Pancreatic insufficiency

Indication for Cimetidine

Population group: Suitable for both men and women, only adults (18 years old or older)

Cimetidine is recommended in pancreatic insufficiency to reduce degradation of enzyme supplements.

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

800-1,600 mg in 4 divided doses daily

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

800 - 1,600 mg

Dosage regimen

From 200 To 400 mg 4 time(s) per day every day

Detailed description

To reduce degradation of pancreatic enzyme supplements, 800-1,600 mg a day may be given, according to response, in four divided doses, one to one and a half hours before meals.

Dosage considerations

One to one and a half hours before meals.

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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