Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S

Description
  • Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is commonly used to help fight acid reflux and heartburn
  • Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be be taken before dinner or before bedtime
  • Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to children and elderly patients
  • Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be ingested under doctor’s advisement 
  • Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be used only when necessary
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Type

Tablet

Feature

300mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Ranitidine

Composition

Ranitidine 300 mg

Brand

GSK Consumer Healthcare

Prescription Required

No

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed to patients who regularly experience heartburn,acid reflux and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome,are at a high risk of gastrointestinal bleeding,as well as other stomach and esophageal disorders related to increased production of acid in the stomach by cells that exist in the inner lining of the stomach.Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S works by blocking the release and production of excessive acid in the body.Acid reflux (the unnatural flow of acid from the stomach to the esophagus) left untreated can lead to stomach ulcers,significant damage to the esophageal lining and tumors in the esophagus and stomach.

A capsule a day is most commonly prescribed.Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to adults and children above the age of one month.The doctor may prescribe Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S twice a day in certain conditions and cases.Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be ingested at the same time each day,an alarm can be set as a helpful reminder for the patient to not miss a single dose.

Dosage as well as length of treatment with Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S,is dependent upon the patient’s medical condition and the patient’s response to Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S.If a patient is pregnant,breastfeeding or planning to start a family then treatment with Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be taken under the advice of the doctor.Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S may also be prescribed to patients undergoing treatment with NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) as they cause stomach ulcers that Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S can effectively prevent.

Indications

Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S can be used to treat:

  • Heartburn
  • Acid reflux
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Esophagitis
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
  • H.pylori infections
  • Peptic ulcer

How Does Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S Work

Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S belongs to a group of drugs known as Histamine Receptor Antagonists.They work by blocking the Histamine receptors present on the cell membranes of the stomach and intestinal cells,thereby preventing excessive production of acid in the body.The acid produced helps aid in the digestion of the food ingested,but in excess can lead to harmful effects on the human body.

How To Use Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S

Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is available in tablet form and is advisable to ingest Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S after dinner or before going to sleep at night and with plenty of water to help ease the passage of the tablet through the throat.Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S may take upto two weeks to show changes thus,it’s advised to not stop treatment until advised by a doctor.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

A tablet or two,a day is prescribed to be taken daily before dinner or right before going to sleep at night.Dosage may vary depending upon the patient’s illness.

Child Dosage 

Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to children aged 1 month and older.The dosage,for young patients is dependent upon their weight and illness being treated.If a patient is unable to swallow a capsule,then an alternate method of ingesting the drug is explained by the doctor.

Elderly Dosage

The dosage for patients aged 65 years and older is mostly the same as the adult dosage with some alterations for patients with underlying medical conditions especially renal (kidney) and hepatic (liver) diseases.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S has shown no significant evidence of causing harm to an unborn child but it is imperative that a doctor be consulted before ingesting Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S if you are planning on starting a family or are pregnant.Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S passes through breast milk to the baby but there is no evidence showing any effects of the drug on the baby.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S:

  • Allergic reaction to Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S or any other drug or ingredient
  • Moderate to severe liver impairment 
  • Moderate to severe kidney impairment 
  • Moderate to severe lung impairment 
  • Systemic Lupus erythematosus  (an autoimmune disorder)
  • Porphyria 
  • Stomach or intestinal tumors 
  • Recent stomach or intestinal surgery 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S:

  • Mild to moderate renal (Kidney) impairment
  • Mild to moderate hepatic (liver) impairment
  • Moderate to severe lung impairment 
  • Diabetes 
  • Alcohol abuse 
  • Pregnant women 
  • Breastfeeding women 
  • Elderly patients

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S:

  • Antifungals (such as ketoconazole)
  • Delavirdine
  • Procainamide
  • Warfarin 
  • Midazolam 
  • Glipizide 
  • Atazanavir
  • Other H2 receptor antagonists 
  • Gefitinib 
  • Certain vitamins 

Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

Common Adverse Effects

These effects are mild and tend to resolve on their own in a couple of days.

  • Headaches
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Stomach cramps

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

  • Change in the color of urine 
  • Difficulty in visibility (vision)
  • Mood swings 
  • Fatigue 

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Dry Mouth- Can be helped by sipping water throughout the day,chewing sugarless gum and using alcohol free mouthwash,allowing ice to melt in the mouth or using a saliva substitute.
  • Fatigue- Patients experiencing this adverse effect, are advised to take deep breaths,intake tea or coffee,get a good night’s rest and not to overburden themselves for a few days.
  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Constipation- Can be combated by adding more fibers to the patient’s diet,asking the patient to drink plenty of fluids and to increase their physical activity to trigger contractions in the intestines.

Key Facts About Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S

  • Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S belongs to a group of drugs known as Histamine receptor antagonists
  • Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is commonly used to help fight acid reflux and heartburn
  • Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be be taken before dinner or before bedtime
  • Common side effects such as headache,dry mouth and fatigue tend to resolve on their own in a few days time
  • Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to children and elderly patients.

FAQS

#1.HOW DOES Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S WORK?

Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S belongs to a group of drugs known as Histamine Receptor Antagonists.They work by blocking the Histamine receptors present on the cell membranes of the stomach and intestinal cells,thereby preventing excessive production of acid in the body.The acid produced helps aid in the digestion of the food ingested,but in excess can lead to harmful effects on the human body.

#2.HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S TO BRING RELIEF?

The positive effects of Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S can be felt after a few days’ time.It may take up to 2-4 weeks to reap the full benefits of Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S.

#3.IS IT SAFE TO TAKE PAINKILLERS ALONG WITH Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

Yes,it is safe to take painkillers such as paracetamol and/or nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) while undergoing treatment with this drug.

#4.WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

In case of too much consumption by accident,kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital straight away.The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in seizures,difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

#5.HOW TO STORE Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to alter certain drugs.

#6.WHY IS IT NECESSARY TO STOP TAKING Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S BEFORE CERTAIN LABORATORY TESTS?

Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S can cause false test results due to its interaction with certain substances used in laboratory tests.Before undergoing any tests,it is important to inform your doctor and lab technician of any and all medications currently being taken by a patient.

#7.IS IT SAFE TO TAKE Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S WITH BIRTH CONTROL PILLS?

 Yes,it is safe as there is no evidence of Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S interfering with any prescribed birth control drugs.

#8.CAN LIFESTYLE CHANGES HELP ME WITH MY CONDITION?

Yes.You can adopt certain healthy lifestyle changes in order to help naturally decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach.These include reducing daily intake of caffeine as well as caffeinated drinks,avoiding spice and fatty food,eating a wholesome diet consisting of fresh vegetables and fruits with the cut down of salt, and incorporating physical activity in your daily routine.

#9.WHAT FOODS HELP PREVENT ACID REFLUX?

The following food items have shown to have greatly aid in the reduction of acid produced by the body:

  • Oatmeal
  • Vegetables
  • Ginger
  • Fruits (such as bananas,apples,pears)
  • Egg whites

#10.COMMON SIDE EFFECTS SEEN WITH Zantac 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

These effects are mild and tend to resolve on their own in a couple of days.

  • Headaches
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Stomach cramps