Zinetac (Ranitidine Hydrochloride)
What is Zinetac (Ranitidine Hydrochloride) used for?
Zinetac (Ranitidine Hydrochloride) is an oral histamine-2 blocker prescribed to treat patients suffering from peptic ulcers, gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), or chronic indigestion. The medication operates by reducing the amount of acid produced by the stomach to prevent irritation of ulcers or their formation by deterioration of the stomach lining. Your physician may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Zinetac (Ranitidine Hydrochloride)?
Strictly follow your physician's instructions while using Zinetac (Ranitidine Hydrochloride) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet taken each day on an empty stomach, but your particular directions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water. Do not split or crush the tablets before taking them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Zinetac (Ranitidine Hydrochloride)?
The use of Zinetac (Ranitidine Hydrochloride) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are increased heart rate, chest pain, trouble breathing, blurry vision, sensitive skin, easier bruising, severe nausea, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Contact your doctor as soon as any serious or worrying symptoms occur to make sure the necessary alterations are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health problems from occurring.
Zinetac (Ranitidine Hydrochloride) should not be used to treat patients who have porphyrias or who are allergic to its contents. Also inform your physician if you have any allergies to aspartame or reduced liver function as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Zinetac (Ranitidine Hydrochloride). 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.