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Ranitidine, sold under the trade name Zantac among others, is a medication that decreases stomach acid production. It is commonly used in treatment of peptic.
Ranitidine enters breast milk, with peak concentrations seen at 5.5 hours after the dose in breast milk. Caution should be exercised when prescribed to nursing women.
Certain preparations of ranitidine are available over the counter (OTC) in various countries. In the United States, 75- and 150-mg tablets are available OTC. Larger doses and pack sizes still require a prescription. Zantac OTC is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim. In Australia and the UK, packs containing seven or 14 doses of the 150-mg tablet are available in supermarkets, small packs of 150-mg and 300-mg tablets are schedule 2 pharmacy medicines.
Ranitidine is contraindicated for patients known to have hypersensitivity to the drug.
Arrhythmias such as tachycardia, bradycardia, atrioventricular block, and premature ventricular beats have also been reported.
Even months after discontinuation, an elevated level of IgE in 6% of patients was still found in this study.
Ranitidine is in a group of drugs called histamine-2 blockers. Ranitidine works by reducing the amount of acid your stomach produces. Ranitidine is used to treat.
Overdose symptoms may include lack of coordination, feeling light-headed, or fainting.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase the risk of damage to your stomach.
Generic Name: ranitidine (ra NI ti deen) Brand Names: Taladine, Zantac.
Take ranitidine exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
FDA pregnancy category B.
Learn about the potential side effects of ranitidine. Includes common and rare side effects information for consumers and healthcare professionals.
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Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach.
Generic alternatives may be available. ¶ This branded product is no longer on the market.
Dissolve ranitidine effervescent tablets and granules in a full glass (6 to 8 ounces ) of water before drinking.
Over-the-counter ranitidine is used to prevent and treat symptoms of heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach. Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.