Cimetidine is a supplement used for dogs and cats to treat and prevent certain inflammations in the stomach lining such as ulcers, acid reflux, and gastritis. It can also be used as an antihistamine by blocking the neurotransmitter histamine, which is the trigger for inflammatory responses. Cimetidine is used to treat inflammation in the abomasal, the gastric as well as the duodenal ulcers. The supplement can also be used in the treatment of gastritis and acid reflux as it protects the esophagus from inflammations.
Another use for this great supplement is the management of inflammations in the stomach lining after kidney failure. Finally, mast cell tumors can also be prevented with the use of this product because it behaves like an antihistamine. Cimetidine is a great solution for the treatment of numerous gastric inflammations for your dog or cat.
Though it is relatively safe to use under the supervision of a veterinarian, cimetidine could cause side effects in some animals. Make sure that the pet is not hypersensitive to this drug before administering Cimetidine; animals with liver or kidney disease should be treated with utmost caution. Cimetidine can interact with other medications such as antacids, metoclopramide, sucralfate, digoxin and diazepam. Be careful while administering this drug in older pets or those with blood diseases.
Cimetidine is the generic alternative to Ranitidine.