What is Zantac injection?
Zantac is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. Zantac is used to treat gastric and duodenal ulcers. It can relieve ulcer pain and discomfort, and the heartburn from gastroesophageal reflux disease. Generic ranitidine injections are available.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
frequently drink alcohol-containing beverages
other chronic illness
an unusual or allergic reaction to ranitidine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medicine?
Ranitidine is for injection into a muscle, or infusion into a vein.
Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What drug(s) may interact with ranitidine?
alcohol containing beverages
Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
What side effects may I notice from receiving ranitidine?
Side effects with ranitidine are infrequent.
Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:
agitation, nervousness, depression, hallucinations
breast swelling and tenderness, or sexual difficulties (impotence) in men
redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
skin rash, itching
unusual weakness or tiredness
yellowing of the skin or eyes
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
constipation or diarrhea
What should I watch for while taking ranitidine?
Tell your prescriber or health care professional if your stomach or intestinal condition does not improve or gets worse. You may need to take this medicine for several days before your symptoms improve.
Do not self-medicate with aspirin, ibuprofen or other antiinflammatory medicines; these can aggravate your condition.
Do not smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol; these increase irritation in your stomach and can lengthen the time it will take for ulcers to heal. Cigarettes and alcohol can also worsen acid reflux or heartburn.
If you get black, tarry stools or vomit up what looks like coffee grounds, call your prescriber or health care professional at once. You may have a bleeding ulcer.