Almus Ranitidine 75mg 12 Tablets are used to bring 12 hours relief from heartburn, indigestion, acid indigestion and hyperacidity.
For oral use by adults(including the elderly) and children over 16 years.
Swallow 1 tablet with water as soon as symptoms occur. If symptoms persist for more than one hour take another tablet.
Maximum Dose: 2 tablets in an 24 hour period.
Before taking Almus Ranitidine Tablets: Get your pharmacist or doctor's advice before taking if:
You are allergic to any of the ingredients
You have difficulty swallowing
You are pregnant, trying to become pregant or breast feeding
You suffer from a rare condition called porphyria
You have persistent stomach pains
You have unintended weight loss
You are middle aged or older with new of recently changed indigestion symptoms
You are taking any medicine, including 'pain killers' of the class known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as asprin or ibuprofen) regularly - this advice is even more important if you are elderly
Important Warning: If after 6 days you still have symptoms, you should not keep treating yourself with these tablets without taking the advice of a pharmacist or doctor. You may have another medical condition that needs different treatment.
If your symptoms get worse or are no better consult your doctor.
If you have taken too many tablets, you must obtain immediate assistance from your doctor or hospital casualty department.
Possible Side-Effects: As with all medicines some people may be allergic to this medicine but this is very rare. The usual allergic reaction is a skin rash or sometimes swelling of the eyelids, face or lips. Some people have noticed sudden wheeziness, pain or tightness of the chest or have felt faint, feverish, or collapsed. In this case stop taking the tablets and tell your doctor immediately.
Headaches, dizziness, hallucinations, depression and confusion have been reported rarely. In addition there have been rare reports of uncontrolled movements - this effect is usually reversible and should get better once you stop taking the medicine. Even more rarely the following reactions have been reported:
Aches and pains in muscles and joints
Inflammation of the liver (with or without yellowing of the skin)
Pancreatitis (stomach pain)
Slow or irregular heart beat
Inflammation of blood vessels (vasculitis)
Hair loss (alopecia)
In men, breast tenderness and/or breast enlargement, interference with sexual function (impotence) have been reported very rarely. This is normally reversible and should get better once you stop taking the medicine.
The results of laboratory tests on your liver may be altered. Tests sometimes show upsets to blood counts only very rarely causing unusual tiredness, shortness of breath or a tendency to bruise or get infection.
If you feel unwell or have any unusual symptoms you do not understand, stop taking the tablets and tell your doctor or pharmacist.
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