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Ranitidine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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Information about Ranitidine

Generic Name : Ranitidine
Pronunciation : ra nye' te deen
Latest prescription information about Ranitidine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y53.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiulcers
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Ranitidine

India : 

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International : 

Tritec, Zantac
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Why is Ranitidine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antacid, antireflux agent and antiulcerant, prescribed for peptic ulcer.  It decreases the amount of acid made in the stomach.
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When should Ranitidine not be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Ranitidine?

Adult: PO- Initial: The recommended dose is 300 mg at bedtime or 150 mg twice daily for 4-8 weeks depending on the condition.

How should Ranitidine be taken?

It comes as a capsule and tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Ranitidine?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of porphyria, kidney or liver disease; during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Ranitidine?

Headache, constipation, nausea, abdominal pain and dizziness.

What are the other precautions for Ranitidine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Ranitidine?

Keep this medication in the container it came in and out of the reach of children.

Schedule : H
Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.
Learn more about Ranitidine's interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol

Ranitidine: Drug to Treat Gastroesophageal Reflux And Ulcer




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venkat, India

Some of my friends told that rantidine affects the heart function. Is this true?

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