Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, accompanied by increased secretion of gastric juice, excessive acidity, can be corrected with the drug Ranitidine. This drug has a beneficial effect on the body with diseases of the stomach, duodenum, esophagus, pancreas, small intestine.
- 1 Diseases of the stomach. Application of ranitidine
- 2 Diseases of the esophagus. Application of ranitidine
- 3 Use of ranitidine for the treatment of other digestive disorders
- 4 Cases of overdose
Diseases of the stomach. The use of ranitidine
Ranitidine is relevant for the treatment of gastric ulcer or chronic gastritis, in which there is increased secretion of gastric juice. Excessively acidic environment negatively affects the stomach, destroying the integrity of the inner surface.
If the ulcer process is already on the surface, the effect of strong acidity can become fatal. Progressing violation of the walls of the stomach leads to bleeding. They are associated with the destruction of the vessels that pass in the walls of the stomach. It can all end even with perforation of the stomach, the consequence of which will be peritonitis - an inflammation of the abdominal cavity.
Therefore ranitidine is indispensable in correcting the increased secretion of gastric juice, because it reliably blocks its excessive allocation. This drug can not only treat the existing pathology, it is used for prevention.
If the walls of the stomach are destroyed due to the use of anti-inflammatory drugs, particularly aspirin, or under the influence of stress, ranitidine also helps.
If the condition is corrected with exacerbation of gastritis or peptic ulcer, ranitidine is taken 150 mg 2 times a day. You can replace two meals at one time before bedtime. But in this case immediately take the daily rate of 300 mg. One to two months are treated. If prophylaxis is carried out, then 150 mg or 300 mg is prescribed. The exact dosage is determined by the doctor. They drink the pill before bed.
The duration of treatment and intake of the drug for prevention is determined by the doctor. If the tablet is coated, then it must be swallowed completely. If it is effervescent, it is first dissolved, then drunk. If it is decided to stop treatment, then it should be done gradually. Otherwise the peptic ulcer will again become aggravated.
Diseases of the esophagus. The use of ranitidine
Diseases of the esophagus are inseparable from diseases of the stomach. For example, reflux esophagitis is associated with the regular transfer of gastric juice into the esophagus. This is due to the lack of sphincter, which is responsible for the complete compression of the lumen between the esophagus and stomach.
Because of the acidic gastric juice that affects the mucous esophagus, which is not adapted for this, on the walls of the esophagus inflammation foci appear, ulcers, abscesses of different sizes.
Patients with reflux esophagitis suffer severe pain. The initial stage is accompanied by exhausting heartburn, endless eructations. Subsequently, pain develops, felt throughout the esophagus. This condition is accompanied by sleep disorders, neuroses develop. The administration of ranitidine greatly alleviates the condition. Pain decreases, heartburn passes.
As a result, a complete perforation of the walls of the esophagus may occur with all the ensuing unfortunate consequences.
The mucosa of the esophagus, being without the harmful effects of gastric juice, begins to recover. For treatment, you must drink 150 mg tablets twice a day. Can be replaced with a single use at night tablets 300 mg. If the condition is particularly severe, the dosage is doubled. Two-time reception is made fourfold. A 150 mg tablet is preserved. The usual course of treatment is 2 - 3 months.
Use of ranitidine for the treatment of other digestive disorders
Ranitidine can be prescribed for the treatment of duodenal ulcer. If benign pancreatic tumors affect the increased secretion of gastric juice, ranitidine is also used.
The formation of gastric juice in excessive amounts is associated with the hormone gastrin, the production of which is affected by the tumor( adenoma).This hormone pushes the excessive production of gastric juice.
The consequence of this is the development of an extensive ulcerative process that engages the duodenum and small intestine. This condition is commonly called Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. This condition is very difficult to correct. At the same time, patients experience great suffering.
Ranitidine helps such patients. It stops the ulcer process, helps reduce pain. It is prescribed for 150 mg three times a day. To prevent bleeding, which can go from the gastrointestinal tract, 150 mg are administered twice a day. What dose to take and how long, the doctor decides.
Overdose is possible if consumed in large doses. Therefore, the drug is prescribed by a doctor who must monitor the patient's condition. If an overdose occurs, there may be seizures, problems with the activity of the heart, the patient can see hallucinations, lose consciousness. In such cases, immediately call an ambulance. Before the brigade of doctors arrive, the stomach should be washed. But it makes sense in the event that the pill was taken.
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