RANITIDINE BISMUTH CITRATE-ORAL, Tritec (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, diarrhea, headache, or dizziness may occur at first as your body adjusts to the medication. If these effects persist or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you experience: unusual bleeding or bruising, pounding chest pain, rash, difficulty sleeping, mental changes, extreme weakness, itching, breathing trouble, stomach pain. A temporary, harmless dark tongue or stool can occur. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: heartburn combined with lightheadedness or sweating or dizziness, chest pain or shoulder/jaw pain especially with shortness of breath, pain spreading to arms or neck or shoulders, unexplained weight loss, liver or kidney problems, porphyria, other stomach problems (e.g., tumors), any allergies (including drug allergies). Remember that all nonprescription/prescription aspirin and aspirin-type drugs can cause stomach irritation/ulcer. Consult your doctor or pharmacist. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. One ingredient in this product appears in breast milk. The effect on the nursing infant is not known. Consult your doctor.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all over-the-counter and prescription medication you may use, especially of: ketoconazole, itraconazole, antibiotics (tetracyclines). Bismuth can interfere with intestinal X ray tests. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include difficulty breathing, fast heartbeat, tremors, vomiting, restlessness, weakness, fatigue, or dizziness.
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