Ranitidine

Reduces gastric acid secretion

Indication:
Reduces gastric acid secretion

Formulations:
Tablets 150mg, 300mg
Dispersible tabs 150mg
Syrup 15mg/ml
Injection 50mg/2ml

Dose:
Oral <6 months 1- 3mg/kg tds
6 months – 8 years 2-4mg/kg either bd or tds (max total daily dose 300mg)
>8 yrs 150mg bd

Side-effects:
Headache, rash, altered bowel habits and LFT changes.

Interactions:
None

Notes:
Liquid contains very tiny amounts of alcohol

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Drug therapy of gastro-oesphageal reflux

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