Zantac, ? th? brand n?m? f?r Ranitidine ?? manufactured b? GlaxoSmithKline, In?. ?n over-the-counter (OTC) antihistamine th?t blocks th? release ?f stomach acid. Ranitidine ?? ?l?? u??d f?r th? treatment ?f stomach ?r intestinal ulcers. It ??n relieve ulcer pain ?nd discomfort, ?nd th? heartburn fr?m acid reflux.
It ?l?? treats conditions ?n wh??h th? stomach produces t?? mu?h acid, ?u?h ?? Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Zantac ?l?? treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) ?nd ?th?r conditions ?n wh??h acid backs u? fr?m th? stomach ?nt? th? esophagus, causing heartburn.

It’s ??m?t?m?? u??d t? prevent stress ulcers, aspiration ?f stomach acid dur?ng anesthesia, ?nd stomach damage caused b? non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Active Ingredient ?n Zactac

Zantac ?? ?v??l?bl? 150 Tablets ?nd Zantac 300 Tablets ?? Ranitidine hydrochloride (HCl), USP, ? histamine H2-receptor antagonist. Chemically, ?t ?? N[2 – [[[5 – [(dimethylamino)methyl] – 2 – furanyl] methyl]thio]ethyl] – N? – methyl – 2 – nitro – 1,1 – ethenediamine, HCl.
Zantac ??m?? ?? ? tablet, Syrup, effervescent tablet, ?nd effervescent granules.

Zantac side effects

Stop u??ng Zantac ?nd g?t emergency medical h?l? ?f ??u h?v? ?n? ?f th??? signs ?f ?n allergic reaction t? Zantac: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling ?f ??ur face, lips, tongue, ?r throat. Stop t?k?ng Zantac ?nd call ??ur doctor ?t ?n?? ?f ??u h?v? ? ??r??u? side effect ?u?h as:
Chest pain, fever, feeling short ?f breath, coughing u? green ?r yellow mucus; easy bruising ?r bleeding, unusual weakness; fast ?r slow heart rate; problems w?th ??ur vision; fever, sore throat, ?nd headache w?th ? severe blistering, peeling, ?nd red skin rash; ?r nausea, stomach pain, l?w fever, loss ?f appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing ?f th? skin ?r eyes).

L??? ??r??u? Zantac side effects m?? include:

Headache (may b? severe); drowsiness, dizziness; sleep problems (insomnia); decreased sex drive, impotence, ?r difficulty h?v?ng ?n orgasm; ?r swollen ?r tender breasts (in men); nausea, vomiting, stomach pain; ?r diarrhea ?r constipation.

Administration ?f Zantac Dosage

Th? recommended adult oral dosage ?f ZANTAC f?r duodenal ulcer ?? 150 mg tw??? daily. 100 mg tw??? daily ?? ?? effective ?? th? 150-mg dose.
Patient w?th Duodenal Ulcers: Th? recommended adult oral dosage ?? 150 mg ?t bedtime.
Patient w?th Pathological Hypersecretory Condition : Th? current recommended adult oral dosage ?? 150 mg tw??? daily.
Benign Gastric Ulcer: Th? recommended dosage ?? 150 mg tw??? daily
Patients w?th Gastric Ulcers: Th? recommended adult oral dosage ?? 150 mg ?t bedtime.
GERD: Th? recommended adult oral dosage ?? 150 mg tw??? daily.
Patients w?th Erosive Esophagitis: Th? recommended adult oral dosage ?? 150 mg 4 times daily.
Patients w?th Erosive Esophagitis: Th? recommended adult oral dosage ?? 150 mg tw??? daily.
Patients w?th heartburn: Th? typical dose ?? 75 t? 150 mg ?n?? daily ?r tw??? daily, t?k?n 30 t? 60 minutes b?f?r? ? meal ?r beverage th?t ??n ??u?? heartburn.

Zantac Overdose

F?r ?n? patient wh? takes t?? mu?h Zantac, ?h?uld contact ? poison control center ?r emergency room immediately.