RANITIDINE (Oral) (Tablet)

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Zantac intake

I have acid reflux. I am taking 40mg of prilosic and 300mg of zantac in the morning and 300mg of zantac at night. I'm really worried about the amount of zantac I'm taking. Please e-mail me back.
by lina in dearborn, Michigan, 02/27/2006

prescription ranitidine

 Yes I am a medical student and I have a question about Ranitidine. With this drug and exercise will it cause high blood pressure. I have a family member that has just recently started taking this with physical therapy. He has never had any probl...
by audra in Georgia, 10/24/2006

ranitidine hydrochloride 150mg

Please could you tell me if there are any side effects of the above and if so what many thanks
by diane goodfield in Spain, 03/11/2007

Zantac vs. Novo-Ranidine

My Granny's been on Zantac for years. Over the past couple of days, she switched to Novo-Ranidine, same dosage of 150mg tablets & is experiencing dizziness. Could this be a result of change of brand name? If so, what is the difference between ...
by Linda in Toronto, Canada, 09/20/2006

RANITIDINE (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

RANITIDINE (Oral) (Tablet)

RANITIDINE (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification


RANITIDINE (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

Zantac 300, Zantac, Zantac 150 Efferdose, Zantac 150, Zantac 75, Zantac 25, Taladine, Ranitidine HCl

RANITIDINE (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Ranitidine Hydrochloride Treats stomach ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Also treats conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid (such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome). This medicine is a histamine H2-blocker.

When To Not Use RANITIDINE (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to ranitidine.

How Should You Use RANITIDINE (Oral) (Tablet)

Tablet, Liquid Filled Capsule, Liquid, Packet, Fizzy Tablet, Fizzy Powder, Syrup

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.If you are using this medicine without a prescription, follow the instructions on the medicine label.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.
  • Mix each dose of the effervescent tablet or powder (packet) in 8 ounces (1 cup) of water. Drink this mixture right after mixing it. Do not save any unused mixture.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper RANITIDINE (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store RANITIDINE (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep RANITIDINE (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using RANITIDINE (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using triazolam (Halcion®).

RANITIDINE (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease, or a history of acute porphyria.
  • EFFERdose® tablets and powder (packet) contain phenylalanine. If you have phenylketonuria, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect the results of certain medical tests.

RANITIDINE (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
  • Blistering, peeling, red skin rash.
  • Fast, slow, or uneven heartbeat.
  • Dark-colored urine or pale stools.
  • Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, pain in your upper stomach.
  • Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness.
  • Yellow skin or eyes.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Constipation or diarrhea.
  • Headache, may be severe.
  • Stomach upset.

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