Prophylaxis of gastrointestinal haemorrhage from stress ulceration

Active Ingredient: Cimetidine

Indication for Cimetidine

Population group: only adults (18 years old or older)
Therapeutic intent: Preventive action

Prophylaxis of gastrointestinal haemorrhage from stress ulceration in seriously ill patients.

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

200-2,400 mg in 1-6 divided doses daily

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

200 - 2,400 mg

Dosage regimen

From 33.333 To 400 mg 6 time(s) per day every day

Detailed description

In the prophylaxis of haemorrhage from stress ulceration in seriously ill patients, doses of 200-400mg can be given every four to six hours by the oral route.

Active ingredient


Cimetidine is a histamine H2-receptor antagonist which rapidly inhibits both basal and stimulated gastric secretion of acid and reduces pepsin output. It is a reversible, competitive antagonist, and is used as an anti-ulcer drug.

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