What brand names are available for Nu-Ranit?
Zantac, Zantac 75, Zantac 150 Maximum Strength, Deprizine FusePaq
You and your doctor should monitor certain health issues. This can help make sure you stay safe while you take this drug. These issues can include your kidney function. Your doctor may do blood tests to check how well your kidneys are working. If your kidneys aren’t working well, your doctor may lower your dosage of this drug.
There are other drugs available to treat your condition. Some may be better suited for you than others. Talk to your doctor about other drug options that may work for you.
Nu-Ranit oral tablet comes with several warnings.
What is ranit >
Nu-Ranit belongs to a group of drugs called histamine-2 blockers. It works by reducing the amount of acid your stomach produces.
Nu-Ranit is used to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and intestines. It also treats conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Nu-Ranit also treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions in which acid backs up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing heartburn.
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What is the dosage for Nu-Ranit?
Nu-Ranit may be taken with or without food.
- Usual oral doses for treating ulcers and GERD are 150 mg twice daily or 300 mg at bedtime. The maintenance dose is 150 mg daily.
- Erosive esophagitis is treated with 150 mg 4 times daily.
- Zollinger-Ellison syndrome may be treated with as much as 6 g daily.
- Heartburn is treated with 75 mg or 150 mg once or twice daily 30-60 minutes before consuming meals or beverages that cause heartburn.
Self-medication should not last longer than 2 weeks unless advised by a physician.
How long will I take it for?
If you're taking lower strength Nu-Ranit (75mg) that you bought from a pharmacy or supermarket, speak to a pharmacist or doctor before starting on a second packet. They may recommend tests to find out what's causing your symptoms, if taking Nu-Ranit hasn't cleared them up.
If your doctor prescribes Nu-Ranit for you, you may only need to take it for a few weeks or months, depending on your health problem. Sometimes you might need to take it for longer.
Your doctor may suggest taking Nu-Ranit only when you have symptoms. This means you won't have to take it every day. Once you feel better, you can stop taking it - often after a few days or weeks.
Taking Nu-Ranit this way isn't suitable for everyone. Speak to your doctor about what's best for you.
What other drugs will affect Nu-Ranit?
Before taking Nu-Ranit, tell your doctor if you are taking triazolam (Halcion). You may not be able to use Nu-Ranit, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.
There may be other drugs that can interact with Nu-Ranit. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Nu-Ranit and breastfeeding
Nu-Ranit is safe to take while you're breastfeeding. It passes into breast milk, but only in small amounts which aren't harmful to the baby.
However, if your baby is premature or has health problems check with your doctor first.
Mixing Nu-Ranit with herbal remedies and supplements
There isn't enough research to know if complementary medicines and herbal remedies are safe to take with Nu-Ranit.
Using Nu-Ranit may increase your risk of developing pneumonia. Symptoms of pneumonia include chest pain, fever, feeling short of breath, and coughing up green or yellow mucus. Talk with your doctor about your specific risk of developing pneumonia.
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to Nu-Ranit.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take this medicine if you have kidney disease, liver disease, or porphyria.
Heartburn is often confused with the first symptoms of a heart attack. Seek emergency medical attention if you have chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, and a general ill feeling.
Nu-Ranit granules and effervescent tablets must be dissolved in water before you take them. Your doctor may recommend an antacid to help relieve pain. Carefully follow your doctor's directions about the type of antacid to use, and when to use it. Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase the risk of damage to your stomach. It may take up to 8 weeks of using this medicine before your ulcer heals. For best results, keep using the medication as directed. Talk with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 6 weeks of treatment.
Interactions that can make your drugs less effective
When certain drugs are used with Nu-Ranit, they may not work as well. This is because the amount of these drugs in your body may be decreased. Examples of these drugs include:
- Atazanavir: If you need to take these drugs together, your doctor will tell you how long you should wait between doses of these medications.
- Gefitinib: If you take gefitinib and Nu-Ranit with the antacid sodium bicarbonate, gefitinib may not work as well. Talk to your doctor if you’re taking gefitinib and Nu-Ranit.
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
All possible dosages and drug forms may not be included here. Your dosage, drug form, and how often you take the drug will depend on:
- your age
- the condition being treated
- the severity of your condition
- other medical conditions you have
- how you react to the first dose
What to do about:
- stomach pains - try to rest and relax. It can help to eat and drink slowly and have smaller and more frequent meals. Putting a heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach may also help. If you are in a lot of pain, speak to your pharmacist or doctor.
- constipation - eat more high-fibre foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables and cereals, and drink plenty of water. Try to exercise, for example, by going for a daily walk or run. If this doesn't help, talk to your pharmacist or doctor.
- feeling sick - it may help if you don't eat rich or spicy food while you're taking Nu-Ranit.
Certain prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications that contain the ingredient ranit >FDA site .
Nu-Ranit is a drug that’s available in a prescription version and an over-the-counter version. This article only addresses the prescription version. Prescription Nu-Ranit comes as an oral tablet, oral capsule, or oral syrup. It also comes as an injectable solution.
Nu-Ranit oral tablet is available as the brand-name drug Zantac. It’s also available as a generic drug. Generic drugs usually cost less than the brand-name version. In some cases, they may not be available in all strengths or forms as the brand-name drug.
What are the uses for Nu-Ranit?
Nu-Ranit is used for the treatment and prevention of stomach and duodenum ulcers, and the treatment of heartburn, inflammation of the esophagus, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Drugs you should not use with Nu-Ranit
Delavirdine: Do not take delavirdine with Nu-Ranit. Doing so can cause dangerous effects. Nu-Ranit reduces the levels of delavirdine in your body. This means delavirdine won’t work as well.
What are the side effects of Nu-Ranit?
Minor side effects occur and these are:
Other important, but rare, side effects include:
How much will I take?
Each tablet contains 75mg, 150mg or 300mg of Nu-Ranit. You can buy 75mg tablets in pharmacies and supermarkets. Soluble tablets, and 150mg and 300mg tablets are only available on prescription.
The usual dose to treat:
- indigestion or heartburn is 75mg to 300mg a day
- stomach ulcers and inflammation of the food pipe is 300mg to 600mg a day
- Zollinger-Ellison syndrome is 450mg to 6 grams a day
Nu-Ranit liquid comes in 2 different strengths - your daily dose will depend on what your doctor prescribes. Follow your doctor's advice about how much Nu-Ranit to take and when.
Doses are usually lower for children and people with kidney problems.
If a doctor prescribes Nu-Ranit for your child, they will use your child's weight or age to work out the right dose.
Nu-Ranit can cause a severe allergic reaction. Symptoms can include:
- trouble breathing
- swelling of your throat or tongue
If you have these symptoms, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Don’t take this drug again if you’ve ever had an allergic reaction to it. Taking it again could cause death.