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Ranitidine 150 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Jagsonpal Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Ranitidine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: August 20, 2019

Ranitidine 150 MG Tablet belongs to a drug group known as histamine-2 blocker. The drug reduced the amount of acid production in the stomach, effectively treating stomach and intestine ulcers. Moreover, the drug also helps control conditions like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and zollinger-ellison syndrome which lead to excessive acid production in the stomach.

Patients need to be aware that Ranitidine 150 MG Tablet intake can increase the chances of succumbing to pneumonia. Its symptoms are pain in the chest, fever, coughing up slimy green snort and problems with breathing. Also make sure that you are not allergic to the drug. Make sure it is safe for you to consume Ranitidine 150 MG Tablet, if you suffer from health problems like liver, kidney disease and porphyria. Although the drug does not really harm an unborn child, ensure that you tell your doctor if you are pregnant. The drug does pass into breast build, thus let your doctor know if you are on the drug while breast feeding too.

The drug should be taken according to instructions given by the doctor. Do not change the dosage on your own. Ranitidine 150 MG Tablet is meant for oral consumption and should be swallowed immediately. Do not chew or let the effervescent tablet dissolve after you place it in your mouth. The amount of water used to dissolve the tablet depends on the dosage that you take. For instance, if you are taking 25 mg of Ranitidine 150 MG Tablet, dissolve it in 1 teaspoon of water. If you are taking 150 mg of Ranitidine 150 MG Tablet dissolve it in 6-8oz of water. The drug should be continued until the ulcer heals completely. Generally it takes about 8 weeks for an ulcer to properly heal.

Some common side effects of Ranitidine 150 MG Tablet include insomnia, dizziness, headache, tender or swollen breasts in case of men, diarrhea or even constipation and nausea which may be accompanied with vomiting.

Ranitidine Tablet is helpful in treating the below provided problems:

  • Duodenal Ulcer

  • Gastric Ulcer

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

  • Erosive Esophagitis

  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

  • Hypersecretory Condition

  • Allergy

    Ranitidine 150 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in patients who have a known history of allergy to Ranitidine (the primary constituent of Ranitidine 150 MG Tablet) or any other component of the medicine.
  • Porphyria

    Ranitidine 150 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in patients having this rare hereditary disease.

Common side effects of Ranitidine Tablet are as follows:

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medication lasts for an average duration of 4-6 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of Ranitidine 150 MG Tablet can be observed after an hour of oral or intravenous administration.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Caution is advised while using this medicine during pregnancy. You should consult a doctor and use this medication only if the benefits outweigh the risks associated.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Caution is advised while using this medicine during pregnancy. You should consult a doctor and use this medication only if the benefits outweigh the risks associated.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Ranitidine 150 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected.

Ranitidine 150 MG Tablet acts by inhibiting the action of histamine at specific H2 receptors present in the gastric parietal cells. Thus, gastric acid secretion process is inhibited.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Gastrointestinal Bleeding

    Use of Ranitidine 150 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if any symptoms indicating gastrointestinal bleeding exists. Consult your doctor if there is blood in vomit or the stools are bloody or black.

    Porphyria

    Ranitidine 150 MG Tablet should be used with extreme caution in patients having a history of acute Porphyria.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Ethanol

    Avoid the consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine. Contact your doctor if you experience prolonged heartburn or presence of blood in the vomit or stools.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Ketoconazole

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Use of Ranitidine 150 MG Tablet tends to make Ketoconazole less effective. Inform the doctor if the symptoms do not improve or worsen. Do not discontinue the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.

    Loperamide

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Dose adjustment and safety monitoring may be needed when both these medicines are taken together. Your doctor may prescribe alternative medicine if your intake of Loperamide is very high or you suffer have a heart condition.

    Metformin

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. An adjustment in dose and more frequent monitoring of blood level are advised when these two medicines are taken together.

    Atazanavir

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Your doctor may adjust the dosage of Atazanavir when it is to be consumed along with Ranitidine 150 MG Tablet. Do not stop the usage of any medication without consulting your doctor.

    Dasatinib

    Report the usage of either of the medications to the doctor. It is advised to replace one or both of these medicines with alternates that do not interact. Do not stop the usage of any medication without consulting the doctor.

    Pazopanib

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Use of these two medications together should be avoided. Your doctor may prescribe suitable alternatives in such cases.
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About Ranitidine 150 MG Tablet
What are the uses of Ranitidine 150 MG Tablet
What are the contraindications of Ranitidine 150 MG Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Ranitidine 150 MG Tablet ?
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What are the substitutes for Ranitidine 150 MG Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
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