ranitidine, Zantac (cont.)
Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.
Medical and Pharmacy Editor:
SIDE EFFECTS: Minor side effects occur and these are:
Other important, but rare, side effects include:
PRESCRIPTION: yes; OTC (Zantac 75 and 150 mg)
GENERIC AVAILABLE: yes
PREPARATIONS: Tablets or Capsules: 25, 75, 150 and 300 mg; Syrup: 15 mg/ml; Injection: 1 mg/ml or 25 mg/ml.
STORAGE: Tablets should be stored at room temperature between 15 C – 30 C (59 F - 86 F) in a tightly closed container. Syrup and injection should be stored between 4 C and 25 C (39 F and 77 F).
PRESCRIBED FOR: Ranitidine is useful in promoting the healing of ulcers in the stomach and duodenum, and in reducing ulcer pain. Ranitidine has been effective in preventing ulcer recurrence when given in low doses for prolonged periods of time. It also is used as needed for the treatment of occasional heartburn to reflux of acid into the esophagus. In doses higher than that used for the treatment of ulcers, ranitidine has been helpful in treating heartburn and in healing ulcers and inflammation of the esophagus resulting from acid reflux (erosive esophagitis). It is also used for treating Zollinger Ellison syndrome, a syndrome caused by tumors that stimulate the stomach to produce large amounts of acid.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/14/2015
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