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Ranicom as tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Ranicom as tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
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Ranicom as tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR RANICOM AS

Clidinium(NA)

Uses

Clidinium is used in the treatment of abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome

How it works

Clidinium belongs to a class of medication call anticholinergics. It works by reducing the secretion of gastric acid  and by relieving cramps and spasms in the stomach and intestine.

Common side effects

Sleepiness, Weakness, Dizziness, Blurred vision, Dry mouth, Nausea, Nervousness
Chlordiazepoxide(NA)

Uses

Chlordiazepoxide is used in the treatment of short term anxiety and alcohol withdrawal

How it works

Chlordiazepoxide induce sleep and control seizures or fits by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Common side effects

Impaired concentration, Dizziness, Hiccup, Sleepiness, Vomiting, Weakness, Altered behaviour, Increase in temperature, Dry mouth, Nausea, Muscle coordination impaired, Irritability, Slurred speech, Loss of appetite, Memory impairement, Fatigue, Jaundice, Muscle weakness, Double vision, Altered libido, Itching, Diarrhoea, Irregular menstrual cycle, Speech disorder, Sedation, Drowsiness, Urinary retention, Drooling, Stomach upset, Constipation, Unsteadiness, Seizure
Dicyclomine(NA)

Uses

Dicyclomine is used in the treatment of abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome

How it works

Dicyclomine belongs to antispasmodic and anticholinergic (antimuscarinic) class of medicines that act by relieving the smooth muscle tightening (contraction) of the gastrointestinal tract via dual action: (i) by a specific action (anticholinergic), which reduces muscle contractions and (ii) by a direct effect on muscles of the stomach and intestine (musculotropic) leading to muscle relaxations, and decrease in contraction and pain.

Common side effects

Sleepiness, Vomiting, Weakness, Drowsiness, Headache, Dizziness, Blurred vision, Stomach pain, Dry mouth, Difficulty in urination, Flatulence, Constipation, Nausea, Nervousness, Loss of appetite, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Abdominal bloating
Ranitidine(2.5 mg)

Uses

Ranitidine is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers

How it works

Ranitidine lowers the acid production in the stomach.

Common side effects

Fatigue, Drowsiness, Headache, Dizziness, Nausea, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Muscle pain

SUBSTITUTES FOR RANICOM AS

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Expert advice FOR RANICOM AS

  • It should not be taken by patients who are allergic to clidinium.
  • Avoid becoming overheated in hot weather. Clidinium increases the risk of heat stroke because it decreases sweating.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as clidinium in combination with other medicines may cause drowsiness and blurring of vision. 

Frequently asked questions FOR RANICOM AS

Clidinium

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What is clidinium-chlordiazepoxide/clidinium CDP/clidinium bromide?
Clidinium and chlordiazepoxide is generally given in a combination. CDP stands for chlordiazepoxide. Clidinium bromide is a salt of clidinium which is used in the medication

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Is clidinium-chlordiazepoxide safe?
Clidinium-chlordiazepoxide is safe, if strictly used only as per doctor's instructions

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Is clidinium a controlled drug or a narcotic?
Clidinium is not a controlled drug or narcotic. However, it is always given in combination with chlordiazepoxide which is a controlled drug

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How does clidinium work?
Clidinium belongs to a class of medication call anticholinergics. It works by reducing the secretion of acids and relieving cramps and spasms in the stomach and intestine.

Chlordiazepoxide

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Does chlordiazepoxide work and what does chlordiazepoxide treat?
Chlordiazepoxide is used for the short-term (2-4 weeks only) treatment of severe anxiety, which may occur alone or in association with sleeping problems (insomnia) or personality/behavioral disorders. It may also be used to treat muscle spasms, and to relieve alcohol withdrawal symptoms

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Is chlordiazepoxide/chlordiazepoxide + clidinium a narcotic/controlled drug or substance?
Chlordiazepoxide is not a narcotic drug. Chlordiazepoxide is classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Schedule IV controlled substance. Any medicine which contains chlordiazepoxide alone or in combination with other drugs will be treated as a controlled substance and will require prescription for purchase

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Is chlordiazepoxide a benzodiazepine?
Chlordiazepoxide belongs to a group of medicines known as benzodiazepines

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Is chlordiazepoxide addictive?
Yes. Chlordiazepoxide is not recommended for long term use as it may increase the risk of dependence

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Is chlordiazepoxide the same as diazepam?
No. Chlordiazepoxide and diazepam are not the same; however, they both belong to the same class of drug known as benzodiazepines

Q.

Is chlordiazepoxide stronger than Xanax?
Xanax is a trade name for active drug alprazolam which belongs to the same group of medicines as chlordiazepoxide called benzodiazepines. Chlordiazepoxide used to treat anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, or muscle spasms. Xanax (alprazolam) is used to treat severe anxiety and severe anxiety associated with depression

Q.

Can I take ibuprofen with chlordiazepoxide?
Chlordiazepoxide has no known harmful interaction with ibuprofen. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

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Does chlordiazepoxide make you sleepy?
Yes, chlordiazepoxide may make you sleepy

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Does chlordiazepoxide cause weight gain/constipation?
Chlordiazepoxide is not known to cause weight gain/ constipation

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Does chlordiazepoxide get you high?
Chlordiazepoxide does have the risk of causing dependence on long term use due to the calming effects, which may be described by some as ‘getting high

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Does chlordiazepoxide expire?
Yes. Chlordiazepoxide drug has expiry date. Refer to the label instruction of the medicine for detailed information regarding expiry of the drug.

Dicyclomine

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Is Dicyclomine safe?
Dicyclomine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

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Is Dicyclomine gluten free?
Dicyclomine active drug does not contain gluten. Read the label instruction of the brands your doctor prescribes you, for gluten content

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Is Dicyclomine an over-the-counter medicine?
Dicyclomine is available over-the-counter. However, always consult your doctor before taking dicyclomine for your disease

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Does dicyclomine help nausea?
Dicyclomine is not known to relieve nausea. Nausea is a common side effect of dicyclomine.

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Does dicyclomine help constipation or trigger constipation?
Dicyclomine may cause constipation

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Is dicyclomine an opiate/steroid/antacid/NSAID/benzodiazepine?
Dicyclomine is not an opiate, steroid, or an antacid. It is neither a NSAID not a benzodiazepine

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Is dicyclomine a muscle relaxer?
Yes, dicyclomine is a smooth muscle relaxant. It has a direct effect on muscles of the stomach and intestine. It does not relax the skeletal/voluntary muscles

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Can I take dicyclomine for diarrhea?
Dicyclomine has no known effects in treating diarrhea

Q.

Can I take dicyclomine for menstrual cramps?
Dicyclomine mainly acts on the smooth muscles of the intestine. Hence, it is used to relieve cramps or spasms of the stomach and intestines (gut). It is not known whether it can be used for menstrual cramps

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Does dicyclomine cause constipation?
Dicyclomine may cause constipation

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Does dicyclomine make you drowsy?
Dicyclomine may cause drowsiness and make you feel sleepy

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Does dicyclomine cause hair loss?
Dicyclomine does not have hair loss as a known side-effect

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Can I take dicyclomine with Advil (ibuprofen)/ amoxicillin/ Pepto (bismuth subsalicylate)/ tramadol/ Vicodin (acetaminophen and hydrocodone)/ oxycodone/ Tylenol (paracetamol)?
There are no known serious drug interactions between dicyclomine and Advil (ibuprofen)/ amoxicillin/ Pepto (bismuth subsalicylate)/ Tramadol/ Vicodin (acetaminophen and hydrocodone)/ oxycodone/ Tylenol (paracetamol). Dicyclomine is often available in combination with pain killers like paracetamol Consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on dicyclomine.

Ranitidine

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Is ranitidine an antihistaminic drug?
Yes, ranitidine is an antihistaminic drug and it acts by blocking the action of a chemical messenger histamine (acts on H2 receptors) and hence decreasing the acid production in the stomach.

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Is ranitidine an antacid?
No, ranitidine is not an antacid as it does not neutralize the acids of the stomach rather it works by decreasing the production of the acid.

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Is ranitidine same as PPIs like omeprazole/ esomeprazole/ pantoprazole?
No, ranitidine and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) like omeprazole/ esomeprazole/ pantoprazole are two different class of drugs with similar uses but a different mechanism of action. PPIs act by blocking the proton pumps in the stomach, unlike ranitidine which blocks the action of histamine.

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

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Is ranitidine safe?
Yes. Ranitidine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the physician/ doctor.

Q.

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

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

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Can I take ranitidine for heartburn?
Yes, ranitidine can be used for preventing heartburn and acid indigestion and should preferably be taken 30-60 minutes before taking food.

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How long can I take ranitidine for?
Your doctor will prescribe the dose and will tell you, how long ranitidine can be taken. It is a safe drug and usually prescribed for 4-6 weeks for the healing of active gastric ulcers and 6-12 weeks for the treatment of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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Can I take ranitidine for the treatment of hives?
Ranitidine can be used along with antihistaminics like cetirizine for the treatment of hives as it narrows the blood vessels and can reduce the redness of the hives.

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Does ranitidine cause constipation?
Yes, ranitidine can cause constipation. It is one of the common side effects.

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Does ranitidine contain aluminum?
No, ranitidine itself does not contain aluminium.

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Does ranitidine expire?
Yes, ranitidine does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using nay medicine.

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Can I take ranitidine with prednisone?
Yes, ranitidine can be taken with prednisone. No drug-drug interactions have been seen.

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Can I take ranitidine with PPIs like pantoprazole/ omeprazole/ Esomeprazole?
Yes, ranitidine can be taken with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) like pantoprazole/ omeprazole/ Esomeprazole. No drug-drug interactions have been seen.

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Can I take ranitidine with doxycycline?
Yes, ranitidine can be taken with doxycyclin. No drug-drug interactions have been seen.

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Can I take ranitidine with azithromycin?
Yes, ranitidine can be taken with azithromycin. No drug-drug interactions have been seen.

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Can I take Ranitidine with metoprolol?
Yes, ranitidine can be taken with metoprolol. No drug-drug interactions have been seen.

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Can I take ranitidine with tramadol?
Yes, ranitidine can be taken with the tramadol. No drug-drug interactions have been seen.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)