General English name: Ranitidine

Brand: Zantac

Application: Treatment of diseases caused by excessive production of acid in the stomach


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Drug information for Ranitidine

Drug Information: Ranitidine belongs to a group of drugs that reduce the production of acid by the cells lining the stomach. These drugs are called histamine H2 receptor antagonists. But they are commonly called H2 inhibitors. Ranitidine is useful in treating diseases caused by overproduction of stomach acid. These diseases include stomach ulcers, duodenal ulcers, gastric reflux and indigestion.

Ranitidine is also used to treat stomach ulcers caused by NSAIDs. Acid is made naturally in the body to digest food. Too much acid can damage the stomach wall and cause inflammation and ulcers. This process can reduce the symptoms and improve the treatment process. It can be taken with or without a prescription from pharmacies to treat indigestion and heartburn.


Contraindications to Ranitidine

Note the expiration date of ranitidine and do not take it if it has expired.

Never give ranitidine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.

Do not take ranitidine more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

Check for ranitidine drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.


Drug interaction of Ranitidine

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some drugs that may interact with this drug include: clostazol, clopidogrel, methotrexate (especially high-dose therapy), rifampin, and St. John’s wort.

Do not use ranitidine with other drugs containing ranitidine or other H2 blockers (cimetidine, famotidine, nizatidine).

Some medications require stomach acid to be properly absorbed by the body. Ranitidine reduces stomach acid, so it affects the performance of some drugs. Some of the drugs that are affected by this drug are: atazanavir, dasatinib, pazopanib, delavirdin, specific azole antifungals (itraconazole), ketoconazole, ketoconazole (ketoconazole) )).

Ranitidine may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including urine protein tests) and may cause erroneous results. Talk to your lab staff and all doctors about the medicine you have taken before the test


Tips to consider before taking Ranitidine

Some medications are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking ranitidine:


Possible side effects of Ranitidine

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

Constipation or diarrhea, abdominal pain: This condition will go away soon.

Boredom: Eat simple foods and avoid spicy and high-fat foods.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to ranitidine.


How to store Ranitidine

Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.

Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.