Ranitidine hydrochloride is used for the treatment and prevention of ulcers of the stomach and intestines. it is a medication that decreases the amount of acid produced by the stomach. Ranitidine is a blocker of histamine-2 that works by reducing the amount of acid produced by the stomach.
It is used to treat and prevent heartburn (which is also known as reflux) and ulcers. In addition, it is used to prevent damage to the stomach caused by certain medications and diseases.
Common symptoms of upset stomach
The patient who complains of stomach pain, has symptoms such as: heartburn, gas, bloating, lack of appetite, nausea, cramps and throbbing cramps. It is important to observe that it activates the pain in order to be able to give these references to the doctor and achieve the appropriate diagnosis. Some pains are presented by emotional issues, stress, nerves, indigestion, premenstrual syndrome, even a fright can trigger a stomach pain.
Stomach pains can be mild and moderate and respond to the flu, gas, indigestion or poisoning. But if the pain is intense, and the home remedies do not calm it, you should go to the specialist doctor.
The uses of Ranitidine are given in:
• Patients have gastric ulcers.
•Patients suffer from erosive esophagitis (It can only be diagnosed after an endoscopy).
• Indicated for patients with gastroesophageal reflux syndrome.
• For short treatments of duodenal ulcer.
What is the recommended dose to take Ranitidine?
The dose and period of use of Ranitidine will vary according to the doctor's instructions after the relevant evaluations. Avoid self-medication with this medication because, you can be at risk.
Regular treatment for reflux esophagitis, gastric ulcer, or duodenal ulcer is two 150mg tablets at bedtime (maximum dose 300mg) for 4 to 8 weeks. Patients with renal failure, the particular doctor will indicate the appropriate dose. It is recommended to swallow each tablet with a glass of water.
What are the side effects of taking Ranitidine?
The continued use of Ranitidine it can produce symptoms that can be confused with gastric cancer, to avoid this, medical supervision is necessary.
On the other hand, pregnant women or patients with kidney disease can consume it in exceptional cases, since it is secreted by breast milk and discarded through the renal system.
Other reactions to Ranitidine are: mental confusion, vertigo, agitation, dizziness, depression, drowsiness, tachycardia and arrhythmias (in these latter cases patients with heart attacks or hypertension should avoid ingesting it).
• Semi-sitting to avoid reflux.
• Drink milky juice in the mornings.
• Eat small portions of food every 4 hours.
• Increase consumption of fruits and vegetables.
• Avoid fats.
• Lower salt consumption.
• Eat a balanced diet.
• Avoid dairy products.
• Perform walks of 20 to 30 minutes a day.
• Drink 8 glasses of water a day.
• No Smoking.
• Avoid coffee.