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RANITIDINE belongs to the class of H2-receptor-blocker. RANITIDINE is used in treatment of stomach ulcers, acidity, indigestion, heartburn, and Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome.    

Common side-effects

• Dizziness
• Headache
• Nausea
• Weakness
• Sore throat 
• Diarrhoea

It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.


• Take RANITIDINE at least 1 hour before meals for best results.
• Avoid spicy meals, citrus fruits, jams, lemons and pickles to reduce acid reflux incidences.
• Do not take antacids along with RANITIDINE. Keep a gap of at least 1-2 hours for RANITIDINE to work effectively.
• If your symptoms of acidity and heartburn do not improve within 15 days of taking RANITIDINE then inform your doctor. Do not take it endlessly, RANITIDINE can be harmful if taken for a long time. You may require further investigations.
• Stop taking RANITIDINE if you have noticed blood in stool.
• Take RANITIDINE with caution if you have a known liver, kidney or perforation in gastrointestinal tract.


Q) How does RANITIDINE work? A) RANITIDINE works by reducing the amount of acid produced in stomach. This in turn helps in reducing acidity and heartburn in people suffering from ulcers, hiatus hernia and other acidity related conditions. 
Q) How long should I take RANITIDINE for ulcers? A) You are advised to take it as long as your doctor has asked you to take it do not to stop taking RANITIDINE until unless instructed by your doctor. It may take up to 8 weeks for some ulcers to heal. Keep using the medication as prescribed by your doctor, if your symptoms do not improve after 6 weeks of treatment then you may bring it to your doctors notice and try alternative medicines.  
Q) What will happen if excess of RANITIDINE is taken? A) You are advised not to overdose with RANITIDINE because it can be harmful for you, medicinal compliance is very important. If at all you have accidently overdosed inform your doctor and if need be seek medical attention immediately. You may experience symptoms like light-headedness, lack of coordination, or fainting if you have taken RANITIDINE in excess.  
Q) Can I take RANITIDINE along with antacids? A) Yes, you may take antacids if your doctor has prescribed antacids along with RANITIDINE. But you are advised to take antacids after 1 hour of RANITIDINE consumption.  Since the action of RANITIDINE may decrease if antacids and RANITIDINE taken at the same time. This is because usually antacids decreases the absorption of RANITIDINE.
Q) Does RANITIDINE helps in treating painkiller (NSAID's) induced stomach ulcers? A) Yes, RANITIDINE helps in treating NSAIDs-induced stomach ulcers.  Your doctor may prescribe RANITIDINE to heal and stop ulcers in the stomach that are caused by the drugs such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs – NSAIDs, which are used in the treatment of arthritis and other painful conditions. It has been observed that long term usage of painkillers lead to stomach ulcers in some people. Hence one can safely take RANITIDINE consulting a doctor for treating painkiller induced ulcers. 
Q) Can I take name if I am diabetic? A) You are advised to consult your doctor before taking RANITIDINE.  There may be drug-drug interaction between RANITIDINE and diabetic medications.  Hence your doctor may adjust dose or time of your medications between the two of them.  You are recommended to keep a check on your blood glucose levels and report any discomfort to your doctor after taking RANITIDINE.
Q) Can I take RANITIDINE if I am going to have a surgery? A) You are advised to inform your doctor prior surgery that you are taking RANITIDINE.  This is because sometimes doctors may give you certain medications such as Midazolam during operation.  Midazolam is an anaesthetic which may have interactions with RANITIDINE. Always recommended to inform about any drug before surgery.
Q) Is RANITIDINE used in labour (child birth)? A) Yes, sometimes RANITIDINE may be used during or before an operation and in women specifically during labour time. This is because  your doctor may administer RANITIDINE while you are under anaesthesia to prevent acid coming up from the stomach which may hamper with your surgical process and increase complications.
Q) Is RANITIDINE is safe? A) Yes, RANITIDINE is safe and is a well-controlled drug if taken as advised by your physician. It may cause mild drowsiness initially or if taken in excess. Make sure you take RANITIDINE before meals for best results.