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Zantac Syrup (Ranitidine Hydrochloride)and/or alternatives
General Information On Zantac Syrup
Zantac Syrup is used to treat and prevent relapse of ulcers in the stomach and intestines caused by excess acid in the stomach. It is also used to treat hypersecretory conditions such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Ranitidine, the main active ingredient in Zantac Syrup, is a h2 receptor blocker. It blocks the action of Histamine which leads to reduced production of acid in the stomach. This action of the drug helps in healing ulcers caused by excess acid and reduces irritation of the esophagus.
You may buy Zantac Syrup online as it is also available without a prescription. However, the medication should not be used for more than two weeks if you are buying it without consulting your doctor.
Side effects of Zantac Syrup
You should not buy Zantac Syrup if you are hypersensitive to any ingredient in it. The drug may not be the right medicine for people with medical problems such as kidney problems, immune system problems, liver problems, stomach problems (such as tumors) or lung disease (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma).
Before starting the treatment, inform the doctor if you have: pain spreading to the neck/arms/shoulders, jaw/shoulder pain (especially with breathing trouble), dizziness/lightheadedness/sweating, or unexplained weight loss.
Zantac Syrup may cause mild to severe side effects or allergic reactions in some people. Less serious side effects are: dizziness, diarrhea, constipation, and headache. These side effects wane as your body gets used to the medication.
Severe side effects that must be reported to the doctor immediately are: blurred vision, severe abdominal/stomach pain, enlarged breasts, mood changes (confusion, hallucinations, agitation, depression) easy bruising/bleeding, slow/fast/irregular heartbeat, severe tiredness, dark urine, signs of infection (persistent sore throat, fever, cough), or yellowing of the skin/eyes.
Allergic reactions associated with use of Zantac Syrup are: rashes, severe dizziness, swelling/itching of the throat/tongue/face, or trouble breathing. Stop using the medication and consult your doctor immediately if you notice or experience any allergic reaction after using Zantac Syrup.
Zantac Syrup is listed as a category B pregnancy drug. Therefore pregnant women, nursing mothers and women planning to get pregnant should talk to their doctor and learn about the risks and benefits of using the drug. They should buy Zantac Syrup only if the benefits of using the drug clearly outweigh the risks.
Dosage of Zantac Syrup
The dosage of Zantac Syrup depends on the medical condition being treated. The recommended Zantac Syrup dose to treat active duodenal ulcers is 10 mL (equivalent to 2 teaspoons) twice daily. The maintenance dose recommended for healing duodenal ulcers is 10mL at bedtime.
The recommended dose to treat Zollinger-Ellison syndrome is 10mL 2 times daily. Some patients may require frequent doses. In these circumstances, the dosage may also be adjusted as per individual needs. You can take the medication with or without food.
Zantac Syrup may potentially interact with other medicines you are using and cause side effects. Before you buy Zantac Syrup, inform the doctor if you are using medicines such as NSAIDs, medicines containing Aspirin, Phenytoin, Metoprolol, Dasatinib, Atazanavir, Triazolam, Delavirdine, Glipizide, Gefitinib, Raltegravir, and specific azole antifungals such as Ketoconazole.
To reduce the risk of drug interactions, inform the doctor about the prescription medications, over the counter drugs, and herbal supplements you are using before starting treatment.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.