Ranitidine

(Zantac®, Ranitidine)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets, Effervescent tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
Yes - effervescent tablets
Available as a liquid?
Yes - oral solution
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
No
Available as granules?
No
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
No
Available as an injection?
Yes
Available as nasal/oral spray?
No
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended. Crushing or dispersing should always be used as a last resort but current text books and resources suggest it is likely to be safe.Clinicians should be aware that this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Non-effervescent tablets do not disperse readily in water.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Ranitidine
Usual formulation brand names
Zantac®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes
Modified release
No
Film coated
Yes
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Soluble tablet strength
150mg, 300mg
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
-
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
50mg/2ml
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Licensed
Are specials or imports available?
N/A licensed alternative available
Liquid strengths
75mg/5ml
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Yes, some. Check manufacturers information
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Consider using the injection if appropriate. Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
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