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Common Ranitidine Side Effects


The most commonly reported Ranitidine side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Dyspnoea (125)
Anaphylactic Reaction (77)
Hypotension (71)
Diarrhoea (67)
Nausea (65)
Vomiting (62)
Urticaria (59)
Abdominal Pain (46)
Dizziness (43)
Malaise (43)
Cardiac Arrest (40)
Pain (39)
Loss Of Consciousness (37)
Fatigue (36)
Angioedema (35)
Confusional State (34)
Renal Failure Acute (33)
Pruritus (32)
Headache (32)
Chest Pain (31)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Ranitidine Side Effects Reported to FDA



Ranitidine Side Effect Report#9995462
Rash, Pruritus
This is a report of a 85-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: dyspepsia, who was treated with Ranitidine (dosage: NA, start time:
May 24, 2013), combined with:
  • Zetia
  • Doxycyclene
  • Cop/amitrip
  • Diltiazem
  • Triam/hctz
  • Pantrapazole
  • Aspirin
  • Folic Acid
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Rash, Pruritus after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Ranitidine treatment in female patients, resulting in Rash side effect.
Ranitidine Side Effect Report#9995027
Abdominal Rigidity, Pain
This report suggests a potential Ranitidine Abdominal Rigidity side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 79-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: gastrooesophageal reflux disease and used Ranitidine (dosage: NA) starting
Feb 15, 2014. After starting Ranitidine the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Abdominal Rigidity, PainAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • L-thyroxine
  • Trazodone
  • Glucosamine
  • Chondroitin
  • Magnesium
  • Peppermint Oil
Although Ranitidine demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Abdominal Rigidity, may still occur.
Ranitidine Side Effect Report#9994964
Arrhythmia, Palpitations, Heart Rate Increased
This Arrhythmia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB. A 38-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: gastrooesophageal reflux disease. On
Apr 04, 1998 this consumer started treatment with Ranitidine (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Ranitidine, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Arrhythmia, Palpitations, Heart Rate IncreasedAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Arrhythmia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Ranitidine Side Effect Report#9992344
Convulsion, Investigation
This Convulsion side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 28-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: gastrooesophageal reflux disease.The patient was prescribed Ranitidine (drug dosage: 75mg Twice Per Day), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Dilantin
  • Klonopin
.After starting to take Ranitidine the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Convulsion, InvestigationThese side effects may potentially be related to Ranitidine. The patient was hospitalized.
Ranitidine Side Effect Report#9981470
Ear Infection, Pharyngitis, Product Odour Abnormal, Product Taste Abnormal, Product Quality Issue
This is a report of a 54-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: gastrooesophageal reflux disease, who was treated with Ranitidine (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Ear Infection, Pharyngitis, Product Odour Abnormal, Product Taste Abnormal, Product Quality Issue after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Ranitidine treatment in female patients, resulting in Ear Infection side effect.
Ranitidine Side Effect Report#9981229
Arrhythmia, Palpitations, Heart Rate Increased
This report suggests a potential Ranitidine Arrhythmia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 38-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from GB was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: gastrooesophageal reflux disease and used Ranitidine (dosage: NA) starting
Apr 04, 1998. After starting Ranitidine the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Arrhythmia, Palpitations, Heart Rate IncreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Ranitidine demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Arrhythmia, may still occur.
Ranitidine Side Effect Report#9980989
Product Odour Abnormal, Product Taste Abnormal, Ear Infection Bacterial, Pharyngitis, Bacterial Infection, Malaise, Nausea, Product Tampering, Product Quality Issue
This Product Odour Abnormal problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 54-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: gastrooesophageal reflux disease. On
Nov 15, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Ranitidine (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Ranitidine, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Product Odour Abnormal, Product Taste Abnormal, Ear Infection Bacterial, Pharyngitis, Bacterial Infection, Malaise, Nausea, Product Tampering, Product Quality IssueAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Product Odour Abnormal, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Ranitidine Side Effect Report#9980405
Arrhythmia, Palpitations, Heart Rate Increased
This Arrhythmia side effect was reported by a health professional from GB. A 38-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: gastrooesophageal reflux disease.The patient was prescribed Ranitidine (drug dosage: Unk), which was initiated on
Apr 04, 1998. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Ranitidine the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Arrhythmia, Palpitations, Heart Rate IncreasedThese side effects may potentially be related to Ranitidine.
Ranitidine Side Effect Report#9975529
Rhabdomyolysis
This is a report of a 88-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from JP, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: prophylaxis against gastrointestinal ulcer,pollakiuria,insomnia,hypertension, who was treated with Ranitidine Hcl,inj,2.5%2ml1ampoule (dosage: NA, start time:
Feb 16, 2014), combined with:
  • Bup-4 Tablet 20 (40 Milligram Daily;)
  • Depas Tablets (.5 Daily;)
  • Adalat-cr20 (20 Milligram Daily;)
  • Renivace Tablets 5 (10 Milligram Daily;)
  • Uralyt (4 Tablet Daily;)
  • Pletaal Od Tablets 100mg (200 Milligram Daily;)
  • Azilva Tablets 20mg (80 Milligram Daily;)
  • Urief Tab. 4mg (16 Milligram Daily;)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Rhabdomyolysis after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Ranitidine Hcl,inj,2.5%2ml1ampoule treatment in male patients, resulting in Rhabdomyolysis side effect.
Ranitidine Side Effect Report#9972951
Dyspnoea
This report suggests a potential Ranitidine Hydrochloride 16028/0122 83.75 Mg Dyspnoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 68-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Ranitidine Hydrochloride 16028/0122 83.75 Mg (dosage: 150 Mg, Single) starting NS. After starting Ranitidine Hydrochloride 16028/0122 83.75 Mg the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: DyspnoeaAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Ranitidine Hydrochloride 16028/0122 83.75 Mg demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Dyspnoea, may still occur.
Ranitidine Side Effect Report#9969417
Dyspnoea, Throat Tightness
This Dyspnoea problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: gastrooesophageal reflux disease. On
Feb 27, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Ranitidine Tablets 150 Mg Otc (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Paroxetine
  • Aspirin Otc
When using Ranitidine Tablets 150 Mg Otc, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Dyspnoea, Throat TightnessAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dyspnoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Ranitidine Side Effect Report#9949256
Urticaria
This Urticaria side effect was reported by a pharmacist from IT. A 29-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Ranitidine (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Feb 02, 2014. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Paracetamol
.After starting to take Ranitidine the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: UrticariaThese side effects may potentially be related to Ranitidine.
Ranitidine Side Effect Report#9943125
Barrett^s Oesophagus, Duodenitis, Diarrhoea
This is a report of a 63-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from GB, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Ranitidine (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Barrett^s Oesophagus, Duodenitis, Diarrhoea after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Ranitidine treatment in male patients, resulting in Barrett^s Oesophagus side effect.
Ranitidine Side Effect Report#9925703
Arrhythmia, Palpitations, Heart Rate Increased
This report suggests a potential Ranitidine Arrhythmia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 38-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from GB was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: gastrooesophageal reflux disease and used Ranitidine (dosage: NA) starting
Apr 04, 1998. After starting Ranitidine the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Arrhythmia, Palpitations, Heart Rate IncreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Ranitidine demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Arrhythmia, may still occur.
Ranitidine Side Effect Report#9880654
Oral Pain, Local Swelling, Lip Swelling, Pharyngeal Oedema, Paraesthesia
This Oral Pain problem was reported by a physician from GB. A 38-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: gastrooesophageal reflux disease. On
Jan 09, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Ranitidine (ranitidine) (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Ranitidine (ranitidine), the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Oral Pain, Local Swelling, Lip Swelling, Pharyngeal Oedema, ParaesthesiaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Oral Pain, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Ranitidine Side Effect Report#9876975
Pharyngeal Oedema, Oedema Mouth, Paraesthesia
This Pharyngeal Oedema side effect was reported by a physician from GB. A 38-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: prophylaxis against gastrointestinal ulcer.The patient was prescribed Ranitidine (drug dosage: 150 Mg, Qd), which was initiated on
Jan 09, 2014. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Ranitidine the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Pharyngeal Oedema, Oedema Mouth, ParaesthesiaThese side effects may potentially be related to Ranitidine.
Ranitidine Side Effect Report#9871586
Paraesthesia, Oedema Mouth, Pharyngeal Oedema
This is a report of a 38-year-old patient (weight: NA) from GB, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: prophylaxis against gastrointestinal ulcer, who was treated with Ranitidine (dosage: NA, start time:
Jan 09, 2014), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Paraesthesia, Oedema Mouth, Pharyngeal Oedema after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Ranitidine treatment in patients, resulting in Paraesthesia side effect.
Ranitidine Side Effect Report#9867318
Completed Suicide
This report suggests a potential Ranitidine Hydrochloride Completed Suicide side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 25-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Ranitidine Hydrochloride (dosage: ; Po) starting NS. After starting Ranitidine Hydrochloride the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Completed SuicideAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Loratadine (; Po)
  • Iron (; Po)
  • Diphenhydramine
  • Ibuprofen (; Po)
  • Acetaminophen (; Po)
Although Ranitidine Hydrochloride demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Completed Suicide, may still occur.
Ranitidine Side Effect Report#9861946
Rectal Haemorrhage, Diarrhoea
This Rectal Haemorrhage problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 83-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: gastrooesophageal reflux disease. On 201401 this consumer started treatment with Ranitidine Tablets 150 Mg Otc (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Ranitidine Tablets 150 Mg Otc, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Rectal Haemorrhage, DiarrhoeaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Rectal Haemorrhage, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Ranitidine Side Effect Report#9860153
Palmar-plantar Erythrodysaesthesia Syndrome
This Palmar-plantar Erythrodysaesthesia Syndrome side effect was reported by a health professional from LB. A 72-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Ranitidine (drug dosage: Prior To Each Weekly Session), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Paclitaxel/paclitaxel Liposome (80 Mg/m2 Intravenous (iv) Infusion Over 1 H)
  • Granisetron (Prior To Each Weekly Session)
  • Diphenhydramine (Prior To Each Weekly Session)
  • Dexamethasone (Prior To Each Weekly Session)
.After starting to take Ranitidine the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Palmar-plantar Erythrodysaesthesia SyndromeThese side effects may potentially be related to Ranitidine.
Ranitidine Side Effect Report#9848426
Completed Suicide, Exposure Via Ingestion
This is a report of a 29-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Ranitidine Hydrochloride (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Doxepin (doxepin) (doxepin)
  • Phenytoin (phenytoin)
  • Fluoxetine (fluoxetine) (fluoxetine)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Completed Suicide, Exposure Via Ingestion after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Ranitidine Hydrochloride treatment in male patients, resulting in Completed Suicide side effect.
Ranitidine Side Effect Report#9846636
Oedema Mouth, Pharyngeal Oedema, Paraesthesia
This report suggests a potential Ranitidine Oedema Mouth side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 38-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: prophylaxis against gastrointestinal ulcer and used Ranitidine (dosage: 150mg Per Day) starting
Jan 09, 2014. After starting Ranitidine the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Oedema Mouth, Pharyngeal Oedema, ParaesthesiaAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Ranitidine demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Oedema Mouth, may still occur.
Ranitidine Side Effect Report#9844860
Completed Suicide
This Completed Suicide problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 25-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Ranitidine Hydrochloride (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Iron
  • Diphenhydramine
  • Loratadine
  • Ibuprofen
  • Paracetamol
When using Ranitidine Hydrochloride, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Completed SuicideAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Completed Suicide, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Ranitidine Side Effect Report#9837513
Anaphylactic Reaction
This Anaphylactic Reaction side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 35-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Ranitidine Hydrochloride 75 Mg 156 (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Ranitidine Hydrochloride 75 Mg 156 the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Anaphylactic ReactionThese side effects may potentially be related to Ranitidine Hydrochloride 75 Mg 156.
Ranitidine Side Effect Report#9837512
Anaphylactic Reaction
This is a report of a 42-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Ranitidine Hydrochloride 75 Mg 156 (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Anaphylactic Reaction after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Ranitidine Hydrochloride 75 Mg 156 treatment in female patients, resulting in Anaphylactic Reaction side effect.


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The appearance of Ranitidine on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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What are common Ranitidine Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Dyspnoea 73
Nausea 45
Vomiting 42
Urticaria 40
Diarrhoea 39
Anaphylactic Reaction 38
Hypotension 32
Abdominal Pain 29
Fatigue 29
Malaise 29

What are common Ranitidine Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Dyspnoea 51
Anaphylactic Reaction 39
Hypotension 39
Diarrhoea 27
Overdose 23
Renal Failure Acute 19
Urticaria 19
Vomiting 19
Nausea 18
Pyrexia 18

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    Ranitidine Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0121-0727
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameRanitidine
    NameRanitidine
    Dosage FormSOLUTION
    RouteORAL
    On market since20090919
    LabelerPharmaceutical Associates, Inc.
    Active Ingredient(s)RANITIDINE
    Strength(s)15
    Unit(s)mg/mL
    Pharma ClassHistamine H2 Receptor Antagonists [MoA],Histamine-2 Receptor Antagonist [EPC]

    Ranitidine Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 1314

    Ranitidine safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 92

    Reported hospitalizations: 380

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