Acid is produced in the stomach which is used to digest food. There are times where the stomach produces more acid than needed which therefore can cause indigestion and/or heartburn.
Ranitidine, which is known as a H2 blocker, works by stopping the stomach from producing too much acid. it reduces the symptoms of acid reflux, they are sometimes known as gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).
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Take caution whilst using this medicine if you:
Make your doctor or pharmacist aware if you are taking or have taken any other medicines, even if they have been purchased without prescription. Do not take this medicine without consulting your doctor if you take medicines to treat conditions such as:
Adults, the elderly and children over the age of 16 should swallow a single tablet with some water as soon as you feel symptoms coming on. If the tablet does not combat the symptoms in 1 hour, take one (1) more.
Children under the age of 16 are strongly recommended not to take this medicine.
Do not take more than 2 tablets in 24 hours. If you exceed the dosage, contact your doctor or the nearest hospital immediately.
If you miss your dose, carry on taking as normal. Do not double dose to make up for lost medicine.
Stop taking this medicine if you experience any of the following allergic reactions:
It is recommended that you speak to your doctor or another healthcare professional before purchasing this medicine if you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding.
It is also suggested that you do the same if you are trying to become pregnant, as some of the ingredients in this medicine has been known to affect fertility.
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