Ranitidine is used to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and intestines. It also treats conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Ranitidine also treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions in which acid backs up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing heartburn.
Dosage: - 150 mg orally 2 times a day OR 300 mg orally once a day after the evening meal or at bedtime
Maintenance dose: 150 mg orally once a day at bedtime
Duration of therapy: 8 weeks (treatment); up to 1 year (maintenance)
Common ranitidine side effects may include:
-headache (may be severe)
-sleep problems (insomnia);
-decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm
-swollen or tender breasts (in men)
-nausea, vomiting, stomach pain
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