About Ranitidine

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About Ranitidine

Ranitidine is used in heartburn (heartburn and esophagitis) and acid-related upper abdominal pain at a dose of 75 milligrams up to four times a day. The intake should last a maximum of four weeks and can be done in this dosage in self-medication.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Reduce gastric acid production
  • Alleviate pain in esophageal inflammation and gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer
  • Accelerate ulcerations in the stomach and duodenum
  • Prevent and treat acid-related diseases.

This is how ranitidine works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of ranitidine.
Please also read the information on the drug groups H2-blocker, remedies for excessive stomach acid, to which the active ingredient ranitidine belongs.

Areas of application of the active substance ranitidine

Ranitidine is used in heartburn (heartburn and esophagitis) and acid-related upper abdominal pain at a dose of 75 milligrams up to four times a day. The intake should last a maximum of four weeks and can be done in this dosage in self-medication.

For gastric and duodenal ulcers, a daily dose of 300 to 600 milligrams (once daily or divided into two divided doses) is required for a period of four to eight weeks. To prevent a recurrence of gastric and duodenal ulcers, the administration of 150 milligrams of ranitidine has been proven once a day.

In oesophageal inflammation (heartburn and esophagitis), take 300 to 600 milligrams of ranitidine daily (once or two to four divided doses) for eight to twelve weeks.

Higher daily doses are required for pathological overproduction of gastric acid (Zollinger-Ellison syndrome). You usually take in 450 to 900 milligrams daily here.

During childbirth, a single administration of 150 milligrams of ranitidine may prevent gastric acid from entering the trachea (acid aspiration).

The drug is prescription-free up to a dosage of 75 milligrams per dosage form and a total dosage of 1050 milligrams (14 units to 75 milligrams).

For the following application areas of Ranitidine , in-depth information is available:

  • Gastric and duodenal ulcers
  • Heartburn and esophagitis
  • Pregnancy
  • birth

Action of ranitidine

Ranitidine belongs to the group of H2-receptor blockers. Like all drugs in this group, ranitidine also reduces gastric acid production. This will prevent and / or treat heartburn and esophagitis as well as gastric and duodenal ulcers.

Ranitidine reduces the activity of gastric parietal cells even at low doses. As a result, less hydrochloric acid is released in the stomach (gastric acid). As a result, complaints such as heartburn subside. Also, further irritation in esophagitis or gastric and duodenal ulcers is significantly reduced.

Potential Ranitidine side effects may include:

Effect
Percentage

26%

15%

11%

11%

Ranitidine used to treat the following diseases:

Disease
Percentage

19%

19%

11%

11%

  1. Benedict M. Montana says:
    2.5 rating

    Ranitidine for Heartburn

    In IsotretHexal, skin irritation occurred.

  2. Frances F. Wang says:
    3.0 rating

    Ranitidine for Gastritis

    Take ranitidine for about 14 days. have a strong headache muscle pain. And that I am constantly tired.

    Side effects: Fatigue
  3. Ralph R. Parker says:
    3.5 rating

    Ranitidine for Gastritis

    Only good experiences. The tablets are suitable to intercept the acidurgeon caused by long-term use of omreprazole (1.5 years). Have very good experience with it. The question that really arises is whether you need omreprazole for gastritis at all? I had the feeling that ranitidine works just as well.

    Side effects: No side effects
  4. Grace J. Kelley says:
    3.5 rating

    Ranitidine for Nausea; Stomach complaints

    Until my gastroscopy, ranitidine was given to me once a day. After 2 weeks I took 2 times a day, because my complaints did not stop. Suddenly got big painful pea-sized bumps on both ears. A very rare side effect called erythema multiforme. Otherwise good compatibility. Had to stop taking it immediately!

  5. Vicki M. Levin says:
    3.0 rating

    Ranitidine for Reflux

    For the amineurin I had extreme dizziness for 4-5 weeks, had the feeling to stand next to me.

    Side effects: Dizziness
  6. Stuart J. Conway says:
    3.5 rating

    Ranitidine for Heartburn

    … massive libido problems. Since I suspect that these are related to the intake of ranitidine, I will discontinue the drug gradually.

  7. Michael S. Wilkins says:
    3.0 rating

    Ranitidine for Heartburn

    At the moment, be in a situation of feeling relaxed and having an absolute sexual disorder. This is described in the leaflets of both drugs, probably the combination leads to absolute sexual aversion, but the anxiety disorders occur increasingly, indication Tavor 1.0 mg in the evening Ranitidine 150 mg in the morning.

  8. Kimberly G. Bowman says:
    4.0 rating

    I got prescribed Randitin 300mg by the internist, nervous stomach. Take these for 5 days now. The first was severe tiredness and a slight headache. Meanwhile, nausea with loss of appetite, mild diarrhea and depressive moods.

    Side effects: Diarrhea; Fatigue
  9. Eileen F. Bogan says:
    2.0 rating

    Ranitidine for Stomach complaints

    Can it be that I get diarrhea from ranitidine?

    Side effects: Diarrhea
  10. Ruth L. Cruickshank says:
    3.5 rating

    First month pantoprazole. Weight loss 5 kg in one month. Converted from ranitidine good tolerance. Now comes the horror taking 4 weeks at night massive sleep disorders anxiety depression. sneak the drug out

    Side effects: Sleep disorders
  11. Wyatt W. Rowland says:
    4.0 rating

    Ranitidine for Gastritis

    Since taking extreme, persistent sleep disorders with severe tingling in the legs (restless leg syndrome). In addition, strong, night sweats. So strong that the sheets are clammy. Falling asleep is only possible in the early morning hours. This condition has been going on for over a week after stopping the medication. I can safely attribute these effects to taking ranitidine. The drug is the cause of my problems. It did NOT help against my stomach problems. I then bought in the supermarket gastric acid-binding tablets for 2.50. Within an hour I had relief, and the next day I was rid of the pain …….. I can only WARN from Raniditin !!! It seems to be a drug with sometimes extreme side effects! So be careful when taking. Immediately settle if someone notices similar!

    Side effects: Sleep disorders
  12. Joan J. Hansen says:
    4.0 rating

    Ranitidine for Nausea; Stomach complaints

    For about 4 months (October 2016), I have irritating cough, not strong and not daily. My doctor told me that it comes from the stomach, too much acid, reflux. She prescribed me omeprazole and referred me to the internist for a gastroscopy. I did not tolerate the omeprazole, had extreme side effects, nausea, stomach pain, headache and diarrhea. After about 7 days taking I am back to my doctor, I told her about the side effects after which she prescribed me Pantropazol, I took about 10 days, the side effects were almost the same as in the case of omeprazole. Then I’m back to the doctor, I told her about the side effects, whereupon she was very surprised and told me that the pantropazole is actually very well tolerated, well, I do not! I should stop the pantropazole because I had gastroscopy in one week. I had no cough and heartburn while taking Ome- and Pantropazol, and I have heartburn not so common. The gastroscopy was all right, yeah. Until the beginning of December I was symptom free, then the irritated cough again, so I returned to the doctor, who then prescribed Ranitidine AL 300, at the same time I asked for a referral for a radiologist, I wanted to have my lungs x-rayed (because of the cough) Lungs looked good, but the side effects of ranitidine were terrible. Nausea, drowsiness, stomach ache. I discontinued the ranitidine after 7 days. Since then I have had heartburn every night (for 5 days). I was not yet back to my doctor, I worried first healing clay, which helps me very well during the day, only at night! For the night I take Talcid before going to sleep.

    Side effects: Nausea; Dizziness
  13. Charlotte C. Throckmorton says:
    4.0 rating

    Ranitidine for Nausea

    I took the tablets for 7 days against too much stomach acid and nausea. After about 3 days I got a dry nasal mucosa with a headache. Again, there were mild nausea and diarrhea with dizziness and tiredness.

    Side effects: Diarrhea; Nausea; Dizziness; Fatigue
  14. Catherine J. Hayes says:
    4.5 rating

    Ranitidine for Reflux

    I suffer from reflux and a break in the esophagus. For 14 days I take ranitidine 300. Initially 1 tablet in the morning, unfortunately the effect diminished towards evening. With agreement from the doctor, I then took half a morning and evening tablet. For about 5 days tingling my legs, and I feel bad. Tomorrow I’m not hungry what changes in the evening. But the worst is that I have the feeling to stand next to me, I go as if I had cotton in my knees. My eyesight is severely impaired, blurred. Unfortunately, the effectiveness of the remedy has not improved. My last blood test has the My white blood cells are a bit too low (always slightly elevated). I will stop the medication as the dizziness does not disappear. I have previously taken Omperazole. The effect on heartburn was very good. Unfortunately I felt that shortly after taking it had a strap around my stomach and also the vision was impaired here.

    Side effects: Nausea; Dizziness
  15. Tasha D. Bevins says:
    4.0 rating

    Greater symptoms, fatigue, drowsiness, weight gain, hair loss

    Side effects: Dizziness; Fatigue
  16. Stacey J. Price says:
    4.0 rating

    I had an anaphylactic shock yesterday morning and was taken to the emergency rooms. There I received Tavegil and ranitidine intravenously. After a few hours, I was allowed to return home. There I slept for 7 hours at a time. And when I woke up, I had an incredible feeling of hunger. I ate a lot, but I just did not get full. In addition, I was slightly dösig (from the head) and still very tired. In the evening I should then (according to the doctor in the emergency room) take another tablet Tavegil. I could go back to sleep immediately, but not restful. I slept very easily, and had bad nightmares at night, and was awake. I am a nurse on a palliative care unit and the day before a patient of mine died. I dreamed that she suddenly breathed again, and sat down. And when I woke up, I saw her in my bedroom. I panicked and screamed but my friend could calm me down someday. Then I realized that she was not there, of course, and I imagined that. I also questioned that, and the doctors in the hospital said that Tavegil could be hallucinogenic. But these could also be an aftereffect of the allergic reaction … That’s why I do not want to commit that it came from the Tavegil. I just want to say that I’m in good health and I have no heartbeat disturbances, but still responded very strongly to the Tavegil; also the extreme fatigue and food cravings are probably to be inferred

    Side effects: Dizziness; Fatigue
  17. Ron T. Kornegay says:
    3.0 rating

    Hot flushes every hour, sweats, sleep disturbance, tiredness since taking Trenantone. But only after the three-month injection.

    Side effects: Sleep disorders; Fatigue
  18. Pamela D. Ramirez says:
    2.0 rating

    No noticeable side effects. However, the effect decreases greatly over time.

    Side effects: No side effects