Zinetac (Ranitidine HCL)
What is Zinetac (Ranitidine HCL) used for?
Zinetac (Ranitidine HCL) is an oral histamine-2 blocker used to treat patients suffering from conditions caused by excess stomach acid production. It operates by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach to prevent it from moving back into the oesophagus or damaging the lining of the stomach. This makes it useful for treating conditions such as gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcers, or chronic indigestion. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Zinetac (Ranitidine HCL)?
Zinetac (Ranitidine HCL) should always be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet taken one to four times each day. Your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not change the form of the tablets by crushing or splitting them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine before beginning use to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Zinetac (Ranitidine HCL)?
Zinetac (Ranitidine HCL) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor as soon as you experience any serious or worrying symptoms including fever, flu symptoms, sensitive skin, easier bruising, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, difficulty breathing, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Zinetac (Ranitidine HCL) should not be administered to patients who have a history of blood disorders known as porphyrias. Also disclose if you have reduced kidney function as this condition may cause unexpected health problems during treatment.
Strictly use Zinetac (Ranitidine HCL) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Zinetac (Ranitidine HCL) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.