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Ranitidine Hydrochloride
• Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start taking this medicine.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or
your pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed only for you. Do
not pass it onto others. It may harm them, even if
their symptoms are the same as yours.
• If any of these side effects gets serious or if you
notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet please
tell your doctor or pharmacist.
• The name of your medicine is Ranitidine
150mg/300mg Tablets but will be referred to as
‘Ranitidine Tablets’ throughout the remainder of
this leaflet.
In this leaflet:
1. What Ranitidine Tablets are and what they are used
2. Before you take Ranitidine Tablets
3. How to take Ranitidine Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Ranitidine Tablets
6. Further information
Ranitidine belongs to a group of medicines called H2
antagonists, which reduce the amount of acid in your
For adults (including the elderly) Ranitidine is used to:
• heal and stop ulcers in the stomach, or the part of
the gut it empties into (the duodenum)
• stop stomach ulcers when they are a side effect of
some medicines
• stop ulcers from bleeding
• improve problems caused by acid in the food pipe
(oesophagus) or too much acid in the stomach.
Both of these can cause pain or discomfort
sometimes known as ‘indigestion’, ‘dyspepsia’ or
• stop acid coming up from the stomach while under
anaesthetic during an operation.
For children (3 to 18 years) Ranitidine is used to:
• heal ulcers in the stomach, of the part of the gut it
empties into (the duodenum)
• heal and stop problems caused by acid in the food
pipe (oesophagus) or too much acid in the stomach.
Both of these can cause pain or discomfort
sometimes known as ‘indigestion’, ‘dyspepsia’ or

Do not take this medicine and speak to your doctor
if you have ever had an allergic reaction to:
• ranitidine
• anything else in these tablets (listed in Further
Information on the back page).
An allergic reaction can include a rash, itching or
shortness of breath.
Take special care with this medicine. Talk to your
doctor before taking if:
• you have kidney problems
• you have a rare illness called porphyria
• you have been told that you have a “gastric ulcer”
• you are elderly and/or are taking non-steroidal antiinflammatories (NSAIDs) e.g. indometacin, aspirin
• you have breathing or heart problems
• you have weak immune system
• you suffer from diabetes
You should see your doctor regularly especially if you
are taking Ranitidine tablets as well as medicine for
arthritis. This is particularly important in the elderly or
those with a history of ulcers.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking
or have recently taken any other medicines, including
medicines obtained without a prescription.
Pregnancy and Breast-feeding
If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or
are breast-feeding, talk to your doctor before taking
this medicine.
Driving and using machines
Ranitidine Tablets may cause dizziness. You should
not drive or operate machinery if you experience this
effect. Talk to your doctor if this effect becomes worse.
• Take this medicine as your doctor or pharmacist
has told you. Look on the label and ask your doctor
or pharmacist if you are not sure.
• Take this medicine by mouth only.
Adults (including the elderly) and adolescents (12
years and over)
For stomach or duodenal ulcers, adults usually take
150mg twice a day in the morning and evening or
300mg at bedtime.
The doctor may change the dose.
You will normally have to take this medicine for
between four and eight weeks depending on how
quickly your condition clears up. For inflammation of
the gullet (oesophagitis) you may need to take this
medicine for 12 weeks.

It is important that you keep taking the medicine until
you finish the full course of treatment prescribed.
Even when you feel better, your doctor may decide to
continue your treatment with Ranitidine Tablets in
order to prevent the pain and discomfort returning.
Depending on the condition you are being treated for,
the usual dosage may be 150mg or 300mg once daily
or 150mg twice daily.
Children over 30 kg of weight and from 3 to 11 years:
Your doctor will work out the right dose for you based
on your child’s weight.
Treatment of stomach or duodenal (small intestine)
The usual dose is 2 mg for each kg of body weight,
twice a day for four weeks. This dose may be
increased to 4 mg for each kg, twice a day. Take each
dose about 12 hours apart. The duration of treatment
may be increased to 8 weeks.
Treatment of heartburn due to too much acid:
The usual dose is 2.5 mg for each kg of body weight,
twice a day for two weeks. This dose may be increased
to 5 mg for each kg, twice a day. Take each dose about
12 hours apart.
If you take more Ranitidine Tablets than you should
Taking more than it says on the label is unlikely to be
dangerous, unless many tablets are taken at once. In
that case, phone your doctor or go to your nearest
accident and emergency department straight away.
If you forget to take this medicine:
Take another dose as soon as you remember. Then go
on as before. Do not take a double dose to make up
for a forgotten dose.
Like all medicines, Ranitidine Tablets can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
The side effects below may sometimes happen.
If you have an allergic reaction to this medicine see
a doctor immediately.
An allergic reaction may include:
• any kind of skin rash occasionally severe (red
spots/purple spots or rash), itching or "hives", flaking
skin, boils or sore lips, swelling (of the face, eyelids,
lips, mouth or tongue), fever.
• sudden wheezing, fluttering or tightness of the chest,
chest pain, feeling faint especially when standing up
or collapse.
If you get any of the following side effects, stop
taking this medicine and see your doctor as soon
as possible:
• feeling sick, loss of appetite with or without jaundice
(yellow colour of skin and white of eyes) as this may
be due to hepatitis (inflammation/ infection of the
• unusual tiredness, shortness of breath, bruising
more easily, continual sore throat or fever or other
signs of infection – this could be a sign of blood
• slow or irregular heartbeats
• severe stomach pain rarely caused by an inflamed
pancreas or a change in the type of stomach pain

• feeling confused
• hallucinations (seeing, feeling or hearing
things that are not there)
• feelings of depression
• loss of appetite.
Tell your doctor if you get any of these
side effects:
• headache or dizziness
• tiredness
• pains in muscles or joints
• if you are a man, breast tenderness
and/or breast enlargement.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice
any side effects not mentioned in this leaflet, please tell
your doctor or pharmacist.
If you have taken all the medicine and still feel unwell,
or if you have not taken all the medicine but feel worse,
tell your doctor.
• Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
• Store below 25°C in a dry place.
• Do not use after the expiry date. The expiry date
refers to the last day of that month.
• If it is out of date or you no longer want it, take it back
to the pharmacy.
• Do not use Ranitidine Tablets if you notice anything
wrong with the medicine. Talk to your pharmacist.
• Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
Pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer
required. These measures will help to protect the
What Ranitidine Tablets contain:
Each Ranitidine 150mg Tablet contains the active
ingredient ranitidine hydrochloride, equivalent to
ranitidine 150mg.
Each Ranitidine 300mg Tablet contains the active
ingredient ranitidine hydrochloride, equivalent to
ranitidine 300mg.
The other ingredients are Croscarmellose sodium,
Magnesium stearate, Microcrystalline cellulose,
Hydroxymethylcellulose, Titanium dioxide, Talc,
Polyethylene glycol 6000 and Polymethylmethacrylic
acid copolymer.
What Ranitidine Tablets look like and contents of
the pack:
Ranitidine 150mg Tablets are round white to yellow film
coated tablets. They are available in aluminium foil
blister packs of 60 tablets.
Ranitidine 300mg Tablets are oblong white to yellow
film coated tablets. They are available in aluminium foil
blister packs of 30 tablets.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer:
Goldshield Pharmaceuticals Ltd.,
NLA Tower, 12-16 Addiscombe Road,
Croydon, Surrey, CR0 0XT, UK.
This leaflet was last revised in September 2009.

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