Zantac Medication - Uses & Side Effects
RANITIDINE (Zantac®) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. Ranitidine is used to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers. It can relieve ulcer pain and discomfort, and the heartburn from acid reflux. Generic ranitidine tablets and capsules are available.It's prescribed for the following:
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
Uses of Zantac
Side Effects of Zantac
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Zantac. Side effects may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Zantac:
Drug Interaction :- If Zantac is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Zantac with the following:
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately. Information concerning Zantac overdosage is limited. However, an abnormal manner of walking, low blood pressure, and exaggerated side effect symptoms may be signs of an overdose. If you experience any of these symptoms, notify your doctor immediately. Symptoms of a Zantac overdose include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, increased saliva production, difficulty breathing, and a fast heartbeat.
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