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Often used for:
treating stomach ulcers, heartburn, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Ranitidine blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to:
This medicine is available in prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) forms.
May be given as a liquid injected into a muscle
May be given as a liquid into a vein by IV or injection
May be taken as a tablet or capsule by mouth
May be taken as a liquid by mouth
Not all patients who take ranitidine will experience these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.