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RANISPAS DV 40MG/150MG TABLET

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Composition FOR RANISPAS DV

Drotaverine(40 mg),Ranitidine(150 mg)

food interaction for RANISPAS DV

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pregnancy interaction for RANISPAS DV

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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR RANISPAS DV

Drotaverine(40 mg)

Uses

Drotaverine is used in abdominal pain and menstrual pain

How it works

Drotaverine is an antispasmodic. It increases the levels of chemical messengers that relieves the pain due to smooth muscle spasm or tightness.

Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Fainting, Dry mouth, Constipation
Ranitidine(150 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

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Expert advice FOR RANISPAS DV

  • Take drotaverine tablets 20 minutes before a meal to relieve or reduce post meal symptoms.
  • Consult your doctor before you start drotaverine if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
  • Stop taking drotaverine and consult a doctor, if experience severe allergic reactions.
  • Due to possible side effects such as dizziness and vertigo resulting from hypotension, you should avoid driving or using machines.

Frequently asked questions FOR RANISPAS DV

Drotaverine

Q.

What is drotaverine used for/ What does drotaverine treat?
Drotaverine is used to treat spasm of smooth muscles in organs such as stomach and heart. Drotaverine is mainly used to relieve painful spasms associated with chronic gastroduodenitis (inflammation of the stomach and the duodenum of the small intestine), gastric and duodenal ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome (disorder of the intestines that leads to cramps in the abdomen) and many more conditions of the stomach and intestine that are associated with painful spasm. It may also be used to relieve pain during menstruation (dysmenorrhea).

Ranitidine

Q.

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.

Q.

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.

Q.

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.

Q.

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).

Q.

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.

Q.

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 any 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 doxycycline. 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 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)