Ranitidine (Zantac )

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What is the Generic Name for Zantac?


What is the Trade Name for Ranitidine?


What are the Indications of Ranitidine (Zantac )?

  • Duodenal ulcers, GERD
  • Heartburn
  • Esophagitis
  • GI bleed

What are the Actions of Ranitidine (Zantac )?

Inhibits action of histamine in gastric parietal cells, decreases gastric acid secretion

What is the Therapeutic Class of Ranitidine (Zantac )?

Antiulcer agents

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Ranitidine (Zantac )?

Histamine H2 antagonists

What are the Nursing Considerations of Ranitidine (Zantac )?

  • May cause arrhythmias, agranulocytosis, aplastic anemia, confusion
  • Assess abdominal pain
  • Monitor for blood in stool
  • Monitor CBC

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