How does the drug

"Ranitidine" refers to the group of histamine receptors reduces the production of hydrochloric acid and increases the production of mucous secretion in the stomach and intestines. This leads to the stabilization of the pH of gastric juice and contributes to the protection of cells from damage and the formation of erosions. The ranitidine is available in tablet form and in solution for injection. The effectiveness of the drug does not depend on time of meals.

Indications for the use of "Ranitidine"

Thanks to the positive effects of the drug on the mucous membranes of the stomach and intestines, it is successfully used in complex treatment of gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcers, heartburn, gastro-esophageal reflux and gastritis caused by high acidity.

This medicine is recommended to regularly use with long-term administration of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ("NSAID", "Naklofen", "Dilbert") that contribute to the formation of ulcers and the emergence of bleeding in the stomach and intestines.

"Ranitidine" is also used to prevent the development of cancer pathology people who smoke and abuse alcohol. In this case, the recommended course of treatment at least twice a year.

"Ranitidine" is used for operations on the stomach, before the gastroscopy and other types of research.

How to use the drug

Dosage of Ranitidine depends on the purpose of its application. For example, if gastritis the drug is used 1 tablet 2 times a day for 10 days.

Treatment of peptic ulcer disease is usually about two weeks, while assigned to 200 mg 2 times a day. Preventive courses are held twice a year, with "Ranitidine" is appointed throughout the week, 100 mg 2 times a day.

In the treatment of heartburn the drug is used 2 tablets 2 times a day for three days.

Contraindications and side effects "Ranitidine"

To take medication not recommended for pregnant women, during breast-feeding and children up to three years, as there are no reliable data on adverse effects of medicines on the body. "Ranitidine" is contraindicated in gastritis with low acidity and inadequate development of digestive enzymes.

The most common side effects of the drug are persistent constipation get rid of which when you change its dosage.

Independent application "Ranitidine" can lead to serious consequences, so if there are any complaints, you must consult with a specialist.