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Cimetidine psychotoxicity without significant medical illness: case report.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of clinical psychiatry
Publication Date
Volume
44
Issue
2
Pages
75–76
Identifiers
PMID: 6826535
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Previous reports have described cimetidine psychotoxicity as predominantly an organic brain syndrome in older, severely ill patients. This paper reports a cimetidine-induced mental state change in a middle-aged man with a relatively uncomplicated medical history. Since toxic effects of cimetidine are likely to occur within 1 to 2 days of starting the medication, close observation during this time period, and prompt recognition of psychotoxicity, can prevent disruptive side effects.

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