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Brand name: Zantac

Zantac is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) ranitidine. On this page you will find out more about Zantac, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: ranitidine

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Zantac 150 mg film-coated tablet, 60

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

1. Short-term treatment of proven duodenal ulcer and gastric ulcer, including intravenous use for prophylaxis against recurrent haemorrhage. 2. Maintenance treatment to reduce the risk of relapse in duodenal ulcer. 3. Maintenance treatment for periods up to one year to reduce the risk of relapse in patients with documented healing of benign gastric ulcer. 4. Treatment of gastrinoma (Zollinger-Ellison syndrome). 5. Short-term symptomatic treatment of reflux oesophagitis unresponsive to conservative anti-reflux measures and simple drug therapies such as antacids. 6. Maintenance treatment to reduce the risk of relapse of reflux oesophagitis. 7. Treatment of scleroderma oesophagitis. The intravenous injection is indicated where oral treatment is inappropriate

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White, film-coated biconvex tablets, engraved on one side with "RAN 150" and plain on the other

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Dosage Form Tablet, film coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
2 tablets (starter pack): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
6 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
60 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
90 tablets (E): Not scheduled. Not considered by committee

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Store in a Dry Place
Life time 3 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 October 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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