Ranigast Max is a drug used to inhibit hydrochloric acid secreted by gastric mucosa cells.
Composition and mode of operation
The active substance used in the manufacture of the drug is ranitidine. It has a blocking effect on the H2 receptors (i.e. type 2 histamine receptors) that are found in the gastric mucosa. Thanks to this, they inhibit the secretion of hydrochloric acid, which reduces the acidity of gastric juice (increases its pH level). The effect of ranitidine inhibits resting acid secretion and postprandial secretion, i.e. occurring after eating food. Ranitidine is a substance that is very quickly absorbed by the body, so it works very effectively. The maximum concentration of the drug is already two hours after taking it and it remains in the body for up to 12 hours. It is excreted primarily by the kidneys, in an unchanged form and to some extent in the form of metabolites.
In which situations should I use Ranigast Max?
This drug is indicated in the symptomatic treatment of gastrointestinal tract ailments. This includes indigestion (dyspeptic disorders), hyperacidity, heartburn or abdominal pain. It may only be used by persons over 16 years of age.
However, there are different types of contraindications which make it impossible to take this medicine. Above all, it must not be used by children and adolescents under 16 years of age and by people who show hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the preparation.
Ranigast Max comes in the form of oral tablets. The maximum dose is two tablets (300 mg) per day for adults and the drug should not be taken for more than 2 weeks. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention immediately.
The recommended daily doses must not be exceeded as this does not affect the efficacy of the drug in any way, but it may have negative effects on health.
Special care should also be taken in people who suffer from kidney failure. In such a situation, the dose should be reduced accordingly, and the patient must consult a doctor.
The tablets are taken independently of meals, swallowed whole, drunk with water.
Possible side effects
Each medicine may cause side effects for the patient. They do not occur in every person who uses a given preparation, but usually the benefits of its use are much higher than the possible harm.
The following symptoms may not occur very often: constipation, nausea and abdominal pain.
Hepatitis, haematological disorders (e.g. reduction of leukocytes), overexcitability, depression, agitation, headaches and dizziness, hallucinations, diarrhea, muscle and joint pains, pancreatitis, gynecomastia, hypersensitivity reactions (e.g. fever, skin rash, urticaria), galactorrhea are also rare or very rare.
Very rarely, abnormal heart rate and atrioventricular block may occur.