Short bowel syndrome

Indication for Cimetidine

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

Cimetidine is recommended to reduce malabsorption and fluid loss in the short bowel syndrome.

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

800 mg in 2 divided doses daily

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

800 - 800 mg

Dosage regimen

From 400 To 400 mg 2 time(s) per day every day

Detailed description

In the short bowel-syndrome e.g. following substantial resection for Crohn’s disease, the usual dosage range is 400 mg twice a day (with breakfast and at bedtime) and can be used according to individual response.

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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