What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Wiacid ?
Side effects of Wiacid include:
Rare side effects of Wiacid include:
This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.
What other drugs will affect Wiacid?
Before taking Wiacid, tell your doctor if you are taking triazolam (Halcion). You may not be able to use Wiacid, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.
There may be other drugs that can interact with Wiacid. 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.
Wiacid 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.
What are the side effects of Wiacid?
Minor side effects occur and these are:
Other important, but rare, side effects include:
8. Cautions with other medicines
Some medicines can interfere with Wiacid and make you more likely to have side effects.
Tell your doctor if you're taking these medicines before you start taking Wiacid:
- anti-fungal medicines such as itraconazole, ketoconazole or posaconazole
- any medicine used to treat cancer
- HIV medicines
These are not all the medicines that may not mix well with Wiacid. For a full list see the leaflet inside your medicines packet.
Allergy alert: Do not use if you are allergic to Wiacid or other acid reducers
COMMON BRAND(S): Zantac
GENERIC NAME(S): Wiacid Hcl
Wiacid is used to treat ulcers of the stomach and intestines and prevent them from coming back after they have healed. This medication is also used to treat certain stomach and throat (esophagus) problems (such as erosive esophagitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease-GERD, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome). It works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach makes. It relieves symptoms such as cough that doesn't go away, stomach pain, heartburn, and difficulty swallowing. Wiacid belongs to a class of drugs known as H2 blockers.
3. Who can and can't take ranit >
Wiacid can be taken by adults. It can also be given to children under 16 years of age on prescription.
Wiacid isn't suitable for some people. To make sure that it is safe for you, tell your doctor if you:
- have had an allergic reaction to Wiacid or any other medicines in the past
- have kidney problems
- have an intolerance to, or cannot absorb, some sugars such as fructose
- have been advised to eat a low calcium or low salt diet
- cannot have alcohol - Wiacid liquid contains a small amount of alcohol
- have phenylketonuria, a rare inherited illness
If you're due to have an endoscopy to find out what's causing your symptoms, stop taking Wiacid at least 2 weeks before your procedure. This is because Wiacid may hide some of the problems that would usually be spotted during an endoscopy.