Ranitidine contraindications and warnings


Following is information on contraindications to the use of ranitidine in general, pregnancy & amp; Breastfeeding and children. Please note that the contraindications may vary depending on the dosage form of a drug (eg tablet, syringe, ointment).

When should Ranitidine not be used?

In case of hypersensitivity to ranitidine or Lebererkrnakung acute prophylaxis, the drug must not be taken.

Only after consulting a doctor may ranitidine be taken at

  • history of gastric or duodenal ulcers or history of stomach cancer, or particular risks to it, because the corresponding signs of disease are obscured by the drug
  • unintentional weight loss associated with indigestion
  • Kidney and / or liver dysfunction
  • other diseases treated with self-prescribed or physician prescribed medications
  • Treatment with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

What should you watch out for during pregnancy and lactation?

Because of insufficient knowledge of the effects in humans, ranitidine should be taken during pregnancy only after careful risk-benefit assessment. In animal experiments, no damage to the unborn child was observed.

As ranitidine passes into breast milk, temporary impairment of the infant can not be excluded. If in doubt, should be weaned.

What should be considered in children?

For children under the age of ten, ranitidine should not be used because of limited experience. The treatment of children over the age of ten should be done only briefly and under strict medical supervision.

Warnings and Precautions

  • The daily dose should be reduced in patients with renal impairment.
  • Reactivity may be impaired.
  • Driving and using machines may be impaired.

Sometimes medications release allergic reactions.
If you notice any signs of allergic reaction, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.