Serious. These medicines may interact and cause very harmful effects. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
When these two medicines are taken together, cimetidine may prevent your body from processing tacrine properly.
What might happen:
Your blood levels of tacrine may increase and cause toxic effects.
What you should do about this interaction:
If you experience dizziness, unsteadiness, clumsiness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of appetite, contact your doctor. It may be necessary to adjust the dose of your medicine or change you to a different medicine.Your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
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