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Description of the drug
Ranitidine is a drug that decreases acid production in the stomach. It is prescribed in conditions such as peptic ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Indications and Usage
The drug is used to prevent or treat ulcers in the stomach and intestines. It is used in short-term treatment for active ulcers caused due to Zollinger-Ellison syndrome that causes excess acid production in the stomach. It is used in maintenance therapy for ulcer patients at a reduced dosage. Ranitidine helps is treating reflux conditions, during which there is back-flow of acid from the stomach into the esophagus, causing heartburn. It may be prescribed to patients experiencing erosive esophagitis, a condition in which constant acid reflux results in damage to the esophageal lining.
Dosage and Administration
1. Recommended dose:
For active duodenal ulcers, benign gastric ulcers, gastric reflux, maintenance of erosive esophagitis, and patients with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome: 150 mg of the drug is to be taken twice daily. Alternatively, a single dose of 300 mg of the drug may be taken once a day before bedtime. For maintenance of healing duodenal ulcers and gastric ulcers, a single dose of 150 mg is recommended at bedtime. For erosive esophagitis, a dosage of 150 mg of Ranitidine is prescribed four times daily. The dose for children and elderly people changes according to their weight, age, and condition. Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor at regular intervals according to your condition and age.
2. Method of Administration:
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Swallow the tablet as a whole and do not chew. Take the drug 30-60 minutes before meals.
3. Missed dose:
In the case of missed dose as soon as you remember; unless it is time for the next dose. Do not double-up the dose.
In case of an accidental overdose, seek immediate medical help.
Forms and Strengths
Ranitidine is available in the form of a tablet in 150 mg and 300 mg strengths. You can buy Aciloc 150 mg online from our website at a very reasonable price.
The drug should not be consumed if you have porphyria. Porphyria is a genetic disease in which there is abnormal metabolism of hemoglobin which results in increased sensitivity to light. Ranitidine may induce a porphyriaattack.
The drug should not be prescribed to children as it may increase therisk of gastroenteritis and pneumonia.
This medicine should not be consumed by pregnant or lactating women.
Warnings and precautions
Ranitidine may worsen pre-existing immune, liver, or kidney problems, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, tumors, etc. Please consult your doctor before you buy Aciloc 150 mg online.
Let your doctor know if you are allergic to ranitidine or other H2-histamine blockers before consuming the drug.
Do not smoke or drink alcohol while you taking this drug. Smoking and drinking will prevent optimal healing of ulcers.
If your stool appears to be black in color, call your doctor immediately. It may be a sign of a bleeding ulcer.
This drug may cause dizziness. Do not drive, use machinery, or perform any activities that require extreme alertness.
Elderly people have decreased capacity to eliminate this drug. Please consult your physician before taking this drug.
Avoid caffeine and certain spices that may aggravate ulcers.
Ranitidine may interfere with certain laboratory tests, such as, urine tests, and may yield false positive results.
Common side effects include headaches, pain, or burning. Serious side effects include abnormal heart rates, chest pain, coughing of green or yellow mucus, easy bruising, vision problems, fever, nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, constipation, dizziness, insomnia, vertigo, mental confusion, depression, rashes, hair loss, thrombocytopenia, liver problems, jaundice, hepatitis, increased susceptibility to pneumonia, diarrhea, and possible masking of stomach cancer. The drug may increase susceptibility to Clostridium difficile colitis. Seek immediate medical help is any of the severe side effects occur.
Ranitidine may prevent the optimal effectiveness of the following drugs: atazanavir, delavirdine, gefitinib, glipizide, ketoconazole, midazolam, procainamide, propantheline, triazolam, and warfarin. It interferes with antifungals, such as ketoconazole. NSAIDs, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen, can cause gastric ulcers. Do not consume Ranitidine with other H2-histamine blockers, such as cimetidine and famotidine. Please let your doctor know if you are taking any of these drugs.
Each tablet contains 150 mg of active Ranitidine. Ranitidine is an H2-histamine receptor antagonist. It binds to the receptor and prevents binding of histamine; thereby reducing production of acid in the stomach.
Store the medicine at room temperature, away from direct sunlight. Keep it tightly closed away from moisture. Store the drug out of reach of children.
This drug is manufactured by Candila Healthcare Ltd., the fifth-largest Indian pharmaceutical company, headquartered at Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India.