| Ranitidine Hydrochloride
What is Zinetac?
Zinetac containing the active ingredient ranitidine is considered an H2 receptor antagonist type of medication. The medication works by reducing the amount of acid being produced by the stomach. It can be used to treat conditions where the stomach produces excessive amounts of acid such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and a condition caused by a backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus causing heartburn called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Some people may also use the tablets to treat stomach ulcers and ulcers to the upper part of the intestine.
How is Zinetac used?
Zinetac is usually taken orally 1 to 4 times per day unless otherwise directed by a doctor. The tablets can be taken with or without food but should be swallowed with a glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and timeframe of treatment as it will depend on the condition being treated and the patientís response to the therapy. The tablets should be swallowed whole and not broken, crushed or chewed prior to consumption.
Patients using Zinetac may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Decreased sex drive or performance
- Stomach pain
- Vision problems
- Mental or mood changes
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Zinetac is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.