Ranitidine Impurities

Ranitidine is a medication that reduces the amount of acid produced by your stomach.

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Ranitidine Related Compound

It was used to treat indigestion, heartburn and acid reflux, gastro-oesophageal reflux disorder (GORD – when you have acid reflux all the time), and to prevent and cure stomach ulcers.

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FAQ

What drug classification is ranitidine?

Ranitidine belongs to the H2 blocker class of medicines.

How does ranitidine reduce stomach acid?

Ranitidine lowers gastric acid output in the stomach by reducing histamine’s impact on histamine H2 receptors found on the parietal cells lining the stomach wall. Histamine is the chemical transmitter that causes parietal cells to secrete stomach acid.

Why is ranitidine used before surgery?

Ranitidine reduces stomach acid output and may reduce gastric volume. It has no effect on the pH of any gastric contents that may already be present in the stomach, therefore it must be administered sometime before general anesthesia to be fully effective.