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Tritec Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is ranitidine bismuth citrate (Tritec)?
- What are the possible side effects of ranitidine bismuth citrate (Tritec)?
- What is the most important information I should know about ranitidine bismuth citrate (Tritec)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking ranitidine bismuth citrate (Tritec)?
- How should I take ranitidine bismuth citrate (Tritec)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Tritec)?
- What happens if I overdose (Tritec)?
- What should I avoid while taking ranitidine bismuth citrate (Tritec)?
- What other drugs will affect ranitidine bismuth citrate (Tritec)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Tritec)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take only your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
What happens if I overdose (Tritec)?
Seek emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of a ranitidine bismuth citrate overdose are not known but might include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, increased saliva production, shaking, difficulty breathing, and a fast heartbeat.
What should I avoid while taking ranitidine bismuth citrate (Tritec)?
There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while taking ranitidine bismuth citrate unless your doctor directs otherwise.
What other drugs will affect ranitidine bismuth citrate (Tritec)?
Before taking ranitidine bismuth citrate, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- Sedatives, sleeping pills, or tranquilizers such as alprazolam (Xanax), diazepam (Valium), and chlordiazepoxide (Librium) may cause dangerous sedation when taken with ranitidine bismuth citrate.
- Anticoagulants (blood thinners) such as warfarin (Coumadin) may have increased effects, which could result in bleeding.
- Seizure medications such as phenytoin (Dilantin) and carbamazepine (Tegretol) may have dangerous side effects when taken with ranitidine bismuth citrate.
- Medications for heart disorders, such as procainamide (Procanbid, Procan SR, Pronestyl), propranolol (Inderal), and metoprolol (Lopressor), may have increased effects on your heart when you are taking ranitidine bismuth citrate.
- Oral diabetes drugs such as glipizide (Glucotrol), glyburide (Diabeta, Micronase), and tolbutamide (Tolinase) may have increased effects, and very low blood sugar levels may result.
- Cisapride (Propulsid), which is taken for stomach conditions, as well as antifungal drugs such as ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox), and fluconazole (Diflucan), may increase side effects.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with ranitidine bismuth citrate. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about ranitidine bismuth citrate written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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