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A 14 year old girl hallucinates



Type of Spiritual Experience


Number of hallucinations: 1


Cimetidine, sold under the brand name Tagamet among others, is a histamine H2 receptor antagonist that inhibits stomach acid production.

Gastritis is inflammation of the lining of the stomach. It may occur as a short episode or may be of a long duration. There may be no symptoms but, when symptoms are present, the most common is upper abdominal pain. Other possible symptoms include nausea and vomiting, bloating, loss of appetite and heartburn.

The cause is usually an infectious pathogen or a toxin

A description of the experience

Cimetidine-induced psychosis in a 14-year-old girl - Papp KA, Curtis RM.

A 14-year-old girl presented with hallucinations and bizarre behaviour 3 days following the institution of cimetidine therapy for acute gastritis. She had no history of drug abuse or psychiatric disorders, and physical examination and laboratory investigations yielded no abnormalities. Within 24 hours after cimetidine therapy was discontinued her behaviour returned to normal and the hallucinations stopped

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