Ranitidine works by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach. It is used to treat various conditions of the gastrointestinal (stomach and intestines) tract including:
Side effects of ranitidine include stomach pain, constipation, nausea, headaches and rarely blurred vision.
Consult your healthcare professional if you develop any blood in your stool (including blackened stool) or vomiting, severe stomach pain, confusion, unexplained fever or feeling faint, especially when standing up.
Very rarely, it might affect your liver function. If you experience symptoms like dark urine or light coloured stools, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain, yellowing of your eyes or skin, please contact your healthcare professional immediately.
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking or intend to take any other medication, supplements, traditional medications or herbal remedies.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Skip the dose if it is too near to your next dose. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.
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