Zantac 75 Relief tablets treat indigestion and heartburn for up to 12 hours. One of the most common causes of indigestion and heartburn is excess acid in the stomach. Zantac 75 Relief tablets work by preventing your stomach from producing too much acid.
Before you take your tablets :
You should not take these tablets if you are allergic to any of the ingredients of Zantac 75 Relief.
Please get your doctor's advice before taking the tablets if, with your indigestion, you have difficulty swallowing, persistent stomach pain or unintended weight loss, or you are middle-aged or older with new or recently changed indigestion symptoms - as you may have a medical condition that needs different treatment.
Are you taking 'pain killers' of the class known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as aspirin or ibuprofen) regularly? If so, tell your doctor, as they could be the cause of your indigestion and you should not treat such side effects yourself. This advice is even more important if you are elderly.
If you know you have the rare medical condition called porphyria then you are advised not to take these tablets but talk to your doctor.
As with any medicine, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, talk to your doctor before taking this product.
What to do if you take too many tablets :
As with all medicines if you take more tablets than recommended, you should get medical advice.
After starting your tablets :
Small packs like this are for treating episodes of heartburn or indigestion when you may not be able to see a pharmacist. If you need more tablets when these are finished do not purchase another pack without the advice of a pharmacist or doctor.
If your symptoms get worse or are no better with this medicine, please consult your doctor.
Side Effects :
Most people taking Zantac 75 Relief tablets find they cause them no problems and some side effects are even less likely when you only take the tablets occasionally.
As with all medicines some people may be allergic to them but this is very rare with Zantac 75 Relief. The usual allergic reaction is a skin rash or sometimes swelling of the eyelids, face or lips and some people have noticed sudden wheeziness, pain or tightness of the chest or have felt faint or feverish. In this case stop taking the tablets and tell your doctor immediately.
Headaches, dizziness, depression and confusion have been reported rarely. Even more rarely the following have been reported in associated with using the medicine, usually at prescription doses :
* Aches and pains in muscles and joints
* Jaundice (yellow skin)
* Pancreatitis (stomach pain)
* Slow or irregular heart beat
* Breast tenderness and/or enlarged breasts in men
Tests sometimes show upsets to blood counts - only very rarely causing unusual tiredness, shortness of breath or a tendency to bruise or get infections.
If you feel unwell or have any unusual symptoms you do not understand, stop taking the tablets and tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Where to keep your tablets :
As with all medicines, keep them out of the reach of children
Do not take the tablets after the expiry date shown on the carton and tablet blister pack
How can I avoid indigestion and heartburn?
Heartburn and indigestion can be brought on by :
* Poor diet (too much fatty food)
* Being overweight
* Lack of exercise
* Drinking too much alcohol
Do not think any of these may be partly to blame for your indigestion or heartburn? If so, you may find changing your habits will improve your health and stop you getting indigestion or heartburn altogether.
If you have any
Adults and Children 16 years of age and over :
Swallow one Zantac 75 Relief tablet whole, with a drink of water, as soon as you have symptoms. Repeat the dose if symptoms return.
Do not take more than 2 tablets in 24 hours. If after 6 days, you still have symptoms do not continue treatment or buy a second pack without the advice of a pharmacist or doctor.
Each Tablet Ranitdine 75mg as HCL