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Rantac 75 MG Syrup

Manufacturer: Jb Chemicals
Medicine composition: Ranitidine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: March 11, 2019

Belonging to a drug group known as histamine-2 blocker, Rantac 75 MG Syrup helps in reducing the amount of acid production in the stomach, effectively treating stomach and intestine ulcers. Moreover, the drug also helps in controlling conditions like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and zollinger-ellison syndrome which lead to excessive acid production in the stomach.

Consume the amount of this medication as per the instructions given by your doctor. 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 Rantac 75 MG Syrup include insomnia, dizziness, headache, tender or swollen breasts in case of men, diarrhea or even constipation and nausea which may be accompanied with vomiting.

  • Duodenal Ulcer

    Rantac 75 MG Syrup treats short term treatment of ulcers of the small intestine. It can also be used to prevent recurrence of ulcer in some patients.
  • Gastric Ulcer

    Rantac 75 MG Syrup 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.
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    Rantac 75 MG Syrup helps in treating condition where the acid produced in the stomach causes irritation in the food pipe.
  • Erosive Esophagitis

    Rantac 75 MG Syrup 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

    Rantac 75 MG Syrup is used to relieve the symptoms of this rare condition where the acid secretion in the stomach is abnormally high.
  • Hypersecretory Condition

    Rantac 75 MG Syrup is used to prevent and treat conditions where the amount of acid secreted in the stomach is abnormally high.
  • Allergy

    Rantac 75 MG Syrup is not recommended for use in patients who have a known history of allergy to Ranitidine (the primary constituent of Rantac 75 MG Syrup) or any other component of the medicine.
  • Porphyria

    Rantac 75 MG Syrup is not recommended for use in patients having this rare hereditary disease.
  • 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 Rantac 75 MG Syrup can be observed after an hour of oral or intravenous administration.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Caution is advised while using Rantac 75 MG Syrup 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?

    Breastfeeding women should not use this medication. It is recommended to consult doctor before using Rantac 75 MG Syrup.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Rantac 75 MG Syrup , 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. Symptoms of overdose may include confusion, fainting, and lightheadedness.

Rantac 75 MG Syrup 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 Rantac 75 MG Syrup 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

    Rantac 75 MG Syrup 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 Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Ketoconazole

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Use of Rantac 75 MG Syrup 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 Rantac 75 MG Syrup. 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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