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RANITIDINE 75MG FILM COATED TABLETS
Active substance(s): RANITIDINE HYDROCHLORIDE
not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
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: http://www.mhra.gov-.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side affects you can help provide more information on the
safety of this medicine
5. HOW TO STORE RANITIDINE 75 MG FILM-COATED TABLETS
Do not store above 25˚C. Store in the original package
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use after the expiry date stated on the carton and blister foil.
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 protect the environment.
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION
What Ranitidine 75mg film-coated tablets contain
The active substance is Ranitidine Hydrochloride 84 mg (equivalent to
Ranitidine 75 mg).
The other ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate,
hypromellose and titanium dioxide (E171).
What Ranitidine 75mg film-coated tablets look like and contents of
Ranitidine 75mg film-coated tablets are white, round and film coated with
a “K” logo on one side and 75 on the other.
Ranitidine 75mg film-coated tablets come in blisters of 6 and 12 tablets.
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Ranitidine 75 mg film-coated tablets
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine
because it contains important information for you.
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor
has told you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
• 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.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What Ranitidine 75 mg film-coated tablets are and what they are used for
2. What you need to know before you take Ranitidine 75 mg film-coated tablets
3. How to take Ranitidine 75 mg film-coated tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Ranitidine 75 mg film-coated tablets
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. WHAT RANITIDINE 75 MG FILM-COATED TABLETS ARE AND
WHAT THEY ARE USED FOR
Ranitidine 75 mg film-coated tablets are used to treat indigestion and
heartburn for up to 12 hours in adults and children 16 years and over. The
stomach produces acid which helps to digest food. Sometimes your stomach
produces too much acid which can cause indigestion and heartburn.
The active ingredient is ranitidine hydrochloride which is a medicine called an
H2 blocker. It works by preventing your stomach from producing too much acid.
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TAKE RANITIDINE
75 MG FILM-COATED TABLETS
Do not take Ranitidine 75 mg film-coated tablets:
• If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to ranitidine or any of the other
ingredients of Ranitidine tablets. See section 6 for ingredients.
• If you are under 16 years of age.
This package leaflet was last revised in March 2017.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer:
Warwick House, Plane Tree Crescent,
Feltham, TW13 7HF, UK
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor before taking these tablets:
• If you have difficulty swallowing
• If you have liver or kidney problems
• If you have porphyria (too much of the pigment called porphyrin which
may discolour the urine)
• If you have unintended weight loss
• If you are middle-aged or older with new or recently changed indigestion
• If you have persistent stomach pain
• If you have had a peptic ulcer
• If you are under regular medical supervision
• If you are elderly
• If you have breathing problems
• If you have a weak immune system
• If you suffer from diabetes
Other medicines and Ranitidine 75mg film-coated tablets
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any
other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription
particularly medicines to prevent blood clotting, such as warfarin,
medicines for insomnia (e.g. triazolam, midazolam), medicines for lowering
blood glucose (e.g. glipizide), medicines for fungal infections (e.g.
ketoconazole, itraconazole, posaconazole), medicines for treating HIV
infection (e.g. atazanavir, delavirdine), medicines for lung cancer (e.g.
gefitnib) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory painkillers (e.g. aspirin or
ibuprofen). This advice is even more important if you are elderly.
Taking Ranitidine 75mg film-coated tablets with food and drink
Ranitidine 75mg film-coated tablets may be taken before or after meals, as
soon as you have symptoms.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding:
Talk to your doctor before taking Ranitidine 75mg film-coated tablets if you
are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or are breast feeding.
Driving and using machines:
Ranitidine 75mg film-coated tablets have no known effects on the ability to
drive or operate machinery. However, dizziness may occur as a side effect
of this medicine.
3. HOW TO TAKE RANITIDINE 75 MG FILM-COATED TABLETS
Adults (including the elderly) and children 16 years of age and over:
Swallow one tablet whole with a drink of water as soon as you have symptoms.
If symptoms continue for more than one hour, take another tablet.
• Do not take more than 2 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
• Do not take more than the recommended dose.
If you take more Ranitidine 75mg film-coated tablets than you should
Contact your doctor or casualty department
If you forget to take Ranitidine 75mg film-coated tablets
Do not take a double dose to make up for forgotten tablet. Take your next
tablet at the normal time.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product ask your doctor
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Ranitidine 75mg film-coated tablets can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
Serious Allergic Reactions
If you experience any of these reactions, stop taking the medicine and seek
medical help immediately:
• Hives on the skin
• Swelling of your face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body
• Chest pain, shortness of breath, wheezing or having trouble breathing
• Unexplained fever, dizziness especially when standing up
Other Serious Side Effects
• Kidney problems, which can lead to back pain, fever, pain when
passing urine, blood in the urine and changes in blood tests.
• Hepatitis (swollen liver). This can lead to feeling sick or being sick, loss
of appetite or generally feeling unwell, itching, fever, yellowing of the
skin and eyes or dark coloured urine.
• Pancreatitis, which can lead to severe abdominal pain, nausea and
• Slow or irregular heartbeat.
• Blood count changes, which could cause you to have an increased risk
of infection, or have a tendency to bruise or bleed more easily.
• Skin reaction (erythema multiforme)
If you experience any of the above side effects tell your doctor
IMMEDIATELY or go to a casualty department at your nearest hospital.
Other Possible side effects:
Uncommon side effects (experienced by between 1 in 100 and 1 in 1000
• Abdominal pain, constipation, nausea
Rare side effects (experienced by between 1 in 1000 and 1 in 10000 patients)
• Liver enzyme increases which may have an effect on some medical tests
• Rise in plasma creatinine which may show up in kidney function tests
• Skin rash
Very rare side effects (experienced by less than 1 in 10,000 patients)
• Feeling confused, seeing or hearing unexplained things (hallucinations)
• Headache, dizziness or blurred vision
• Inflammation of your blood vessels (known as ‘vasculitis). Sign of this
can include a rash, swollen joints or kidney problems
• Unexplained hair loss
• Aches and painful in your muscles and joints
• Difficulty controlling muscles
• Swollen, tender or leaking breasts
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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