Manufactured by J.B. Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Rantac Tablet is a drug that belongs to the category of H2 Antagonists. One tablet of Rantac contains 150 mg Ranitidine as its active ingredient. The medicine is effective in reducing the excessive acid-production in stomach. It is useful in the treatment and prevention of disorders caused due to excessive acid production such as acid reflux diseases and gastric ulcers.
|Uses||Gastric Ulcer, Duodenal Ulcer, Gastroesophagal Reflux Diseases, Hypersecretory Condition, Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome, Erosive Esophagitis|
|Side Effects||Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Dizziness, Diarrhoea , Difficulty in breathing, Stomach pain, Muscle pain, Gynecomastia, Mental Confusion|
|Precautions||Hypersensitivity, Liver-related diseases, Renal Disease Gastro-intestinal bleeding, Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Pneumonia, Vitamin Deficiency, Phenylketonuria, Use of nicotine|
Rantac is an H2 Antagonist that is primarily used for reducing excessive acid production in the stomach. A few medical conditions when a doctor may prescribe Rantac are:
A few other conditions when Rantac may be used are:
The side effects reported with the use of Rantac include the following but the list is not exclusive:
Several side effects have been reported with the use of Rantac. A few common side-effects are:
The patient should administer Rantac Tablet in accordance with the instructions prescribed by the doctor. Usually, doctors prescribe two tablets a day. The dosage may vary with the severity of the ailment to be treated. A few other factors that help decide the dosage are the BMI of the patient, age of the patient and other underlying health concerns.
Rantac is an H2 Antagonists that comprises of 150 mg Ranitidine. Ranitidine is responsible for blocking the action of Histamine Receptors (H2 receptors).
|Variant||Price (in INR)||Quantity|
|Rantac 150 Tablet||23.20||30 Tablets|
|Rantac Syrup||76.16||100 ml|
|Rantac 25mg Injection||3.3||2 ml|
|Rantac OD 300 Tablet CR||54.4||10 Tablets|
|Rantac 25 mg Injection||18.8||5 vials|
|Rantac 300 mg Tablet||36.81||20 Tablets|
Rantac is an H2 receptor antagonist that is primarily used to treat and prevent disorders caused due to excessive acid secretion in the stomach. It is generally prescribed to relieve the symptoms associated with Gastric Ulcer, Duodenal Ulcer, Gastroesophageal Reflux Diseases, Hypersecretory Condition, Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome and Erosive Esophagitis.
Rantac should be consumed as per the prescription of the doctor or the patient should follow the directions prescribed on the label. One should not increase or decrease the dosage without consulting the doctor. It is advised to swallow the tablet as a whole, without chewing, crushing or breaking it. Rantac Tablet should be taken orally with a glass of water, preferably half an hour before a meal.
Rantac is an H2 antagonist that comprises of Ranitidine as its active ingredient. Ranitidine works by inhibiting the action of Histamine at H2 receptors in the gastric parietal cells, thereby slowing down the gastric acid secretion process.
A few concerns that should be taken into consideration before consuming Rantac Tablet are:
A few other precautions that should be kept in mind are:
Use of Rantac should be avoided in case of:
The following medications can be taken as substitutes for Rantac 150:
Mixing two or more medicines may change how the drug works and may increase the risk of side-effects. A few drugs that may react with Rantac are:
Rantac Tablet should not be consumed by the patients in case they are suffering from:
Consumption of Rantac may result in false positive results of the test:
Variants of Rantac are:
Rantac is available in the form of tablet and suspension. The suspension is available as Rantac Syrup with composition - Ranitidine (75 mg/5 ml).
Taking Rantac Tablet in combination with other over the counter medicines, herbal medicines or vitamin supplements may increase the risk of side effects. A few drugs that should never be taken with Rantac are:
It is advisable to store the medicine in a cool and dry place away from direct heat and sunlight. One must keep the medicine away from the reach of children and pets. The packaging of this medicine must be kept intact in order to maintain its effect when being administered.
Ans: Both Rantac and Antacid provide relief in acidity and heartburn, but the mode of operation of the two medicines differs. Rantac acts by blocking H2 Histamine receptors whereas Antacid acts by neutralizing the acid in the stomach. Rantac is prescribed for medical conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid or acid production in the stomach needs to be stopped due to medical reasons. Antacids are for temporary relief for acidity due to overeating. Antacid tablets or powder sachets can be purchased over the counter from most of the chemist shops. Ideally, a patient who wants to take Rantac should take it only under medical advice.
Ans: Omeprazole also inhibits acid production in the stomach but in a manner different from Ranitidine. Whereas Ranitidine inhibits acid production in the stomach by blocking the H2 receptor, Omeprazole inhibits acid production by inhibiting proton pump action. Omeprazole belongs to the category of proton pump inhibitor whereas Rantac (Ranitidine) belongs to the category of H2 blocker. Proton pumps are found in the cells lining the stomach and secrete acid. Both the drugs have their set of own advantages, disadvantages, interactions and limitations and it is up to the doctor to choose acid inhibiting mechanism as per the medical condition of the patient.
Ans: Other drugs that belong to the category of H2 blockers include Cimetidine, Famotidine and Nizatidine.
Ans: The acidic medium in the stomach prevents bacterial growth. As Rantac lowers down the acid level in the stomach, it makes an apt environment for bacteria to multiply in the gut and spread to other parts of the body like lungs and liver. When doctors see such possibility they prescribe other medicines in combination with Rantac, so as to prevent bacterial infections. They prescribe Rantac for a specified time and duration, and only till the time its benefits outweigh its negative possibilities.
Ans: Diabetics are often prescribed Metformin. As Metformin is known for showing interactions with Ranitidine, diabetic people should avoid taking Rantac. The doctor should be consulted for case-specific recommendations.
Ans: Patients can feel relief usually after an hour of taking Rantac through oral or intravenous route.
Ans: Rantac is approved in USA, Japan and India.
Ans: Rantac is an H2 Antagonist that is used to reduce excessive acid production in the stomach. It is useful in treating and preventing certain problems associated with stomach and oesophagus, such as GERD, ulcers, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Ans: Rantac should be taken 30-60 minutes before eating food that causes indigestion.
Ans: Yes, you may consume Rantac to relieve bloating in the stomach. The medicine is known for reducing the acid production in the stomach; it is thus useful to relieve belching, bloating , and feelings of pressure/discomfort in the stomach.
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