Dermatology Book


Cimetidine wart therapy

Aka: Cimetidine wart therapy
  1. See Also
    1. Cimetidine (Tagamet)
  2. Indication
    1. Recalcitrant warts in adults
    2. Molluscum Contagiosum in Children
  3. Mechanism
    1. Mild Immune enhancing effect
  4. Dosing
    1. Start: 25-40 mg/kg (MAX 400 mg tid) divided bid-tid
    2. Course: Treat for 2-3 months
  5. Side effects
    1. Unpleasant syrup
    2. Drug Interactions
    3. Gynecomastia with prolonged use
  6. Efficacy: Mild effect
    1. Not nearly as pronounced as originally thought
  7. References
    1. Orlow (1993) J Am Acad Dermatol 28:794-6 [PubMed]
    2. Dohil (1996) Pediatr Dermatol 13:310-2 [PubMed]
    3. Glass (1996) Arch Dermatol 132:680-2 [PubMed]
    4. Yilmaz (1996) J Am Acad Dermatol 34:1005-7 [PubMed]

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