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Manufacturer : Glaxo Smith Kline
Formulation : Tablet


No Generic Alternative Available

No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Zantac /Ranitidine used for?

The medication Zantac is used to prevent or treat ulcers. By targeting the production of stomach acids, Zantac can treat conditions like Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and other conditions involving the back up of stomach acids.

How should Zantac /Ranitidine be stored?

Keep Zantac at room temperature, hidden from moisture, heat and light.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Zantac/Ranitidine ?

Always take your medication the exact way your doctor prescribed it to you. Depending on the type of Zantac medication, you may be required to administer the medicine differently. When taking the tablets, they should be dissolved into the appropriate amount of water (ask your doctor or look at the instructions), they should not be crushed, chewed, broken, or allowed to dissolve on your tongue. When taking Zantac granules, the medicines should be mixed with water (ask doctor for specific amounts. When taking the liquid version of Zantac, measure the medication with an accurate instrument, not a common tablespoon found in the kitchen.

When should Zantac /Ranitidine not be taken?

Zantac should not be taken if you are allergic to ranitidine. If you have kidney disease, liver disease, porphyria, or are allergic to any kind of drugs, make sure you let your doctor know, before taking Zantac. Although Zantac is not expected to harm an unborn baby, tell your doctor if you are or may become pregnant. However, Zantac can pass into breast milk; do not take Zantac if you're breastfeeding before talking to your doctor.

What precautions should I follow when taking Zantac /Ranitidine ?

Before you decide to take Zantac, discuss your specific risk of developing pneumonia as Zantac may increase this risk. Some people have difficulty differentiating between heartburn and early heart attack symptoms; make sure you can notice when you are suffering from heartburn or if it may be a more serious heart attack.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Zantac /Ranitidine ?

When you are taking Zantac, try to completely stop your consumption of alcohol, as you may cause the risk of damage to your stomach to increase.

When should Zantac /Ranitidine not be taken?

Serious side effects of Zantac may include: allergic reaction; chest pain, fever, feeling short of breath, coughing up green or yellow mucus; easy bruising, unusual weakness; fast or slow heart rate; problems with vision; fever, sore throat, and headache

Less severe side effects of Zantac may include: headache; drowsiness, dizziness; sleep problems; decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm; swollen or tender breasts (in men); nausea, vomiting, stomach pain; or diarrhea or constipatio

Other: None.