Rantac 150 MG Tablet
Rantac falls under category of Histamine-2 Blockers which is used to control the acid production in the stomach. Due to this reason, Rantac is an effective treatment for many problems related to stomach acid such as ulcers, Zollinger-Ellen syndrome, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (also known as GERD).
Some people may, however, experience a few side effects of this tablet. These side effects include headache, diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea, dizziness, mental confusion, stomach pain, gynaecomastia breathing difficulties and muscle pains.
Due to this, it is not safe to drive when you consume this tablet. Furthermore, pregnant women and breastfeeding women are generally advised against taking this pill for the safety of their baby. This pill should not be taken with alcohol as it can cause drowsiness and complications for the patient.
It is also not advisable for patients with kidney or liver problems to take this pill as it can worsen their condition.
Patients who are taking certain medications should also avoid this pill. Some of these pills include metformin, Pazopanib, Dasatinib, Loperamide, Ketoconazole and Atazanavir. You can speak to your doctor about your other medications before taking this.
Below mentioned conditions can be treated with this medication:
Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (Gerd)
How long is the duration of effect?
On average, the duration of the pill’s effects last for 4-5 hours. This is why doctors sometimes prescribe more than one dose per day, depending on the overall health condition of the patient who needs this medicine.
What is the onset of action?
One can notice the effects of the pill taking place an hour after it is administered orally.
Is it habit forming?
There have not been any habit forming tendencies reported amongst users of this medication.
Is It safe with alcohol?
There have been no reports regarding the interaction with alcohol.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Unless absolutely necessary, pregnant women should not use this medicine. It is best to consult with your doctor before doing so.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Unless absolutely necessary, breastfeeding women should not use this medicine. It is best to consult with your doctor before doing so.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
As some of the side effects of this pill include mental confusion and drowsiness, it is not advisable to drive after taking the pill.
Does this affect kidney function?
Yes, it can have adverse effects on kidney functions, which is why patients with kidney disorders are advised not to take it.
Does this affect liver function?
Yes, it can have adverse effects on liver functions, which is why patients with liver disorders are advised not to take it.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Rantac 150 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
This medicine is generally administered by a healthcare professional within a clinic or hospital. Thus, you may not end up missing a dose. But if you do, you can take the pill as soon as you remember it.
Are there any overdose instructions?
If you overdose on this pill, you must speak to your healthcare provider immediately.
This drug 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
This pill can cause adverse effects for patients suffering from specific diseases like chronic heartburn, kidney disease, vitamin deficiency, pneumonia and Phenylketonuria. Furthermore, people who use nicotine must use this with caution.
Interaction with Medicine
This pill can have adverse reactions with certain pills. Some of these pills include metformin, Pazopanib, Dasatinib, Loperamide, Ketoconazole, and Atazanavir.
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