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Zantac Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is ranitidine (Zantac)?
- What are the possible side effects of ranitidine?
- What is the most important information I should know about ranitidine?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using ranitidine?
- How should I take ranitidine?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking ranitidine?
- What other drugs will affect ranitidine?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include lack of coordination, feeling light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking ranitidine?
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase the risk of damage to your stomach.
What other drugs will affect ranitidine?
Before taking ranitidine, tell your doctor if you are taking triazolam (Halcion). You may not be able to use ranitidine, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.
There may be other drugs that can interact with ranitidine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about ranitidine.
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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- Zantac FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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