Read the medicine
guide provided by your pharmacist, your doctor, or the medicine company. If you have any questions related to Ranitidine
, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Use Ranitidine as per the instructions provided by your doctor.
is used with or after food. In the case of a stomach ulcer
, it is not necessary to adjust the dose in relation to meals. Ranitidine syrup can also be given to patients in the evening or at bedtime in whom dosing convenience is necessary. Ranitidine is used usually at bedtime.
The typical dose of Ranitidine for adults is 150 mg/10 ml of syrup twice daily and 300 mg/20 ml of syrup once a day in the evening or at bedtime. The usual dose for children is 2-4 mg/kg (0.9-1.81 mg/lb) twice a day up to a maximum dose of 300 mg once a day. The maximum dose for adult patients of Ranitidine
is 300 mg per day. This medicine is generally used for a period of 4 weeks for stomach ulcers
, 4-8 weeks for stomach ulcers associated with NSAIDs
treatment, 2 weeks for the digestive disorder (gastroesophageal reflux disease, GERD
), and 8-12 weeks for inflammation of food pipe (oesophagitis
). This medicine is not known to be addictive or habit-forming.
This medicine should be used on an as-needed basis
. Typically in patients with healed inflammation of food pipe, long-term treatment is given at the dose of 150 mg twice a daily.
If using the effervescent form of this medicine
, dissolve the prescribed number of tablets in water or the solution indicated on the medicine. After the tablets are fully dissolved, drink the solution right away. Do not consume the medicine long after it has been dissolved in water.
If using the liquid form of this medicine
, measure the dose using the provided measuring cup, spoon, or dropper. Before pouring the medicine into the measuring device, you should check the measurement markings carefully. Then, pour the dose amount into the device. After use, clean and store the measuring device in a safe place for your next use. You should not use a tablespoon or teaspoon as the dose measuring devices since it can result in an incorrect dose. If indicated on the product package, shake the medicine
Ranitidine injection is intended for use into the veins and deep in the muscles use only. Injection into the veins can be given as a rapid dose (bolus) as well as a continuous infusion. Ranitidine injection premixed in plastic containers is to be taken by slow injection as an infusion into the veins (intravenous) only.
Talk to Your Doctor
Discuss with your doctor if you develop new symptoms. Discuss with your doctor if stomach or intestine ulcer
, difficulty to swallow, stomach pain
, weight loss without trying, and rare blood disease (porphyria
). If you have any kidney disease, a dosage of 150 mg/10 ml of syrup is recommended every 24 hours in patients with abnormal functioning of kidneys, it can further be changed depending upon patient's condition. If you have issues with the health of your liver, caution should be observed in patients with liver dysfunction because the breakdown of Ranitidine occurs in the liver.
Your doctor may prescribe a lower starting dose of this medicine
to understand the impact on the body. Please follow your doctor's recommendations. Older patients may see an increase in the incidence of side-effects
. As a result, a lower dose may be recommended for older patients.
Use in Children
If you are giving Ranitidine
to a child, be sure to use a product that is for use in children. Use the child's weight or age to find the right dose from the product package or medicine label. You can also read the dosage section
of this page to know the correct dose for your child. Else, consult with your doctor and follow their recommendation.
Avoid consuming alcohol
together with Ranitidine.
Medicines may be recommended for uses other than those listed in the medicine guide. You should not use Ranitidine
for conditions or symptoms for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Ranitidine to other people, even if they have the same conditions or symptoms that you have. The use of this medicine without the advice of a doctor may cause harm.
Follow storage instructions on the product package if available. Store Ranitidine
2°C - 30°C (36°F - 86°F), away from moisture, and away from light. Store this medicine
away from children and pets