ZINETAC 300MG TABLET 10'S
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What is Ranitidine used for?
Ranitidine is used for the treatment of following conditions:
- Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
- Indigestion and heartburn
- Peptic ulcers
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug induced peptic ulcer
- Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
Ranitidine may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does Ranitidine work?
Ranitidine belongs to the class of drugs called histamine-2 receptor blockers. This drug acts by inhibiting the action of histamine on the parietal cells of GI tract. This reduces the production of stomach acid and prevents the ulcers in oesophagus, stomach and duodenum.
How to use Ranitidine?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use Ranitidine as prescribed by your doctor.
- Do not crush or chew Ranitidine tablet . Dissolve effervescent tablet completely in the water and take the mixture.
- Shake the suspension well before taking each dose of Ranitidine syrup so as to ensure the uniform mixing of the drug. Use a measuring cup while taking each dose.
- Ranitidine injection should be administered only under the medical supervision. Always use a disposable needle and syringe for injecting the medicine.
The overdose symptoms of Ranitidine may include:
- Severe dizziness
- Trouble walking
- Difficulty speaking
What are the drugs that interact with Ranitidine?
Drugs that interact with Ranitidine include the following:
This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.
What are the side effects of Ranitidine?
The following are the most common side effects of Ranitidine tablet/syrup:
- Stomach pain
The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:
- Frequent chest pain
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
What special precautions should be followed while using Ranitidine?
- Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Ranitidine or similar drugs.
- Seek doctor’s advice before using any other drug or herbal products while on Ranitidine.
- Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
- Keep the medication away from the reach of children.
- Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery while using Ranitidine, as it may cause dizziness.
You are advised not to use Ranitidine if
- it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
- the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.
What should you tell your doctor before using Ranitidine?
- Tell your doctor if you have any history of clotting disorders, phenylketonuria, kidney or liver disease.
- Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
- Notify the doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Frequently asked questions about Ranitidine
- Is it safe to use Ranitidine tablet during pregnancy?
- Is it common to have symptoms like coughing up mucus and chest pain while using Ranitidine?
- How long does Ranitidine medication take to show its effects?
- What are the other formulations of Ranitidine available?
Consult your doctor before using Ranitidine medication during pregnancy. Take Ranitidine only when prescribed by the doctor.
Coughing up mucus and chest pain are the rare and severe side effects of Ranitidine. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of the above symptoms.
Ranitidine medication may take an hour to relieve the symptoms such as indigestion and heartburn.
Ranitidine is available as tablet, liquid, syrup and injection.
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