Ranitidine Relief (Ranitidine Hydrochloride)
What is Ranitidine Relief (Ranitidine Hydrochloride) used for?
Ranitidine Relief (Ranitidine HCL) is an oral histamine-2 blocker used to treat or prevent peptic ulcers. It operates by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach to prevent damage to the lining of the stomach or deterioration of existing ulcers. This action also makes it useful for treating other conditions including chronic indigestion, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, or inflammation of the stomach in patients taking NSAID medications. Your physician may also prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Ranitidine Relief (Ranitidine Hydrochloride)?
Most patients using Ranitidine Relief (Ranitidine HCL) are prescribed to take one tablet once or twice each day. Your individual instructions will be determined by your physician based on your age, weight, health condition, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed with a full cup of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Do not change the form of the tablets by crushing or splitting them prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have regarding the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Ranitidine Relief (Ranitidine Hydrochloride)?
Ranitidine Relief (Ranitidine HCL) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical assistance include fever, flu symptoms, blurry vision, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, trouble breathing, easier bruising, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Contact your physician as soon as any worrying or intense side effects occur to make sure the necessary alterations are made to your application frequency or dosage to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Ranitidine Relief (Ranitidine HCL) should not be used by patients who are allergic to ranitidine, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or who have porphyrias. Also inform your physician if you have reduced kidney function as this condition may lead to unexpected complications requiring special alterations to your regiment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Ranitidine Relief (Ranitidine HCL). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.