ranitidine

(redirected from Acid Reducer)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to Acid Reducer: Zantac 150, Zantac 75

ranitidine

 [rah-nit´ĭ-dēn]
an antagonist of histamine H2receptors, used as the hydrochloride salt to inhibit stomach hydrochloric acid secretion in treatment of peptic ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux, and conditions of gastric hypersecretion, administered orally, intramuscularly, or intravenously.

ranitidine

/ra·ni·ti·dine/ (rah-nĭ´tĭ-dēn) a histamine H2 receptor antagonist, used as the hydrochloride salt to inhibit gastric acid secretion in the treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcer, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and conditions that cause gastric hypersecretion.

ranitidine

(rə-nĭt′ĭ-dēn′)
n.
A histamine receptor antagonist, C13H22N4O3that inhibits gastric acid secretion and is used primarily to treat duodenal ulcers, gastric ulcers, and gastroesophageal reflux disease.

ranitidine

[ranit′idēn]
a histamine H2 receptor antagonist.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease and gastric hypersecretory conditions.
contraindications Known sensitivity to this drug prohibits its use. The drug should be used in pregnancy only if clearly needed and with caution in those with severe hepatic or renal impairment.
adverse effects Among the most serious adverse effects are acquired hemolytic anemia, agranulocytosis, atrioventricular block, agitation, dizziness, headaches, rashes, gynecomastia, and loss of libido.

ranitidine

Zantac Therapeutics An H2-receptor antagonist used to treat peptic ulcer disease, gastric and duodenal ulcers, esophageal erosions, GERD, and conditions–eg, Zollinger-Ellison disease and systemic mastocytosis in which there is ↑ H2 activity due to blocking of the binding of histamine to H2 receptors, resulting in ↓ intracellular concentration of cAMP and acid secretion by gastric parietal cells Adverse reactions Diarrhea, headache, fatigue, myalgia, constipation, confusion, agranulocytosis, gynecomastia, impotence, allergic reactions, tachycardia, arrhythmias, interstitial nephritis, etc. See H2 blockers, Histamine receptor antagonists.

ranitidine

An H-2 (histamine-2) receptor antagonist drug used to reduce acid secretion in cases of peptic ulceration. A band name is Zantac. See also RANTITIDINE BISMUTH CITRATE.

ranitidine

; Zantac agent that prevents secretion of excess gastric acid; it reduces metabolism of local anaesthetic agents by liver enzymes

ranitidine (rənit´ədēn´),

n brand name: Zantac, Zantac EFFERdose, Zantac GELdose, Zantac 75;
drug class: H2-histamine receptor antagonist;
action: inhibits histamine at H2 receptor sites in parietal cells, which inhibit gastric acid secretion;
uses: duodenal ulcers, gastric ulcers, hypersecretory conditions, gastroesophageal reflux disease.

ranitidine

a histamine H2-blocking agent used in the treatment of gastric ulceration and chronic hypertrophic gastritis.
References in periodicals archive ?
These functions included prevention of premature degradation of substances such as enzymes, acid reducers, and probiotics by stomach acid; reduce stomach upset from iron and laxatives; minimize the aftertaste from fish oil and garlic; and produce soft gelatin capsules (i.
Proton pump inhibitors are also acid reducers but are much more powerful than the H2-blockers.
difficile infection and some commonly used drugs, particularly acid reducers that treat heartburn, indigestion, and stomach ulcers in millions of people.
Combining an acid reducer and lifestyle changes often help people with more frequent GERD symptoms.
At the close of 2012, Otsuka's antipsychotic Abilify overtakes AstraZeneca's acid reducer Nexium and moves into the number one spot with over $1.
NEW PRILOSEC OTC WILDBERRY[R] is the new flavor-coated version of PRILOSEC OTC, the #1 Doctor recommended(+) and #1 Pharmacist recommended OTC acid reducer for the treatment of frequent heartburn.
PRILOSEC OTC([R]) is the #1 Doctor recommended(+) and #1 Pharmacist recommended OTC acid reducer for the treatment of frequent heartburn.
PRILOSEC OTC WILDBERRY[R] is a flavor-coated pill you do not chew and the new version of PRILOSEC OTC, the #1 Doctor recommended(+) and #1 Pharmacist recommended OTC acid reducer for the treatment of frequent heartburn.
NEW PRILOSEC OTC WILDBERRY is the new flavor-coated version of the #1 Doctor recommended(+) and #1 Pharmacist recommended OTC acid reducer for the treatment of frequent heartburn.