bleeding and acid reflux. This medication is also useful in the prevention of aspiration of pneumonia and stress ulcers, and herpes virus infection and can be used prior to anesthesia to prevent aspiration pneumonitis.

Dyspamet blocks histamine, which is responsible for releasing acid into the stomach. Tagamet is the brand name and it is available in tablet or liquid form. Dyspamet is taken by mouth with or without food. Do not take an antacid one hour before or after taking this medication. Cephalosporin, itraconazole and ketoconazole should be taken two hours prior to taking Dyspamet. If a dose is missed, take it as soon as remembered, but do not take more medication than prescribed at one time.

Dyspamet is classified by the Food and Drug Administration as pregnancy category B. This medication can be excreted in breast milk so nursing mothers will want to consult their physician before taking this medication. It is important the physician be informed if the patient is pregnant, plans to become pregnant or is nursing an infant. The physician should also know if the patient is allegeric to any ingredients in Dyspamet. Extreme caution needs to be used when prescribing this medication to the elderly, as they may have reduced renal function. Caution is also necessary when prescribing this medication to children under 16, as it has not been established for safety and efficacy for this age group.

Some medication and dietary interactions may occur while taking this medication. A patient taking medicine for cancer, asthma, high blood pressure, erectile dysfunction or if they are taking cisapride, dofetilide or nitrosoureas cannot take this medication. Antacids, anticholinergics, or metoclopramide may inhibit the body from properly absorbing the Dyspamet. This medication may reduce the effectiveness of these medicaments: tricyclic antidepressants, calcium channel blockers, quinine and caffeine. If taken with carmustine there is a possibility bone marrow toxicity will be enhanced. This medication will not interfere with lab testing. Patients should not take over-the-counter medicaments, herbal medicines or dietary supplements without their physician's consent. Some counseling regarding lifestyle changes, stress reduction and dietary changes (no spicy foods or alcohol) is recommended. Laboratory testing and follow-up visits are important to monitor the effectiveness of the medication. Smoking cessation is highly recommended since smoking will reduce the ulcer healing efficacy of Dyspamet.

Side effects may occur while taking this medication. Dizziness and drowsiness can occur so patients should not drive or perform highly complicated tasks until they know how they will be affected while taking this medication. If there is any black tarry stool, abdominal pain, confusion or coffee-ground emesis, notify your physician immediately. Severe side effects include: breast enlargement or lumps, mood condition, agitation, diarrhea, bronchospasms, fatigue, hallucinations, hair loss, joint or muscle pain, loss of libido or cardiac arrhythmias. If an overdose is suspected, the patient should be immediately taken to the emergency room or contact a local poison control center. Symptoms of an overdose may include, but are not limited to, nausea, vomiting with coffee ground substance, hallucinations, diarrhea, and severe mood condition or emotional disturbance.

Dyspamet has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of dyspamet

• Molecular formula of dyspamet is C10H16N6S
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 1-cyano-2-methyl-3-[2-[(5-methyl-1H-imidazol-4-yl)methylsulfanyl]ethyl]guanidine
• Molecular weight is 252.34 g/mol
Dyspamet available : 300mg tablets, 400mg tablets

Generic name: Cimetidine

Brand name(s): Acibilin, Acinil, Carbamazapine, Cimal, Cimetag, Cimetum, Edalene, Eureceptor, Gastromet, Peptol, Tagamet, Tametin, Tratul, Ulcedin, Ulcedine, Ulcerfen, Ulcimet, Ulcofalk, Ulcomedina, Ulcomet, Ulhys

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