Ranitidine 150mg

Buy Ranitidine for travel

Ranitidine 150mg is a prescription only medicine used to treat heartburn, dyspepsia, indigestion or gastritis. Our travel pack contains 12 tablets of Ranitidine 150mg. Ranitidine is also commonly known under the brand name Zantac.

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  • Generic ranitidine hydrochloride (same active ingredient as Zantac)
  • Belongs to a group of medicines called H2 receptor antagonists - reduces stomach acid production
  • Used to treat increased gastric acidity, including heartburn, dyspepsia, indigestion or gastritis
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Description

Ranitidine belongs to a group of medicines called H2 receptor antagonists. The active ingredient is ranitidine hydrochloride. These drugs are used to reduce the amount of acid produced in your stomach.

Suitability

Do not take Ranitidine tablets if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to ranitidine hydrochloride or any of the other ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet

Important Interactions

You must tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take other medicines, in particular:

  • non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory (NSAID) medicines (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) for pain and inflammation
  • lidocaine, a local anaesthetic
  • theophylline for breathing problems (asthma)
  • warfarin for thinning your blood
  • glipizide for lowering blood glucose
  • sucralfate for active duodenal ulcers
  • diazepam, for worry or anxiety problems
  • propranolol, procainamide or n-acetylprocainamide for heart problems
  • ketoconazole, itraconazole - anti-fungal medicines, sometimes used for treating thrush
Side Effects
  • constipation
  • diarrhoea
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • skin reactions

Stop taking Ranitidine immediately and get urgent medical help if you notice any of the following serious side effects:

  • allergic reactions - including rash, itching or hives on the skin, swelling of your face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body, chest pain, having trouble breathing
  • kidney problems - including changes in the amount and colour of your urine, back pain, fever, pain when passing urine, blood in the urine
  • severe stomach pain
  • slow or irregular heartbeat
Please Note

All medication can cause side effects. We have only listed a few to be aware of. Details of all side effects, including rare side effects to be aware of, are listed in the patient information leaflet (PIL). When completing your medical questionnaire, it is very important that you answer the questions truthfully. This is to ensure your doctor has a full picture of your medical history before prescribing. List all medicines you are already taking, including non-prescription and herbal medicines.

Looking after your medicine

Do not take medicines after the expiry date stamped on the pack. Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.

Medicines are only intended to be used by the person they are prescribed for. Do not give your prescribed medicine to anybody else, even if they have the same symptoms as you. Medicines can be harmful if used by anybody other than the person they have been prescribed for.

References Ranitidine 150mg Patient Information Leaflet
British National Formulary: ranitidine

Some lower strengths of Ranitidine tablets are available to buy over the counter in the UK. The 150mg Ranitidine tablets contained in the Anytime Doctor Travel Pack® are prescription only medication, which means that they are not available to buy over the counter.

You should usually start to get relief from acid reflux within 1-2 hours of taking Ranitidine tablets. Effects can last up to 12 hours. Do not take another dose if your symptoms have not improved. Instead get medical help, as this could be a sign that something else is causing your symptoms.

Stress itself doesn’t cause heartburn or acid reflux, but it can lead sufferers of heartburn to do things that can increase their stomach acid production. This can include smoking, drinking more caffeine, eating high-fat foods, or eating late at night.

Heartburn is a common symptom of reflux, the medical term for when the contents of your stomach come back up into your oesophagus (food pipe). Heartburn is the feeling of burning in your chest.

Ranitidine is an H2 receptor antagonist, not an antacid. It works by reducing the amount of stomach acid produced. Antacids work by neutralising the acid produced by your stomach. Antacids can usually be bought over the counter and include brands such as Gaviscon, Rennie and Pepto-Bismol.

Last Reviewed  12/05/2020   Authored  03/03/2011

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