Pharmacology Mnemonic

Cimetidine is a histamine H2 receptor blocker that inhibits the production of acid in the stomach.

Here's how to remember the effect of Cimetidine on cytochrome p450:

Cimetidine is like “cement” and p450 gets stuck in it => decreased p450.

Cimetidine is a known inhibitor of cytochrome p450 enzyme system which leads to drug interactions by decreasing the metabolism of some drugs!

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