How does Zantac work?
The ingredient in Zantac is ranitidine. Ranitidine is part of a group of medications called histamine-2 blockers. Ranitidine blocks the histamine H2 receptors located on cells in the lining of the stomach. Histamine which is produced by the body binds to these receptors, stomach acid is then produced by the cells. When Ranitidine blocks the H2 receptors, it stops histamine from attaching to them. In turn the cells can’t produce gastric acid alleviating the acid reflux.
How do I take Zantac?
The dose and the length of time you take Zantac will depend on the condition you are treating. Zantac is taken once to twice or as directed by your doctor.
All medicines do have side effects associated with taking them however not everyone will suffer from them. All medication will come with side effect information from the manufactures. It is also best you talk to your doctor if you have any concerns as they maybe able to change the dose you are currently taking or change medications. Common side effects include:
- Skin reaction
- Excess gas
- Stomach aches and cramps
Please see your doctor for more information and to check if zantac conflicts with any existing medical conditions or medications you are currently taking.
Can I buy Zantac?
Yes, It’s easy! First you need to obtain a valid prescription through an online consultation to purchase Zantac as it is a prescription medication. This is a free and short consultation from the privacy of your home. This replaces the face-to-face consult you would normally have with a doctor. Once you have been approved zantac will be sent out to you.