Ranitas 40mg Injection

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Ranitas 40mg Injection is a medicine that reduces the amount of excess acid made by your stomach. It is used in people who are hospitalized to treat certain conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid.

Ranitas 40mg Injection is also used to treat ulcers (sores in the lining of the stomach or intestine) which did not get cured with other medications. It is generally administered by a doctor or a nurse. Do not self-administered this medicine at home. The dosage depends on what you are being treated for. Follow the advice of your doctor while taking the medicine. This medicine should relieve indigestion and heartburn within a few hours. You may only need to use it for a short time when you have symptoms. If you are getting the injection to prevent ulcers and other conditions you may need to take it for longer a period. You should keep using it regularly to prevent problems from happening in the future. You may be able to help improve your symptoms by eating smaller meals more often and avoiding spicy or fatty foods.

Most people do not experience any side effects while taking the medicine. However, the most common side effects include headache, constipation, feeling drowsy or tired, and diarrhea. These side effects are usually mild and will go away when you stop taking this medicine or as you adjust to it. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects bother you or do not go away.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver problems. Also tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. This medicine is usually considered safe to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding if it has been prescribed by a doctor. Avoid drinking alcohol as this can increase the amount of acid in your stomach, and make your symptoms worse.

Uses of Ranitas Injection

Benefits of Ranitas Injection

In Gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic condition which is like having heartburn consistently rather than just occasionally. It happens because a muscle above your stomach relaxes too much and allows stomach contents to come back up into your esophagus and mouth. Ranitas 40mg Injection reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes and relieves the pain associated with heartburn and acid reflux. You should take it exactly as it is prescribed for it to be effective.

Some simple lifestyle changes can help stop or reduce heartburn. Think about what foods trigger heartburn and try to avoid them; eat smaller, more frequent meals; try to lose weight if you are overweight and try to find ways to relax. Do not eat within 3 to 4 hours of going to bed.

In Peptic ulcer disease

Stomach ulcers are usually caused by using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or by bacteria called Helicobacter pylori. They both break down the stomach’s defense against the acid it produces to digest food. This damages the stomach and allows an ulcer to form. Ranitas 40mg Injection may be used to treat these ulcers. It reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes which prevents further damage to the ulcer as it heals naturally. You may be given other medicines depending on what caused the ulcer. It may also be prescribed to prevent stomach ulcers from forming by reducing the amount of acid.

Side effects of Ranitas Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ranitas

  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea

How to use Ranitas Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Ranitas Injection works

Ranitas 40mg Injection is a histamine H2 receptor antagonist. It works by reducing the acid produced in the stomach. This helps to relieve acid-related indigestion and heartburn.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Ranitas 40mg Injection.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ranitas 40mg Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ranitas 40mg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Ranitas 40mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Ranitas 40mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ranitas 40mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Ranitas 40mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ranitas 40mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • It is given as an injection into the veins under the supervision of the doctor.
  • If you are also taking other medications to treat acidity (e.g., antacid), take them 2 hours before or after taking Ranitas 40mg Injection.
  • Avoid taking soft drinks, citrus fruits like orange and lemon, which can irritate the stomach and increase acid secretion.
  • Inform your doctor if you do not feel better after taking Ranitas 40mg Injection for 2 weeks as you may be suffering from some other problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney disease as dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Aralkylamines Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Ranitas with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Evirenz, Estiva, Efamat
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Nevimune, Nevipan, Nevir
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Diadose, Abacus, Disorb
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Atazor
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Acid reflux and chest burn due to acidity
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
NEKSIUM 40mg once daily in empty stomach for 3 weeksSyrup SUCRAL 10 ml 30 minutes before meal twice daily for 3 weeks
Heartburn Mental disorder Depression Frequent persistent heartburn Gastroesophageal reflux disease Irritable bowel syndrome Indigestion Back flow of acid from stomach Difficulty in swallowing Inflammation of esophagus Excess acid secretion by stomach Intestinal or stomach ulcers
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
You need to be examined in clinic to reach a diagnosis and then appropriate medicine can be prescribed
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FAQs

Q. Is Ranitas 40mg Injection safe for long-term use?

There is limited data available on whether Ranitas 40mg Injection can be used for a long term or not, but it is a relatively safe medicine. You should take it for the duration advised by your doctor. Do not take over-the-counter Ranitas 40mg Injection for longer than 2 weeks unless advised by your doctor.

Q. Is Ranitas 40mg Injection effective?

Ranitas 40mg Injection would be effective only if used for the right indication in the dose and for the duration as advised by the doctor. In case you do not find any change in your condition while taking this medicine, please talk to your doctor. Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor.

Q. What are the dos and don’ts while taking Ranitas 40mg Injection?

Avoid taking aspirin and other painkillers used to treat arthritis, period pain or headache. These medicines may irritate the stomach and make your condition worse. Contact your doctor who may suggest other medicines. Avoid coffee, tea, cocoa and cola drinks because these contain ingredients that may irritate your stomach. Eat smaller, more frequent meals. Eat slowly and chew your food carefully. Try not to rush while having meals. You should stop or cut down on smoking.

Q. How long does it take for Ranitas 40mg Injection to start working?

Ranitas 40mg Injection starts working as fast as 15 minutes from when it is given. Its effect is seen to last all day or all night.

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References

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Chinubhai Centre, Off. Nehru Bridge, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380009. Gujarat. India.
Country of Origin: India

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