PRECAUTIONS: Before using ranitidine, tell the doctor or pharmacist if your child is allergic to it; or to other H2 histamine blockers (e.g., cimetidine, famotidine); or if your child has any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.This medication should not be used if your child has certain medical conditions. Before using this medication, tell the doctor or pharmacist if your child has: a certain blood disorder (porphyria).Before using this medication, tell the doctor or pharmacist your child's medical history, especially of: immune system problems, kidney problems, liver problems, lung problems (e.g., asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD), other stomach problems (e.g., tumors).Some symptoms may actually be signs of a more serious condition. Get medical help right away if your child has: heartburn with lightheadedness/sweating/dizziness, chest/jaw/arm/shoulder pain (especially with shortness of breath, unusual sweating), unexplained weight loss.This medicine may contain aspartame. If your child has phenylketonuria (PKU) or any other condition that requires intake of aspartame (or phenylalanine) to be restricted, consult the doctor or pharmacist regarding the safe use of this medicine.Kidney function declines as you grow older. This medication is removed by the kidneys. Therefore, elderly people may be at greater risk for side effects while using this drug. Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially confusion and dizziness.Ranitidine should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.This medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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