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Ranitidine Bismuth Citrate - Oral - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I take this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I take this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 

Why do I need this medicine?

Ranitidine Bismuth Citrate is used together with other medicines to treat conditions caused by excessive acidity in your stomach such as ulcers in the stomach or duodenum (upper portion of the small intestine).

This medicine treats these conditions by reducing the amount of acid your stomach makes.

How do I take this medicine?

Take Ranitidine Bismuth Citrate exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

Take this medicine with food or immediately after a meal. Swallow the tablet whole. Do not divide, chew or crush the tablet.

You may need to take this medicine for some time before the full benefits can be felt. It must be taken regularly for it to be effective.

What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.

When should I not use this medicine?

Alert your doctor if you have moderate to severe kidney disease or a history of porphyria (an inherited disorder that may cause skin or nerve problems) as Ranitidine Bismuth Citrate may not be suitable for you.

What should I take note of while taking this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have kidney disease.

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

What side effects could I experience?

Ranitidine Bismuth Citrate may cause any of the following side effects: headache, blackening of the tongue or stool, stomach pain or discomfort and skin itch or rashes.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I take this with other medicines?

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:

- antibiotics e.g. clarithromycin
- blood-thinning medicines e.g. aspirin

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Ranitidine Bismuth Citrate - Oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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