Chemical formula: C₁₀H₁₆N₆S Molecular mass: 252.339 g/mol PubChem compound: 2756
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.
This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:
|A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A02 Drugs for acid related disorders → A02B DRUGS FOR PEPTIC ULCER AND GASTRO-OESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE (GORD) → A02BA H2-receptor antagonists
Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):
|CIMETIDINE Film-coated tablet
|Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB)
|MPI, EU: SmPC
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