The study's key finding noted that Tagamet
has been known to interfere with the body's ability to process the sex hormone estrogen.
I continued to use moisturizing creams and lotions, Opticrom eye drops, OTC eye drops, hydrocortisone creams, Periactin, Tagamet
and antihistamines, and of course ZOLOFT
The story of stomach-acid-blocking drugs such as Tagamet
and Zantac illustrates how drugs save money by keeping patients out of the hospital.
Falcons coach Dan Reeves gives up on Zocor, switches to Tagamet
Then there are the remedies for acid reflux, such as Tagamet
and Zantac, usually carried by TV doctors on horseback rides or as passengers in a taxi helping out a distressed cabbie.
Michael Gorback recalls that several years ago, when he was on the faculty of Duke Medical School, Smith Kline asked him to do a presentation on an antacid they were marketing called Tagamet
Brand-name prescription drugs offered by pharmaceutical companies are often many times the price of generic treatments - generic ulcer drug cimetidine cost pounds 5 before it was made unavailable, but SmithKline Beecham's brand equivalent, Tagamet
, costs the NHS pounds 22.
- cimehdine to prevent symptoms of heartburn and stomach upsets.
Over-the-counter products such as Zantac and Tagamet
have been used on ulcerated horses in recent years.
For example, today consumers can buy Tagamet
HB or Pepcid AC--drugs commonly used to treat heartburn--off a drugstore shelf, but for many years only a doctor, acting as a "learned intermediary," could prescribe them.
As an example, the suit alleges that SmithKline arranged a deal with the mail-order pharmacy Medco in which Medco actively marketed SmithKline's ulcer drug Tagamet
in preference to Glaxco's Zantac.
He discourages treating ulcers for years with palliative, symptom-alleviating antacids like Tagamet
The introduction of Tagamet
in the United States in 1977 represented both a revolution in ulcer therapy and the beginning of an important new industry.
By taking a prescription of Flagyl, tetracycline, and Pepto-Bismol, more than 80 percent of ulcer patients are cured and freed from a lifetime of taking Tagamet
Thus in the mid 1970s, Smith Kline and French introduced Tagamet
, which cures gastric ulcers and eliminates the need for surgery.