How to use Raniphar Hcl Tablet Peptic Ulcer Agents
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once or twice daily. It may be prescribed 4 times a day for some conditions. If you are taking this medication once daily, it is usually taken after the evening meal or before bedtime.
The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to therapy. In children, dosage may also be based on body weight. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. You may take other medications (e.g., antacids) for your condition as recommended by your doctor.
Take this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than prescribed. Do not stop taking this without your doctor's approval because this may delay healing of the ulcer.
If you are using nonprescription Raniphar for self-treatment of acid indigestion or heartburn, take 1 tablet by mouth with a glass of water as needed. To prevent heartburn, take 1 tablet by mouth with a glass of water 30-60 minutes before eating food or drinking beverages that cause heartburn. Do not take more than 2 tablets in 24 hours unless directed by your doctor. Do not take for more than 14 days in a row without talking with your doctor.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
Immediate action required: Call 999 or go to A&E if:
- you get a skin rash that may include itchy, red, swollen, blistered or peeling skin
- you're wheezing
- you get tightness in the chest or throat
- you have trouble breathing or talking
- your mouth, face, lips, tongue or throat start swelling
You could be having a serious allergic reaction and may need immediate treatment in hospital.
These are not all the side effects of Raniphar. For a full list see the leaflet inside your medicines packet.
You can report any suspected side effects to the UK safety scheme.
Will my dose go up or down?
Sometimes your doctor will increase your dose of Raniphar if it isn't working well enough.
Depending on the reason you take Raniphar, you may take a higher dose to start with - usually for at least 1 month. After this, your doctor may recommend a lower dose.
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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 Raniphar.
Raniphar 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.
Raniphar side effects
Stop using this medicine and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Raniphar: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop taking this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
stomach pain, loss of appetite;
dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
fever, chills, cough with mucus, chest pain, feeling short of breath;
fast or slow heart rate;
easy bruising or bleeding; or
problems with your skin or hair.
Common Raniphar side effects may include:
headache (may be severe);
sleep problems (insomnia);
decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm; or
swollen or tender breasts (in men);
nausea, vomiting, stomach pain; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.