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Zantac

Zantac 150®
(ranitidine hcl)




DRUG DESCRIPTION

Drug Facts

Active ingredient (in each tablet) Purpose
Ranitidine 150 mg (as ranitidine hydrochloride 168 mg) ..... Acid reducer

What are the possible side effects of ranitidine?

Stop using ranitidine and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop taking ranitidine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • chest pain, fever, feeling short of breath, coughing up green or yellow mucus;
  • easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness;
  • fast or slow heart rate;
  • problems with your vision;
  • fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash;...

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What are the precautions when taking ranitidine hcl (Zantac)?

Before taking ranitidine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other H2 histamine blockers (e.g., cimetidine, famotidine); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: a certain blood disorder (porphyria).

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: immune system problems, kidney problems, liver problems, lung diseases (e.g., asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD), other stomach problems (e.g.,...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 9/1/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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