Roxatidine is used to treat gastritis (irritation and swelling of the inner lining of the gut), gastroesophageal reflux disease (irritation and swelling of the lining of the esophagus as a result of reflux of acids from stomach to esophagus causing heartburn) and ulcers in the gut (peptic ulcer).
How it works
Roxatidine belongs to a class of drugs called as H2 (histamine) receptor antagonists. It acts by reducing gastric acid secretion in the stomach by blocking a chemical known as histamine.
Common side effects
Allergic skin rash, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Headache
- 2 variant(s)
- Exercise caution while using roxatidine as it may mask the symptoms of gastric malignancy.
- Always keep a gap of 2 hours between antacids (if required) and roxatidine, as the absorption of roxatidine is reduced by antacids.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding or planning to become pregnant.
- Do not take if Patients is allergic to roxatidine or any of its ingredients.