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NICOTAC 150 MG TABLET

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Composition for NICOTAC

Ranitidine(150 mg)

food interaction for NICOTAC

alcohol interaction for NICOTAC

pregnancy interaction for NICOTAC

lactation interaction for NICOTAC

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Nicotac 150 mg tablet at a fixed time.
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Nicotac 150 mg tablet.
SAFE
Nicotac 150 mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Nicotac 150 mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for NICOTAC

Ranitidine(150 mg)

Uses

Nicotac 150 mg tablet is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.

How it works

Nicotac 150 mg tablet lowers the acid production in the stomach.

Common side effects

Nausea, Liver enzyme increased, Abdominal pain, Allergic reaction, Bronchoconstriction (constriction of air passages), Chest pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Headache, Increased creatinine level in blood, Sudden decrease in blood pressure

SUBSTITUTES for NICOTAC

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  • ZINETAC 150 MG TABLET
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    Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 0.70/tablet
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    Rs. 20.97
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  • RANTAC 150 MG TABLET
    (30 tablets in strip)
    J B Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 0.72/tablet
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    Rs. 21.74
    pay 7% more per tablet
  • HISTAC EVT 150 MG TABLET
    (2 tablets in strip)
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    Rs. 1.93/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 3.86
    pay 186% more per tablet
  • ACILOC 150 MG TABLET
    (30 tablets in strip)
    Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 0.69/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 20.82
    pay 3% more per tablet
  • RANITIN 150 MG TABLET
    (30 tablets in strip)
    Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 0.62/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 18.48
    save 9% more per tablet

Top Physicians

  • Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
    MBBS
    4.9
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    MBBS, MD
    4.8
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    MBBS, MD
    4.7
  • Dr. R. R. Dutta
    MBBS, MD
    4.4
  • Dr. P. R. Aryan
    MBBS, Diploma
    4.3

Expert advice for NICOTAC

  • The Ranitidine can be taken with or without food.
  • Ranitidine is very effective in controlling stomach acid release in the midnight, so it is better to take Ranitidine before going to bed.
  • Take Ranitidine for the entire prescribed duration of the treatment, even if you begin to feel better
    If you are taking an antacid, take it 2 hours before or after the Ranitidine.
  • Avoid drinking soft drinks, citrus products like orange and lemon, which irritate the stomach.
  • Quit smoking or at least do not smoke after taking the medicine, as it tends to decrease the effect of Ranitidine by increasing the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking the Ranitidine, as it increases the blood alcohol level.
  • Some laboratory tests may be affected by Ranitidine. Notify your doctor that you are taking this medicine before you have any tests for skin allergies or tests to determine how much acid your stomach produces.
  • Patients with kidney disease may need to take a lower dose.

Frequently asked questions for NICOTAC

Ranitidine

Q.Is ranitidine safe?
Yes. Ranitidine (also available as rantac/ aciloc 150/ aciloc 300/ zantac) is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is ranitidine/rantac an antacid?
No. Ranitidine does not neutralize stomach acids

Q.Is ranitidine a PPI?
No. Ranitidine reduces acid production in the stomach and intestine by blocking H2 receptors and has no known inhibitory effect proton pumps. It is a H2 receptor antagonist, and not a proton pump inhibitor (PPI)

Q.Is ranitidine the same as omeprazole?
No. Ranitidine and omeprazole are two different drugs with similar uses but different mechanism of action. Ranitidine reduces acid production in the stomach and intestine by blocking H2 receptors; whereas, omeprazole blocks proton pumps to curb acid production

Q.Is ranitidine better than omeprazole?
Ranitidine and omeprazole are two different drugs with similar uses but different mechanism of action and so cannot be compared

Q.Is ranitidine over the counter?
No. Ranitidine is not an over the counter (OTC) drug. It belongs to a class of prescription drugs

Q.What is Rantac-D plus?
Rantac-D plus is a trade name for combination of active drugs ranitidine, omeprazole and domperidone. It is used to prevent excess acid production in the stomach and small intestine and to treat vomiting or urge to vomit (nausea) caused due to indigestion, diseases or drugs

Q.Is ranitidine gluten free?
Yes. Ranitidine is a synthetic drug and free from any protein source that can contain gluten. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use.

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Content on this page was last updated on 24 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)