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Hexal Ranitic

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Generic Name: Ranitidine hydrochloride
Product Name: Hexal Ranitic

Indication

The use of Ranitidine is indicated in the following conditions:

Action

Ranitidine acts to reduce the production of acid in the stomach.

Dose advice

Peptic Ulcer Disease:

  • The initial recommended dose is 300 mg orally given as a single evening dose for 4-8 weeks or 50 mg intravenously or intramuscularly given every 6-8 hours.
  • Maintenance dosing is 150-300 mg orally given as a single evening dose.

Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease:

  • 300 mg orally given as a single evening dose.

Prevention of Stress Ulcer:

  • The initial dose is 50 mg intravenously given slowly.
  • An intravenous infusion of 125-250 micrograms/kg/hour should be continued until risk factors for stress ulcer are removed.

Heartburn:

  • 150 mg orally twice a day for 4-8 weeks.

Children

  • 2-4 mg/kg orally twice daily up to a maximum dose of 300 mg a day.
  • 1 mg/kg intravenously every 6-8 hours up to a maximum dose of 50 mg.

Schedule

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Common side effects

HeadacheFatigue– Dizziness- Confusion especially in elderly people- Diarrhoea- Constipation– Rash

Uncommon side effects

– Development of breast tissue in males- Decreased libido- Impotence– Reversible involuntary movement

For further information talk to your doctor.
 

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Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 1 January, 1970

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