Home / Hair Loss Treatments / Off-Label Treatments / Tagamet (Cimetidine) Tagamet (Cimetidine) Hair Loss Treatment Type: Antacid, Anti-androgen Availability: Over the counter. Notes: Tagamet is an antacid, anti-heartburn drug that is available over the counter. In large multiple doses daily, it can have anti-androgen effects. These effects are fairly weak though and you have to take a fairly large amount of the drug to get them, which means it is not a recommended anti-androgen treatment. Some people may have an adverse reaction that causes some hair loss as well. Claimed Results: None. Observed Results: None. Clinical Results: Anti-androgenic effects such as libido loss and gynocomnestia are known side effects. Testing: Well tested (in FDA trials) Safety/Side Effects: Some possible side effects, listed on box. Gender: Either. Typical Cost: Unknown. Where you can get it: Any grocery or drugstore, it is an over-the-counter drug for heartburn. Cimetidine Study Title: Treatment of female androgenetic alopecia with cimetidine. Title Abreviation: Int J Dermatol Date of Pub: 1987 Mar Author: Aram H;Issue/Part/Supplement: 2 Volume Issue: 26 Pagination: 128-30 MESH Headings: Adult; Alopecia (*DT/ET); Androgen Antagonists (TU); Androgens (PH);Cimetidine (AD/PD/*TU); Drug Evaluation; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Human; Middle Age; Time Factors; -RN-; Journal Title Code: GR2 Publication Type: JOURNAL ARTICLE Date of Entry: 870527N Entry Month: 8708 Country: UNITED STATES Index Priority: 2 Language: Eng Unique Identifier:87193413 Unique Identifier: 87193413 ISSN: 0011-9059 Abstract Ten white women with moderate to severe androgenetic alopecia were treated with cimetidine 300 …Continue Reading Add Comment Register Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website Leave a Comment Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment.