Why do I need this medicine?
Ranitidine is a gastric medicine.
It is used to treat conditions caused by excessive acidity in your stomach, such as ulcers in the stomach or duodenum (upper portion of the small intestine) and reflux disease (also known as “heartburn”, in which food or acid from your stomach backs up into your mouth, leaving a sour or bitter taste).
Ranitidine can also be used to relieve stomach irritation and ulceration caused by certain painkillers such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Ranitidine treats these conditions by reducing the amount of acid your stomach makes.
How do I take this medicine?
Take Ranitidine exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
You may need to take Ranitidine for some time before the full benefits can be felt.
Ranitidine tablets may be taken with or without food or at bedtime.
If you have been given the effervescent tablets, dissolve one tablet in a full glass (6-8 ounces) of water before drinking. Do not swallow effervescent tablets without first dissolving them in water as instructed.