Usual solid dosage form
Tablets, Effervescent tablets
Available as a liquid
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Liquid sugar free or not
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
Available as soluble tablets
Effervescent tablets exist with other brands
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer the effervescent tablets via enteral feeding tubes. Stop the enteral feed before administration. Flush the feeding tube with water before and after administration of the medication. No break in feeding is required after the medication has been administered.
Available as other formulations?
Effervescent tablets, Injection (25mg/mL)
Current resources suggest that ranitidine effervescent tablets should be first choice for administration via enteral tubes. Liquid preparation can also be used for enteral administration , but be aware of alcohol, sorbitol and sodium content.
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 that it is likely to be safe. Clinicians should be aware that this an unlicensed use of the medication.