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Ranitidine Hcl 50 MG Injection

Manufacturer: Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd
Medicine composition: Ranitidine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Ranitidine Hcl 50 MG Injection 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 Hcl 50 MG Injection 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 Hcl 50 MG Injection, 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 Hcl 50 MG Injection 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 Hcl 50 MG Injection, dissolve it in 1 teaspoon of water. If you are taking 150 mg of Ranitidine Hcl 50 MG Injection 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 Hcl 50 MG Injection include insomnia, dizziness, headache, tender or swollen breasts in case of men, diarrhea or even constipation and nausea which may be accompanied with vomiting.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Gastroenterologist before using this medicine.

Duodenal Ulcer

Ranitidine Hcl 50 MG Injection is used for short term treatment of ulcers of the small intestine. It can also be used to prevent recurrence of ulcer in some patients.

Gastric Ulcer

Ranitidine Hcl 50 MG Injection is used for the short term treatment of stomach ulcers that are benign. It is also used as a maintenance therapy after the ulcers have healed.

Gastroesophagal Reflux Disease

Ranitidine Hcl 50 MG Injection is used for the treatment of a condition where the acid produced in the stomach causes irritation in the food pipe.

Erosive Esophagitis

Ranitidine Hcl 50 MG Injection is used for the treatment of a condition where the food pipe is eroded due to prolonged acid reflux from the stomach.

Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

Ranitidine Hcl 50 MG Injection is used to relieve the symptoms of this rare condition where the acid secretion in the stomach is abnormally high.

Hypersecretory Condition

Ranitidine Hcl 50 MG Injection is used to prevent and treat conditions where the amount of acid secreted in the stomach is abnormally high.
Ranitidine Hcl 50 MG Injection is not recommended for use in patients who have a known history of allergy to Ranitidine (the primary constituent of Ranitidine Hcl 50 MG Injection) or any other component of the medicine.
Ranitidine Hcl 50 MG Injection is not recommended for use in patients having this rare hereditary disease.
In addition to its intended effect, Ranitidine Hcl 50 MG Injection may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Headache

Moderate Common

Dizziness

Moderate Common

Nausea or vomiting

Moderate Less Common

Diarrhea

Major Less Common

Stomach pain

Moderate Less Common

Mental confusion

Major Rare

Muscle pain

Moderate Less Common

Difficulty in breathing

Major Rare

Gynecomastia

Major Rare

How long is the duration of effect?

The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 4-6 hours.

What is the onset of action?

The effect of this medicine 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 Hcl 50 MG Injection , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd
Zydus Cadila
Zydus Cadila

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.

Overdose instructions

Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of overdose may include confusion, fainting, and lightheadedness.

India

United States

Japan

Ranitidine Hcl 50 MG Injection 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

Gastro-intestinal bleeding

Major
Use of Ranitidine Hcl 50 MG Injection 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

Major
Ranitidine Hcl 50 MG Injection should be used with extreme caution in patients having a history of acute Porphyria.

Interaction with Alcohol

Ethanol

Moderate
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 Food

Food

Information not available.

Interaction with Medicine

Ketoconazole

Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Use of Ranitidine Hcl 50 MG Injection 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

Major
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

Moderate
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

Major
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 Hcl 50 MG Injection. Do not stop the usage of any medication without consulting your doctor.

Dasatinib

Major
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

Major
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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