Tagamet is a histamine blocker which is used in the treatment and prevention of ulcers. It is also used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition where the backward flow of acid in the stomach causes heartburn and damage to the esophagus (also known as the food pipe).
This type of medication is generally taken orally in the form of a tablet but can also be taken as an injection. If taken in the form of an injection, make sure it is given by a medical professional.
Common side effects associated with Tagamet include headaches, diarrhea, dizziness, breast enlargement and drowsiness. If the side effects become severe, contact your doctor immediately.
This type of drug is also occasionally prescribed by doctors to aid in the treatment of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and other medical conditions as prescribed by your doctor.