Zantac is a blocker of H2-histamine receptors, which stops the regular secretion of HCI, thus lowering the gastric juices in the body, without damaging the liver enzymes. Zantac does not harm the gastrin in the plasma, neither does it reduce the mucus production. Instead, it simply lowers the pepsin activity in the body. Zantac helps to cure and prevent stomach and duodenal ulcers, gastrointestinal disorders caused by NSAID, heartburn, hypersecretion of gastric juice, symptomatic ulcers, ulcers caused by stress, erosive esophagitis, reflux esophagitis, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and other similar conditions.
Dosage and Directions
- Zantac should be consumed before meals orally with a glassful of water.
- The dosage is modified for patients suffering from liver or kidney disorders.
- This medicine can also be given intramuscularly as well as intravenously in patients needing it.
Word of Warning
As Zantac contains phenylalanine, it is imperative to inform the doctor if you are pregnant, or lactating. Zantac increases the risk of pneumonia.
Who Should Avoid this Medicine?
- Patients suffering from kidney, or liver disorders should not consume this medicine.
- It is not suitable for kids below the age of 12 years.
- Pregnant ladies need to take it only under medical supervision.
Zantac may cause skin allergies, constipation, diarrhea, tiredness, pain in the head, stomach and muscles, nausea, anemia, depressive spells, hallucination, erratic heartbeat, and so on.
Zantac interacts with antacids many and other medicines. Consuming alcohol may diminish the efficiency of this medicine.
Missed or Overdose
In case you miss a dose and realize it close to the time of your next dose, then you can resume your regular schedule. Never consume a double dose, or consume two doses within a short time gap, else it may trigger side effects. In case you notice any abnormal symptoms, then you should seek immediate medical assistance.
Zantac should be kept in a dry place, unexposed to sunlight. It should be kept in placed out of the reach of kids or pets.
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