Rantac OD 300mg Tablet

Medically reviewed by Dr. Swaroop Choudhari | Written By Sonu Kumar Rao

Last updated on: November 02, 2020 10:15 am

Rantac OD 300mg Tablet

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Uses of Rantac OD 300mg Tablet.

Rantac OD 300mg Tablet is used to treat Gastric Ulcer, Heartburn, Indigestion, Gastroesophagal Reflux Disease (digestive disorder). Rantac OD 300mg Tablet is also used for the treatment of upper gastrointestinal bleeding, to prevent ulcers, and to treat irritation or swelling of esophagus (the tube that runs from the throat to stomach).

How Rantac OD 300mg Tablet works.

Rantac OD 300mg Tablet is known as an H2 histamine blocker. Rantac OD 300mg Tablet works by reducing the amount of acid in your stomach.

Side Effects of Rantac OD 300mg Tablet.

The most common side effects of Rantac OD 300mg Tablet are Headache, Confusion, Constipation, Abdominal pain, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Hair loss. These side effects can usually occur in patients. However, these are only indicative and not all patients will experience them.

Precautions while Taking Rantac OD 300mg Tablet.

Do not consume Rantac OD 300mg Tablet if you are allergic to Ranitidine. Take Rantac OD 300mg Tablet 30-60 minutes before eating food. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Rantac OD 300mg Tablet.

Dosage of Rantac OD 300mg Tablet.

The dosage of Rantac OD 300mg Tablet depends on many factors such as the user’s age, health and many other conditions, please take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Rantac OD 300mg Tablet should be used with caution in children.

Overdose of Rantac OD 300mg Tablet.

If you forget to take a dose of Rantac OD 300mg Tablet, do not take two doses at the same time, there is a risk of overdose. Symptoms of overdose with Rantac OD 300mg Tablet are drowsiness, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Immediately contact your doctor if an overdose with Rantac OD 300mg Tablet is suspected.

Onset of Action Rantac OD 300mg Tablet

It takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour to show the effect of the medicine.

Duration of Action Rantac OD 300mg Tablet

Effect of medication lasts for an average of 4-6 hours.

Precautions & Warnings

Alcohol

Information is not available right now; please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

Not recommended for pregnant women. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breastfeeding

Not recommended for breastfeeding women. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Driving

This medicine usually causes no problems in your driving.

Kidney

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Liver

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Frequently Asked Questions About Rantac OD 300mg Tablet

Q.1) Can I buy Rantac OD 300mg Tablet without a prescription? Ans. No, You need a valid prescription to buy this medicine. Q.2) What are the usages of Rantac OD 300mg Tablet? Ans. Rantac OD 300mg Tablet used to treat Gastric Ulcer, Heartburn, Indigestion, Gastroesophagal Reflux Disease (digestive disorder). It is also used to treat Erosive Esophagitis (irritation or swelling of esophagus - tube that runs from throat to stomach). Q.3) How does Rantac OD 300mg Tablet work? Ans. Rantac OD 300mg Tablet works by reducing the amount of acid produced by stomach. Q.4) What are the side effects of Rantac OD 300mg Tablet? Ans. The common side effects of Rantac OD 300mg Tablet are Headache, Confusion, Constipation, Diarrhea, Dizziness. Q.5) Is Rantac OD 300mg Tablet banned in India? Ans. Rantac OD 300mg Tablet is not banned in India, but you need a valid prescription to buy this medicine. Q.6) Is Rantac OD 300mg Tablet safe to use? Ans. Rantac OD 300mg Tablet is safe to use if you are not allergic to Ranitidine and do not have Porphyria disease (Porphyria is a group of disorders caused by an over-accumulation of porphyrin which helps haemoglobin, the protein that carries oxygen in the blood). To avoid adverse reaction, consult your doctor if you are already taking other medicines. Pregnant and lactating women, consult your doctor before taking this medicine. Q.7) How to use Rantac OD 300mg Tablet ? Ans. Take Rantac OD 300mg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor, you can take this medicine with or without food. Q.8) Can I consume alcohol while taking Rantac OD 300mg Tablet? Ans. Please avoid drinking alcohol while taking Rantac OD 300mg Tablet. Heavy drinking alcohol may increase the risk of side effects. Q.9) How long does the effect of Rantac OD 300mg Tablet last? Ans. Effect of Rantac OD 300mg Tablet lasts for an average of 4-6 hours.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.

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Interaction

Drug :- antacids, sucralfate: Possibly decreased absorption of famotidine.

bone marrow depressants: Increased risk of blood dyscrasias.

itraconazole, ketoconazole: Possibly decreased absorption of these drugs.

Activity :- alcohol use: Possibly increased blood alcohol level.

About Reviewer

Dr. Swaroop Y Choudhari is an MBBS, MD in General Medicine. The doctor holds an experience of 8 years, and has extensive knowledge in his respective field of medicine.

About Author

Sonu Kumar is a registered pharmacist with Bihar State Pharmacy Council with over 6 months experience. He is a medicine content contributor at Zotezo.

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