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Ranitidine

icanis

Synonym(s): Zantac


Introduction

Name

  • Ranitidine.

Class of drug

  • Histamine (H2) receptor antagonist.

Uses

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Indications

  • Used to treat gastric Gastric ulceration and duodenal ulcers (including NSAID-induced ulceration Analgesia: NSAID ).
  • Used prophylactically to prevent stress ulcers.
  • Adjunct therapy for reversing metabolic alkalosis.
  • Treatment ofHelicobactergastritis Gastritis: helicobacter in combination with antibiotics.
    4-10 times more potent than cimetidine Cimetidine and has minimal effects on hepatic enzymes.
  • Immunomodulation.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Antacids, digoxin, ketoconazole or metoclopropamide

  • Ranitidine may reduce their absorption or effect.

Sucralfate

  • May reduce the absorption of ranitidine.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. Ramsey I (2017) 9th edn. BSAVA, UK.
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