Cimetidine H2 Blocker

Cimetidine -H2 blocker

 

Stops histamine being broken down .

 

It also interacts with statins - meaning they can't be taken together .

Ranitidine - is in the same class of medications , but does not negatively affect histamine metabolism  but does interact with statins

 

Patients are advised to use a different h2 blocker to cimetidine

and

use alternate cholesterol medications .

 

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