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Ranitidne also known as by its common brands: Zantac 75, Wal-Zan 150, Wal-Zan 75

Generic Name: ranitidine (ra NI ti deen)
Brand Names: Zantac

Drug class: H2 antagonist

Ranitidine is prescribed by doctors to treat and prevent heartburn and conditions that cause too much stomach acid, the medication helps to it treat stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Ranitidine belongs to a group of drugs called histamine-2 blockers. It works by reducing the amount of acid stomach produces, it may take up to 8 weeks before your ulcer heals. Prior taking medication consult with doctor especially if have kidney disease; liver disease, or pregnant or breastfeeding. Ranitidine is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby but those who breastfeeding must be cautious since Ranitidine passes into breast milk. Do not take this medicine without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Caution – Using this medicine may increase your risk of developing pneumonia. Symptoms of pneumonia include chest pain, fever, feeling short of breath, and coughing up green or yellow mucus. Talk with your doctor about your specific risk of developing pneumonia.

Ranitidine comes as an oral tablet, oral capsule, or oral syrup, it also comes as an injectable solution. Instructions on how to take medication: Do not crush, chew, or break an effervescent tablet, and do not allow it to dissolve on your tongue. The 25-milligram effervescent tablet must be dissolved in at least 1 teaspoon of water before swallowing. The150-milligram effervescent tablet should be dissolved in 6 to 8 ounces of water. Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once or twice daily, it is usually recommended to be taken after the evening meal or before bedtime. Take this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it.

The dosage and length of treatment are based on individuals medical condition and response to therapy. In children, dosage may also be based on body weight.

Interaction: Some products need stomach acid so that the body can absorb them properly. and since Ranitidine decreases stomach acid, it may change how well these products work.

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