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ranitidine

Pronunciation: ra NI ti deen

Brand: Zantac

Ranitidine Hydrochloride

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150 mg, round, beige, imprinted with 150, LOGO 4357

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Ranitidine Hydrochloride

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300 mg, oval, beige, imprinted with LOGO 4358, 300

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Zantac 300

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300 mg, oval, yellow, imprinted with ZANTAC 300, Glaxo

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Ranitidine Hydrochloride

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150 mg, round, pink, imprinted with GG 705

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Ranitidine Hydrochloride

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300 mg, round, orange, imprinted with GG 706

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Ranitidine Hydrochloride

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150 mg, capsule, brown, imprinted with GG 614

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Ranitidine Hydrochloride

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150 mg, round, orange, imprinted with IP253

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Ranitidine Hydrochloride

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300 mg, capsule, yellow, imprinted with IP254

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Ranitidine Hydrochloride

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150 mg, round, pink, imprinted with GG 705

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Ranitidine Hydrochloride

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150 mg, round, orange, imprinted with IP 253

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Ranitidine Hydrochloride

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300 mg, capsule, yellow, imprinted with IP254

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Ranitidine Hydrochloride

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150 mg, round, orange, imprinted with IP253

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Ranitidine Hydrochloride

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150 mg, round, pink, imprinted with G51, 150

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Ranitidine Hydrochloride

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300 mg, round, pink, imprinted with G51, 300

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Ranitidine Hydrochloride

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150 mg, round, orange, imprinted with IP 253

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Ranitidine Hydrochloride

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150 mg, round, white, imprinted with APO 025

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Ranitidine Hydrochloride

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150 mg, round, white, imprinted with N 544, 150

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Ranitidine Hydrochloride

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150 mg, round, white, imprinted with N 544, 150

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Ranitidine Hydrochloride

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150 mg, round, beige, imprinted with WATSON 760

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Ranitidine Hydrochloride

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300 mg, capsule, brown, imprinted with GG 615

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Ranitidine Hydrochloride

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300 mg, capsule, yellow, imprinted with IP 254

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Ranitidine Hydrochloride

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300 mg, oblong, white, imprinted with APO, RAN 300

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Ranitidine Hydrochloride

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300 mg, round, orange, imprinted with GG 706

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Ranitidine Hydrochloride

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300 mg, oblong, white, imprinted with N 547, 300

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Ranitidine Hydrochloride

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300 mg, oval, yellow, imprinted with par 545

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Ranitidine Hydrochloride

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300 mg, oblong, beige, imprinted with WATSON 761

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Zantac 150

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150 mg, pentagonal, yellow, imprinted with Glaxo, ZANTAC 150

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Zantac 300

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300 mg, oblong, yellow, imprinted with ZANTAC 300, Glaxo

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Zantac 75

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75 mg, pentagonal, pink, imprinted with Z, 75

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What is the most important information I should know about ranitidine?

Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

What is ranitidine?

Ranitidine is a histamine-2 blocker that works by reducing the amount of acid your stomach produces.

Ranitidine is used to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and intestines. It also treats conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Ranitidine also treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions in which acid backs up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing heartburn.

Ranitidine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using ranitidine?

Heartburn can mimic early symptoms of a heart attack. Get emergency medical help if you have chest pain that spreads to your jaw or shoulder and you feel anxious or light-headed.

You should not use ranitidine if you are allergic to it.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if this medicine is safe to use if you have:

  • kidney disease;
  • liver disease; or
  • porphyria (a genetic enzyme disorder that causes symptoms affecting the skin or nervous system).

Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

This medicine may contain phenylalanine. Check the medication label if you have phenylketonuria (PKU).

How should I take ranitidine?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor.

Your doctor may recommend an antacid to help relieve pain. Carefully follow your doctor's directions about the type of antacid to use, and when to use it.

Measure liquid medicine carefully. Use the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon).

It may take up to 8 weeks before your ulcer heals. Keep using the medication as directed and call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 6 weeks.

This medicine can affect the results of certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using ranitidine.

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms may include lack of coordination, feeling light-headed, or fainting.

What should I avoid while taking ranitidine?

Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase the risk of damage to your stomach.

What are the possible side effects of ranitidine?

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using ranitidine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • stomach pain, loss of appetite;
  • dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • fever, chills, cough with mucus, chest pain, feeling short of breath;
  • fast or slow heart rate;
  • easy bruising or bleeding; or
  • problems with your skin or hair.

Common side effects may include:

  • nausea, vomiting, stomach pain; or
  • diarrhea, constipation.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect ranitidine?

Many drugs can affect ranitidine. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed here. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about ranitidine.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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