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About Ranitidine 150mg Tablets
What is Ranitidine?
Ranitidine is a popular and effective treatment for stomach ulcers, acid reflux, and indigestion. It is an H2-receptor blocker – it provides relief from these symptoms by reducing the production of acid in the stomach. Ranitidine takes full effect within two to three hours of a dose.
Stomach acid plays a vital role in the digestive process. It helps to break down food it reaches the intestines. When there is an excess amount of acid, ulcers can form in the stomach. Gastric acid is released by H2 receptor cells along the walls of the stomach. Ranitidine blocks the action of histamine with these receptor cells, which suppresses the production of excess acid.
The oesophageal sphincter is made up of a group of muscles that act as a one-way barrier between the oesophagus and the stomach. This valve allows food to pass down into the stomach, whilst not allowing stomach acid or other substances to escape upwards. This sphincter can become weakened under pressure, which allows small quantities of acid to escape the stomach and enter the oesophagus. This is known as acid reflux. Heartburn is an associated symptom of acid reflux. The painful burning sensation of heartburn is the result of stomach acid irritating the soft tissues of the oesophagus. Heartburn isn’t related to the heart itself, rather the condition gets its name because the pain is felt in the chest area.
The primary cause of acid reflux and heartburn is obesity. This is due to excess fat putting pressure on organs, such as the stomach. This added pressure can force stomach acid upwards, through the oesophageal sphincter. Eating excessively large meals can have a similar effect. Eating smaller portions and avoiding fatty, spicy, and acidic foods can reduce your risk of experiencing acid reflux. It can also help to avoid carbonated and caffeinated drinks. Recent studies also suggest that alcohol and nicotine can weaken the oesophagal sphincter, leading to acid reflux.
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Alternative Non-Prescription Medication
Antacids are to be taken as required. Antacids are alkali liquids or tablets that are designed to neutralise the stomach acid. A dose can often give quick relief. There are many brands, which are available to buy over the counter. If you suffer with mild or infrequent bouts of dyspepsia you may find that antacids used as required are all that you require.
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
Before taking Ranitidine, inform your doctor if you:
- Have cancer of the stomach
- Have any kidney problems
- Are 65 or older
- Have lung disease
- Are diabetic
- Have acute porphyria
- Have immune system problems
Inform your doctor if you plan on taking Ranitidine while taking any of the following medicines:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs)
- Heart medication (e.g. procainamide, propranolol)
- Epilepsy medication (e.g. diazepam, phenytoin)
- Blood thinners (e.g. warfarin)
- HIV medicines (e.g. atazanavir, delavirdine)
- Antifungal medicines (e.g. ketoconazole, voriconazole)
Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
Ranitidine is dispensed as 150mg tablets. Generally, you will take two per day, once in the morning and evening – ensure that you follow your prescription exactly, as your recommended dose may vary depending on your condition and its severity. Swallow the tablet whole with a sip of water. It is important that you do not crush or chew the tablet.
If, for any reason, you forget to take a tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is nearly time for your next tablet, skip the dose that you missed. Never double your dose to compensate for a dose that you have missed.
The active ingredient contained in Ranitidine tablets is:
Ranitidine tablets also contain the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:
Croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, colloidal anhydrous silica, microcrystalline cellulose 112 (flocel 112), purified talc, titanium dioxide (E171), hypromellose E15, castor oil, ferric oxide yellow.
Raniditine side effects
Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Ranitidine, however, if you do they can include:
Stomach problems, including pain, constipation or nausea.
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist. For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet.
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Ranitidine 150mg Tablets FAQs
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You will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire so that our GPs and Pharmacists can ensure it is safe for us to supply your Ranitidine to you. It only takes a few minutes, and your treatment can be delivered to your door as soon as the next working day.
Yes – as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy, it is perfectly safe to buy Ranitidine online.
The Independent Pharmacy is an NHS Online Pharmacy based in Bristol and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine prescription treatments through our Online Pharmacy and Online Doctor.
There are many advantages to buying acid reflux treatments online, some include:
- It's quick and easy- there is no need to spend time at the doctor or pharmacy.
- Fast delivery- We offer same day dispatch before 4pm and fast delivery to your address of choice with Royal Mail.
- Great prices- we are able to offer very competitive prices and we guarantee to beat any other Online Doctor service.
- A wealth of information - we provide all the information you could need on Ranitidine and other acid reflux treatments, in easy to digest formats, at a time that suits you.