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Brand name: Ranitidine (Terry White Chemists) TM

Active ingredients: ranitidine

What it is used for

DUODENAL ULCER: Short-term treatment of proven duodenal ulcer, maintenance treatment to reduce the risk of relapse in duodenal ulcer. GASTRIC ULCER: Short-term treatment of proven gastric ulcer, maintenance treatment for periods up to one year to reduce the risk of relapse in patients with documented healing of benign gastric ulcer. REFLUX OESOPHAGITIS: Short-term symptomatic treatment of reflux oesophagitis unresponsive to conservative antireflux measures and simple drug therapies such as antacids. Maintenance treatment to reduce risk of relapse of reflux oesophagitis. SCLERODERMA OESOPHAGITIS: Treatment of scleroderma oesophagitis. ZOLLINGER-ELLISON SYNDROME: Treatment of gastrinoma (Zollinger-Ellison syndrome).

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White to off white, capsule-shaped, biconvex film-coated tablets. Scored on one side and engraved "RAN 300" on the other side.

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Food interactions

For the active ingredient ranitidine

  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Avoid excessive quantities of coffee or tea (Caffeine).
  • Avoid milk, calcium containing dairy products, iron, antacids, or aluminum salts 2 hours before or 6 hours after using antacids while on this medication.
  • Take without regard to meals.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on March 1, 2019. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Over 65?

This medicine contains the active ingredients:

If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient ranitidine

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Download leaflet

For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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