Zantac EFFERdose (Ranitidine) – 150mg Effervescent Tabs
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Chemical Name: RANITIDINE (ra-NIT-ti-deen)
This medicine is a histamine blocker used to treat and prevent ulcers. It is
also used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This medicine may
also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM
YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that
you are taking. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if
you are taking certain cephalosporins (such as cefditoren or cefpodixime),
itraconazole, or ketoconazole. DO NOT START OR STOP any medicine without doctor
or pharmacist approval. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions,
allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if
you have any questions or concerns about taking this medicine.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor.
Completely dissolve this medicine in 6 to 8 ounces of water, then drink.
ANTACIDS MAY BE USED with this medicine unless directed otherwise by your
doctor. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature, away from heat and light. IF
YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost
time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing
schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you have had an allergic reaction to it or are
allergic to any ingredient in this product. IF YOUR SYMPTOMS DO NOT IMPROVE or
if they become worse, check with your doctor. CONTINUE TAKING THIS MEDICINE for
the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Do not stop using this
medicine without checking with your doctor. DO NOT DRIVE, OPERATE MACHINERY, OR
DO ANYTHING ELSE THAT COULD BE DANGEROUS until you know how you react to this
medicine. Using this medicine alone, with other medicines, or with alcohol, may
lessen your ability to drive or to perform other potentially dangerous tasks.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or
over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. PHENYLKETONURICS: This
medicine contains phenylalanine. Check with your doctor before taking this
medicine. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor
the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. THIS MEDICINE IS
EXCRETED IN BREAST MILK. DO NOT BREAST-FEED while taking this medicine.
A SIDE EFFECT that may go away during treatment, is headache. If it continues,
or is bothersome, check with your doctor. AN ALLERGIC REACTION to this medicine
is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an
allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, or trouble
breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor,
nurse, or pharmacist.
Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from
doing its job. Use our drug interaction checker to find out if your medicines
interact with each other.
If you take too
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency
room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include difficulty breathing, fast
heartbeat, tremors, vomiting, and restlessness.
DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT
USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the
reach of children. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain
refills before your supply runs out.