Ranitidine Over the Counter
Active ingredient: Ranitidine
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What is ranitidine?
Ranitidine is a so-called H2-receptor blockers, a drug that reduces the production of stomach acid. As a result, the mucus calms down the skin of the stomach and esophagus and stomach and intestinal discomfort is alleviated. Ranitidine is available on prescription.
What is the drug used?
Gastric acid inhibitors can help in case of symptoms such as acid Regurgitation, heartburn, stomach pain, Nausea, bloating, stomach or duodenal ulcers, esophageal Reflux (reflux of gastric juice into the esophagus), inflammation of the esophagus and other gastrointestinal complaints. In some cases, ranitidine can also be used to prevent, for example, in the case of recurrent duodenal ulcers.
How to use ranitidine?
Take ranitidine, preferably in the evening before going to bed. If you need to take this medication twice a day, so you do this in the morning and in the evening. Ranitidine is available as effervescent tablet and a Suspension (drink). Dissolve the effervescent tablets before taking in a full glass of water and drink the resulting solution immediately. Ranitidine Suspension is suitable for children under 12 years of age and can be dosed using the supplied measuring spoon, easy, and administered. This medication may be taken with or without food. The application duration depends on your symptoms; please adhere to the instructions of the physician.
Ranitidine effervescent tablets are available in Strengths of 150 mg and 300 mg, available. The doctor knows which strength relieves your symptoms the best. In most cases, the following dosage recommendation:
- Adults and children over 12 years: once daily (evening) 300 mg, two doses of 150 mg (morning and evening).
Children under 12 years of age the doctor will ranitidine Suspension will prescribe a customized dosage. This Suspension contains 75 mg of ranitidine per 5 ml. Read the package leaflet before use.
Ranitidine can cause side effects. These include, among others:
- Dizziness, drowsiness, or fatigue;
- Gastro-Intestinal Complaints.
Most of the complaints disappear after some time completely. If the side effects persist, contact the physician. On the leaflet you will find more information on the possible side-effects of ranitidine.
When you must not use this medicine?
Ranitidine is not suitable for everyone. Do not use this stomach acid inhibitor if you:
- hypersensitive are resistant to ranitidine or to any of the excipients used;
- on the (rare) disease porphyria.
Discuss the use of this drug with the doctor if you suffer from kidney dysfunction or other disease. Specify in your order what other medications or supplements you are using: some medicines interact with ranitidine can occur.
If you are pregnant or want to become, you must not use this medication only on the advice of the doctor. In lactation ranitidine should not be taken. In the first time of taking ranitidine can affect your responsiveness. Not be part of the traffic, if you experience dizziness or drowsiness. Alcohol irritates the gastric mucosa and should be avoided better.