Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before injecting cimetidine.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Do NOT inject cimetidine if:
- You are allergic to cimetidine or other containing ingredients.
There is little evidence with regards to the use of cimetidine during pregnancy or breast feeding, and so consult your doctor or health care professional before injecting cimetidine.
Cimetidine may be injected via the intravenous or intramuscular route. Dose should not exceed 2.4 g on one day. Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise. Usual dose for adults is: 200 mg IV slowly over 2 minutes and can be repeated every 4 to 6 hours.
Do not smoke or drink while taking this medication because it can irritate the stomach and lengthen the healing process. Aspirin, ibuprofen, and other anti-inflammatory medications should not be taken because they can worsen the ulcer conditions. Call your doctor immediately if you have bloody stools or vomit because it may be a sign of a bleeding ulcer. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking and any health conditions you have before your treatment with cimetidine.
Cimetidine injection should be stored at room temperature away from both heat and light.