Ranitidine HCL

Drug Uses For Ranitidine HCL

Ranitidine HCL is used for the treatment of active duodenal ulcer or for maintenance therapy for duodenal ulcer.

How Ranitidine HCL Is Taken

Take Ranitidine HCL 150 mg tablets twice daily or 300 mg tablets once daily depending on how is most convenient for you. It is recommended that you take Ranitidine HCL before bedtime. Take each dose with a full glass of water.

Warnings/Precautions For Ranitidine HCL

If you are breast-feeding, talk to your doctor before taking Ranitidine HCL. Ranitidine HCL is secreted in human milk. Do not stop taking ranitidine without first talking to your doctor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Possible Side Effects

The possible side effects that may occur during treatment with Ranitidine HCT are: constipation, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, abdominal discomfort/pain, headache.

Storage Tips For Ranitidine HCL

Store at controlled room temperature 15°-30°C (59°-86°F) in a dry place. Protect from light. Keep out of the reach of children.


When overdosage occurs unabsorbed material has to be removed from your gastrointestinal tract. Seek emergency medical attention.

More Information For Ranitidine HCL

There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while taking Ranitidine HCL, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

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