Skip to Content

UK Edition. Click here for US version.



PDF options:  View Fullscreen   Download PDF

PDF Transcript


Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using
this medicine because it contains important information
for you.
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet
or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet. See section 4.
• You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you
feel worse after 6 days.

this leaflet:
What this medicine is and what it is used for
What you need to know before you take this medicine
How to take this medicine
Possible side effects
How to store this medicine
Contents of the pack and other Information

1. What this medicine is and what it is used for
The active ingredient ranitidine belongs to a group of medicines
called ‘H2-blockers’. This medicine works by preventing your
stomach from producing too much acid. This medicine treats
indigestion and heartburn for up to 12 hours. One of the most
common causes of indigestion and heartburn is excess acid
in the stomach.

LLoyds Pharmacy
Ranitidine 75 mg
250 x 120 mm

2. What you need to know before
you take this medicine
Do not take these tablets without consulting your doctor
if you:
• are allergic to ranitidine or to any of the other ingredients of
this medicine (listed in section 6)
• are under 16 years
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking your medicine
if :
• you have difficulty swallowing
• you have a porphyria (too much of the pigment called
porphyrin which may discolour the urine)
• you have unintended weight loss
• you are middle-aged or older with new or recently
changed indigestion symptoms
• you have persistent stomach pain
• you have kidney or liver problems
• you are under regular medical supervision
• you have had a peptic ulcer
• you are elderly
• you have breathing problems
• you have a weak immune system
• you suffer from diabetes
Other medicines and Ranitidine
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have
recently taken or might take any other medicines.
In particular tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking
any of the following medicines:
• non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory (NSAID) medicines, for pain
and inflammation e.g. ibuprofen or aspirin
• lidocaine, a local anaesthetic

propranolol for heart problems
glipizide, for lowering blood glucose
diazepam, for worry or anxiety problems
phenytoin, for epilepsy
theophylline, for breathing problems (asthma)
warfarin, for preventing blood clotting
atazanavir or delaviridine, for treating HIV infection
triazolam or midazolam for insomnia
gefitnib, for lung cancer
ketoconazole, itraconazole or posaconazole, for fungal

This advice is even more important if you are elderly.
If you are not sure if any of the above applies to you, talk to
your doctor or pharmacist before taking Ranitidine.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
• If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be
pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor
for advice before taking this medicine.

3. How to take this medicine
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet
or as your doctor or pharmacist have told you. Check with
your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Adults (including elderly) and children 16 years of age
and older:
• Swallow one tablet whole with a drink of water as soon
as you have the symptoms.
• If symptoms persist for more than one hour, take another
tablet. Do not take more than two tablets in 24 hours.
• Do not use for more than 6 days.
• Do not buy a second packet of tablets without speaking to
your doctor or pharmacist.
• Do not take more than the recommended dose.



If you take more of this medicine than you should
• Contact your nearest hospital casualty (A&E) or your doctor

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although
not everybody gets them.
STOP TAKING this medicine and tell your doctor immediately
if you suffer from any of the following:
• Allergic reactions: These include developing an itchy rash,
swelling of the eyelids, face or lips (with or without a lumpy
skin rash elsewhere on the body), unexplained fever,
anaphylactic shock the symptoms of which may include
difficulty breathing, dizziness (especially on standing up)
and chest pain or tightness.
• Unexplained bruising or bleeding, sore throat, mouth ulcers,
fever, extreme paleness, weakness or exhaustion. These
can be signs of blood disorders such as anaemia, low white
blood cells, low platelet count, suppressed bone marrow or
reduction in agranulocytes (a type of white blood cell).
The following side effects may occur. Tell your doctor if you
get them:
Very Rare (affects less than 1 in 10,000 people)
• Confusion, depression or hallucinations
• Headache, dizziness or sudden, jerky movements
• Changes in heart rhythm
• Inflammation of your blood vessels
• Sudden inflammation of your pancreas (you may get severe
stomach pain) or diarrhoea
• Inflammation of your liver which may cause one or more of
the following: feeling or being sick, fever, itching, yellowing

Ranitidine 75 mg
250 x 120 mm

of the skin and eyes, dark coloured urine. This can cause
changes to your liver function tests
Hair loss, blurred vision
Aches and pains in your muscles and joints
Erythema multiforme (a severe form of rash with itchy pinkred blotches, which may blister)
Sudden inflammation of your kidneys
Swollen, tender or leaking breasts

Rare (affects up to 1 in 1,000 people)
• Skin rash
• Increase of serum creatine in the blood (kidney function
• Changes to liver function
Uncommon (affects less than 1 in 100 people)
• Stomach pain, constipation, feeling sick (nausea)
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or
nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow
Card Scheme at: By reporting
side effects you can help provide more information on the
safety of this medicine.

5. How to store this medicine
• Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
• Do not store above 25 0C. Store in the original package.
• Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is
stated on the carton (EXP.). The expiry date refers to the
last day of that month.
• Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away

medicines you no longer use. These measures will help
protect the environment.

6. Contents of the pack and other Information
• What Ranitidine 75mg Tablet contains:
• Each tablet contains 75mg of the active substance, ranitidine
• The other ingredients are: microcrystalline cellulose,
magnesium stearate, hypromellose and titanium dioxide
What Ranitidine 75mg Tablet looks like and contents of
the pack
• Tablets are white to almost white, circular, biconvex, film
coated tablets embossed with “BL” on one side and
“75” on the other side.
• Ranitidine tablets are available in packs of 6 and 12 tablets.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Name and address: Bristol Laboratories Ltd,
Unit 3, Canalside, Northbridge Road,
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire,
HP4 1EG, United Kingdom
0044 (0)1442 200922
0044 (0)1442 873717
Ranitidine 75mg Film-Coated tablets, PL 17907/0028
This leaflet was last revised in August 2016
To request a copy of this leaflet in Braille, large print or audio
then please contact the licence holder at the address
(or telephone, fax, email) above.
V12 02-08-2016 D0


• Do not give to children under 16 years of age.

+ Expand Transcript

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.