Zantac preparation: instructions for use
Zantak is an antiulcer, with ranitidine acting as an active ingredient. A medicament is produced in the form of tablets for internal use, capsules for making an effervescent solution, as well as injections.The auxiliary elements include triacetin, methylhydroxypropylcellulose, titanium dioxide, magnesium stearate. In addition to humans, Zantac can be used for dogs. The duration of the effect after taking the tablets is half a day.
Pharmacological properties of Zantak
The instructions for use show that the drug effectively blocks histamine receptors. The drug reduces the secretion of hydrochloric acid, directly reducing the content of pepsin. In addition, the drug increases the acidity of the contents of the stomach, thereby reducing the activity of pepsin.
Indications for taking Zantak
Instructions for use indicate that the medication is used for benign ulcers of the intestine and stomach, as well as for the treatment of damage caused by the use of NSAIDs. With the help of the drug, erosive and reflux esophagitis, chronic dyspepsia, stress and post-operative gastric ulcers, bleeding from the gastrointestinal system, peptic ulcers are treated.
Zantak medicine: instructions for use
The dosage of the medication depends on the indications. The standard therapy regimen includes taking 150 mg of medication twice a day. In some cases, when exacerbations of ulcers use a double amount of funds. The duration of therapy for peptic ulcer is 1 to 2 months. Gastroesophageal reflux pathology is treated for three months. The effervescent capsules are dissolved in a glass of water before use. The solution for the injection is pre-mixed with the infusion formulations of sodium chloride, desctrose or bicarbonate. Intravenous injections are done slowly, injecting the solution in two minutes. Injections are performed every eight hours.
Contraindications of the drug "Zantak"
Instructions for use explain that you can not use the drug with increased sensitivity to the active substance and other components. It is forbidden to give medicine to children under 12 years old. Since the active ingredient penetrates the placental barrier and is able to enter the breast milk, the medicine should not be taken by pregnant women and mothers while feeding the baby. With caution use the remedy for kidney failure and hepatic, cirrhosis, acute porphyria.
Side effects of Zantak
The instruction warns about possible negative reactions during therapy. The use of medication can cause tachycardia, bradycardia, blurred vision. In rare situations, vasculitis, diarrhea, reversible acute pancreatitis, hepatitis, agranulocytosis, pancytopenia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, interstitial nephritis can occur. Side effects also include myalgia, headache, arthralgia, dizziness, confusion, depressive states in severe patients.