The drug "Zantac": instructions for use
Medication "Zantac" is an anti-ulcer remedy, the active ingredient is ranitidine. Produced the drug in tablet form for internal use, capsules for the manufacture of effervescent solution and injection. Auxiliary elements include triacetin, metilgidroksipropilzelluloza, titanium dioxide, magnesium stearate. In addition to the people can be used a means of "Zantac" for dogs. The duration of effect after taking the pills is half a day.
The pharmacological properties of the drug "Zantac"
Instructions for use indicates that the drug effectively blocks histamine receptors. The tool reduces the secretion of hydrochloric acid, directly reducing the content of pepsin. In addition, the drug increases the acidity of stomach contents, reducing, thus, the activity of pepsin.
Indications for admission of "Zantac"
Instructions for use indicates that the drug used in benign ulcers of the intestines and stomach, as well as for the treatment of damage caused by the use of NSAIDs. With the help of the drug produced therapy erosive and reflux esophagitis, chronic indigestion, stress and postoperative ulcers of the stomach, bleeding from gastrointestinal system, peptic ulcers.
Medication "Zantac": instructions for use
The dosage of the medication depends on the indication. The standard regimen involves administration of 150 mg of the medication twice a day. In some cases, when the ulcer relapse use double the amount. The duration of therapy for peptic ulcer is 1 to 2 months. Gastroesophageal reflux pathology treated within three months. Effervescent capsules before use dissolve in a glass of water. Solution to perform injection pre-mixed with infusion compositions of sodium chloride, destrose or bicarbonate. Intravenous injections are doing is slowly introducing the solution in two minutes. Injections are performed every eight hours.
Contraindications of the medication "Zantac"
Instruction manual says not to use the drug in case of hypersensitivity to the active substance and other components. It is forbidden to give medication to children under 12 years. Since the active ingredient penetrates through the placental barrier and is able to enter breast milk, the drug should not be taken by pregnant women and mothers during nursing. With caution use the tool in renal and hepatic insufficiency, cirrhosis, acute porphyria.
Side effects from the medication "Zantac"
The user manual warns of possible adverse reactions during therapy. The use of the drug can cause tachycardia, bradycardia, blurred vision. In rare situations there may be a vasculitis, diarrhea, acute reversible pancreatitis, hepatitis, agranulocytosis, pancytopenia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, interstitial nephritis. To side effects also include myalgia, headache, arthralgia, dizziness, confusion, depression in critically ill patients.