What Are You Struggling With?

Ranitidine (Zantac )

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

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Date Published - Sep 7, 2015
Date Modified - Jun 21, 2019

Jon Haws RN

Written by Jon Haws RN

Jon Haws RN began his nursing career at a Level I Trauma ICU in DFW working as a code team nurse, charge nurse, and preceptor. Frustrated with the nursing education process, Jon started NRSNG in 2014 with a desire to provide tools and confidence to nursing students around the globe. When he's not busting out content for NRSNG, Jon enjoys spending time with his two kids and wife.