What is ranitidine tablet used for?

What is ranitidine tablet used for?

Ranitidine is a medicine that reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes. It was used for indigestion, heartburn and acid reflux, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD – this is when you keep getting acid reflux), and to prevent and treat stomach ulcers.

How long does ranitidine take to work?

The active ingredient, ranitidine, works by blocking a chemical called histamine. This reduces the amount of acid in the stomach. The drug starts to work in as little as 30 minutes. It can control acid production for up to 12 hours and reduce the frequency and severity of heartburn.

Can I take ranitidine for stomach pain?

It works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach makes. It relieves symptoms such as cough that doesn’t go away, stomach pain, heartburn, and difficulty swallowing. Ranitidine belongs to a class of drugs known as H2 blockers. This medication is also available without a prescription.

Who should not take ranitidine?

Do not use this medication in children younger than 12 unless directed by the doctor. Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially confusion. During pregnancy, this medication should only be used if clearly needed.

Is Zantac and ranitidine the same?

Ranitidine (also known by its brand name, Zantac, which is sold by the drug company Sanofi) is available both over the counter (OTC) and by prescription. It belongs to the class of drugs known as H2 (or histamine-2) blockers. OTC ranitidine is commonly used to relieve and prevent heartburn.

Should I be worried if I took ranitidine?

The FDA has not recommended that patients stop taking ranitidine. The levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) — the contaminant in question — found in their testing are similar to what you’d consume in certain foods, like bacon and other smoked or cured meats, beer, fish and cheese.

Why are Tums no longer available?

Product Availability: Due to high demand some TUMS items are in limited supply. We are doing everything we can to provide more of your favorite TUMS fast heartburn relief as quickly as possible.

What has replaced Zantac?

Zantac alternatives recommended by the FDA include:

  • Prilosec (omeprazole)
  • Nexium (esomeprazole)
  • Prevacid (lansoprazole)
  • Pepcid (famotidine)
  • Tagamet (cimetidine)