Zantac Action Mechanism
Zantac acts as a perfect aid in kicking the darkness of stomach complications. Zantac is a competitive and reversible type-2 histamine receptor antagonist (or H2 blockers) that execute its action by preventing the activation of acid production and also helps in relieving heartburn.
Zantac pleases people by showing its incredible results through its extremely potent action mechanism. The usual recommended dosage of Zantac for GERD or erosive esophagitis and stomach ulcer is 150 mg tablet or 2 tsp of syrup taken twice a day. While for gastric and duodenal ulcer 150 mg tablet or 2 tsp of syrup per day at bedtime is usually prescribed.
There are no other anti-acidity medications that have a strong, fast and long lasting relief effect on majority of stomach acidity problems. Zantac is also regarded as an optimum and very effective medicament in treating and mitigating the effects of heart burn.
Zantac surpasses you expectations in treating acidity conditions but following some precautionary measures are mandatory to achieve its full benefits. It should be avoided if you have any unusual or allergic reactions to any of its components, pregnant (or planning to become pregnant) and breast feeding. Zantac is also not recommended if you suffer from kidney or liver ailments, phenylketonuria or acute porphyria.
Zantac Side effects
Common but mild side effects of Zantac that normally do not pose any threat to normal health include severe headache, diarrhea or constipation, nausea, vomiting, insomnia, dizziness and stomach pain.
While serious side effects of Zantac that if persist for longer period of time may require urgent medical help include shortness of breath, skin rash, sore throat, chest pain, loss of appetite, jaundice, changes in heart rate and severe allergic reactions such as itching, hives and swelling of face, lips or throat.