RANTAC 150 MG TABLET

SKU: AH_GH_AR_1881 Category:

Generic :  Ranitidine (150mg)

Treatment :  Peptic Ulcer, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Pack size  :   30 (Tablet)

Manufacturer :  J B Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$2.00

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Rantac 150 Tablet is a medicine that reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes. It is used to treat and prevent heartburn, indigestion, and other symptoms caused by too much acid in the stomach. It is also used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, reflux disease, and some rarer conditions.

Rantac 150 Tablet is also commonly prescribed to prevent stomach ulcers and heartburn seen with the use of painkillers. The medicine must be taken in dose and duration as prescribed by the doctor. How much you need, and how often you take it, will depend on what you are being treated for. Follow the advice of your doctor. This medicine should relieve indigestion and heartburn within a few hours and you may only need to take it for a short time when you have symptoms. If you are taking it to prevent ulcers and other conditions you may need to take it for longer. You should keep taking it regularly to prevent problems from happening in the future. You may be able to help improve your symptoms by eating smaller meals more often and avoiding spicy or fatty foods.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver problems. This may affect the dose or suitability of this medicine. Also tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. This medicine is usually considered safe to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding if it has been prescribed by a doctor. Avoid drinking alcohol as this can increase the amount of acid in your stomach and make your symptoms worse.

 

BENEFITS OF RANTAC TABLET

In Treatment of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic condition. It happens because a muscle above your stomach relaxes too much and allows stomach contents to come back up into your esophagus and mouth. Rantac 150 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called H2-receptor antagonists. It reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes and relieves the pain associated with heartburn and acid reflux. You should take it exactly as it is prescribed for it to be effective.

Some simple lifestyle changes can help stop or reduce heartburn. Think about what foods trigger heartburn and try to avoid them; eat smaller more frequent meals; try to lose weight if you are overweight and try to find ways to relax. Do not eat within 3–4 hours of going to bed.

In Treatment of Peptic ulcer disease

Stomach ulcers are usually caused by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or Helicobacter pylori bacteria. They both break down the stomach’s defense against the acid it produces to digest food. This damaged the stomach and allows an ulcer to form. Rantac 150 Tablet may be used to treat these ulcers. It reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes, preventing further damage to the ulcer as it heals naturally. You may be given other medicines depending on what caused the ulcer. You need to keep taking the medicine as it is prescribed for it to be effective, even if the symptoms seem to disappear. It may also be prescribed to prevent stomach ulcers from forming by reducing the amount of acid

 

HOW TO USE RANTAC TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Rantac 150 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

 

HOW RANTAC TABLET WORKS

Rantac 150 Tablet is a histamine H2 receptor blocker that reduces the amount of acid made in the stomach. It relieves acid-related indigestion and heartburn.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Rantac 150 Tablet.
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Pregnancy

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rantac 150 Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
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Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rantac 150 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
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Driving

SAFE
Rantac 150 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney

CAUTION
Rantac 150 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Rantac 150 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver

CAUTION
Rantac 150 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rantac 150 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

 

Drug Interactions

  • WARFARIN
  • KETOCONAZOLE
  • ATAZANAVIR
  • ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE RANTAC TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Rantac 150 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Rantac

  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Gastrointestinal disturbance

FAQ's

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Q. Is Rantac 150 Tablet safe for long-term use?

There is limited data available on whether Rantac 150 Tablet can be used for the long term or not, but it is a relatively safe medicine. You should take it for the duration advised by your doctor. Do not take over-the-counter Rantac 150 Tablet for longer than 2 weeks unless advised by your doctor.

Q. Can I take Rantac 150 Tablet empty stomach?

Rantac 150 Tablet may be taken with or without food. It can be taken once daily before bedtime or twice daily in the morning and before bedtime, as recommended.

Q. Is Rantac 150 Tablet effective?

Rantac 150 Tablet would be effective only if used for the right indication in the dose and the duration as advised by the doctor. In case you do not find any change in your condition while taking this medicine, please talk to your doctor. Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor.

Q. What are the dos and don’ts while taking Rantac 150 Tablet?

Avoid taking aspirin and other painkillers used to treat arthritis, period pain, or headache. These medicines may irritate the stomach and make your condition worse. Contact your doctor who may suggest other medicines. Avoid coffee, tea, cocoa, and cola drinks because these contain ingredients that may irritate your stomach. Eat smaller, more frequent meals. Eat slowly and chew your food carefully. Try not to rush while having meals. You should stop or cut down on smoking.

Q. Can I take alcohol with Rantac 150 Tablet?

Alcohol does not interfere with the working of Rantac 150 Tablet. But, you should avoid taking alcohol as it may further damage the stomach, delaying your recovery.

Q. How long does it take for Rantac 150 Tablet to start working?

Rantac 150 Tablet starts working as fast as 15 minutes from when it is given. Its effect is seen to last all day or all night.

Q. What is the difference between Rantac 150 Tablet and omeprazole?

Rantac 150 Tablet and Omeprazole belong to different groups of medicines. While Rantac 150 Tablet belongs to histamine H2 antagonists group, Omeprazole belongs to proton pump inhibitors group. These medicines (Rantac 150 Tablet and Omeprazole) work by reducing the amount of acid made by the stomach, to give relief of symptoms and allow healing to take place.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 30

pack form  – tablet

 

MORE INFORMATION

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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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