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    Information about Roxatidine

    Roxatidine uses

    Roxatidine is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn and stomach ulcers.

    How roxatidine works

    Roxatidine is an H2 blocker. It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid-related indigestion and heartburn.

    Common side effects of roxatidine

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

    Available Medicine for Roxatidine

    • ₹40 to ₹200
      Sanofi India Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹40
      Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹45 to ₹74
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Roxatidine

    • Roxatidine is a well tolerated and safe medicine with a very low incidence of side effects.
    • Take Roxatidine before going to bed if you are taking this medicine once a day as it is very effective in controlling stomach acid released in the midnight.
    • If you are also taking an antacid, take it two hours before or after taking Roxatidine.
    • 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 Roxatidine for two weeks or 14 days as you may be suffering from some other problems.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver disease. Dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.

    Content on this page was last updated on 27 March, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)