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Ranitidine

The active ingredient of Zantac is ranitidine. The drug belongs to the family of drugs called histamine-2 blockers
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Ranitidine

Ranitidine 150mg

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Usage

What are Ranitidine uses? 

Ranitidine HCL is mainly used for treating ulcers of the stomach as well as intestines and also avoids them from coming back after they have healed. This medicine is also very effective in treating certain stomach and throat problems like erosive esophagitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease- GERD, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. This medicine is known to belong to a group of drugs called histamine-2 blockers. It is known to work by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach makes.  

Zantac for acid reflux is very effective, so to prevent acid indigestion or heartburn take this medicine 30 to 60 minutes before eating food or taking any beverage but only after your doctor’s approval. Both Omeprazole and ranitidine can be effectively used for treating digestive problems. 

Ranitidine medicine provides relieve from different symptoms such as cough which does not go away, difficulty in swallowing, stomach pain as well as heartburn. This medicine is very effective in treating GERD as well as other conditions in which acid backs up from the stomach into the oesophagus that causes heartburn.

Ranitidine generic drug is available in the brand name of Zantac and Acid Reducer. This medicine is available at our pharmacy at a cost-effective price.  

Ranitidine is also given to infants for decreasing acid in the stomach. Zantac for babies is safe but only after the doctor’s prescription.  

What is the dosage of Ranitidine? 

You need to take Zantac generic tablets by mouth with or without the food as directed by your doctor mainly once or twice daily. It is important for you to take Ranitidine Zantac medication exactly in the same manner as directed on the label or as recommended by your doctor. You should not take this medicine is smaller or larger amounts or even for a longer time than directed by your doctor because it can serious side effects.  

For some conditions, it might be possible that Zantac medication is prescribed by your doctor 4 times a day. When you take this medication once daily then you need to take it mainly after the evening meal or before the bedtime. It is very important for you to measure the dose carefully using a measuring spoon or a special medication spoon available with your medicine. Do not use the household spoons for measuring the medicine as you might not get the right dose.   

Since, this medicine is available in different strengths such as Ranitidine 150 mg and Ranitidine 300 mg so the dosage and length of the treatment are completely based on your medical ailment as well as reaction to the treatment. The dosage of Ranitidine medication in children is based on their body weight. So it is always suggested to strictly follow your doctor’s instruction carefully. There are also chances that you take other medication like antacids for your condition but only after your doctor approval.  

You need to take Ranitidine HCL on a regular basis in order to get the most benefit from it. Take the medicine at the same time so that you remember taking it every day. You should never stop the intake of this medicine with your doctor’s permission because in this way you can delay the healing of an ulcer. If you see that your condition does not improve or gets worse then contact your doctor immediately.    

Do not crush, break or chew an effervescent tablet and also do not permit it to melt on your tongue. The 25mg effervescent tablet should be dissolved in at least 1 teaspoon of water before swallowing, while Ranitidine 150 mg tablet should be dissolved in 6 to 8 ounces of water.  

Make sure that you let Ranitidine HCL tablet to dissolve completely in the water and then drink the complete mixture. You need to draw the liquid mixture into a medicine dropper and empty the dropper into the child’s mouth if you are giving this medication to a child.  

It is important for you to mix Ranitidine granules with six to eight ounces of water before drinking. Before your ulcer heals completely, it might take the time of 8 weeks. So keep using Zantac generic tablets for at least 8 weeks as directed by your doctor. Inform your doctor once if you see that your symptoms do not improve after 6 weeks of treatment.   

This medicine is known to cause unusual results in certain medical tests. So it is better to inform your doctor well in advance that you are using Ranitidine. Thus, ensure storing this medicine at room temperature right away from direct heat as well as moisture.  

What if you miss a dose? 

The moment you remember, take the missed dose. But when you see that it’s time for your next dose then skip the missed dose because two doses should not be taken at the same time. Also, remember that you should not take extra medicine just to make up the missed dose.  

What do you need to avoid while taking this medicine? 

You should strictly stop the intake of alcohol as will increase the risk of damage to your stomach.  

Can you take Ranitidine during pregnancy? 

Ranitidine Zantac medication is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. So if during the treatment you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant then first consult with your doctor.  

Can you breastfeed during Ranitidine medication? 

Ranitidine generic drug is known to pass into breast milk. So before breastfeeding your baby, make sure that you first take the permission of your doctor.  

Precautions to be taken while using Ranitidine 

Before you start your Ranitidine medication, inform your doctor well in advance if you are allergic to this medicine or to other H2blockers like cimetidine, famotidine and even if you have any other kinds of allergies. This medicine is known to contain certain inactive ingredients that might cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about this medicine in details.  

Before you start using Ranitidine HCL tablet, inform your doctor about all your medical history especially if you have suffered from:

  • Certain blood disorders such as porphyria
  • Kidney problems
  • Lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma
  • Immune system problems
  • Liver problems
  • Stomach problems such as tumours

Some symptoms are actually the sign of a more severe condition. So contact your doctor immediately if you suffer from:

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Heartburn with shoulder pain, light-headedness, dizziness, chest, jaw and arm pain as well as shortness of breath

Therefore, older adults might be more sensitive to the side effects of this medication, mainly confusion. The intake of this medicine might increase your risk of developing pneumonia. Some of the symptoms of pneumonia are coughing up green or yellow mucus, chest pain, feeling short of breath as well as breath. So make sure that you discuss with your doctor about your particular risk of developing pneumonia.  

The effervescent tablet might contain phenylalanine, so if you are suffering from phenylketonuria then talk to your doctor well in advance before you start the intake of effervescent tablets.  

What are the side effects of Ranitidine? 

Remember one thing that if your doctor has recommended you to use Ranitidine medication then he or she must have judged that the benefits of this medicine for you are greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication did not come across any serious side effects.   

Some of the common side effects of this Ranitidine generic drug are:

  • Headache which might be severe
  • Diarrhoea, dizziness
  • Constipation, drowsiness
  • Sleep problems like insomnia
  • Nausea, stomach pain
  • Decreased sex drive, difficulty having an orgasm
  • Impotence, vomiting
  • Swollen or tender breasts

You need to immediately stop the intake of Ranitidine 150 mg and Ranitidine 300 mg and contact your doctor if you come across any signs of allergic reactions to this medication such as swelling of your lips, throat, face or tongue, hives and difficulty in breathing. You need to stop using this medicine and get the emergency medical help if you suffer from severe side effects such as:

  • Problems with your skin or hair
  • Stomach pain 
  • Loss of appetite
  • Easy bruising or bleeding 
  • Dark urine and jaundice
  • Fast or slow heart rate
  • Chest pain, fever
  • Chills, feeling short of breath & cough with mucus

Therefore, this is not the complete list of side effects so if you suffer from anything else which is not mentioned here then please contact your doctor immediately.  

Ranitidine Interactions 

Drug interactions can completely change how your medications work or can also increase your risk for severe side effects. When you visit your doctor make sure that you tell your doctor about all the products that you are using such as prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs as well as herbal products. You should never start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine until and unless your doctor tells you to do.  

There are total 126 drugs that are known to interact with Ranitidine medication.  

7 major drug interactions

59 moderate drug interactions

60 minor drug interactions 

Some of the names of drugs that interact with Ranitidine tablets include Flonase, Augmentin, Methadone, Nexium, etc.  

Before you start your Ranitidine medication Ranitidine make sure that you inform your doctor well in advance if you take Triazolam because you might not be able to use this medicine or doctor might do the dosage adjustments or special tests during the treatment.  

There are many other drugs that are known to interact with this medicine so tell your doctor about vitamin, over-the-counter & herbal products.  

How do Ranitidine works? 

Ranitidine works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach makes.  

Ranitidine Warnings 

If you have liver or kidney disease and porphyria then do consult your doctor before taking this medicine. 

 


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