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Report Ranitidine Side Effects

If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Ranitidine, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Ranitidine side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Ranitidine.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Ranitidine side effects are:
Palpitations (15 reports)
Heart Palpitations (10 reports)
Anxiety And Heart Palpitations (7 reports)
Anxiety (6 reports)
Chest Pain (4 reports)
Horrible Stomach Pains As Soon As It Wears Off (4 reports)
Dizziness (3 reports)
Scintillating Scotoma (2 reports)
300mg Per Day, For A Long Period Caused Raised Lev (1 reports)

If you have experienced a side effect listed above, you can check a box to report it.


To view a complete list of submitted side effects, please follow the link Ranitidine side effects . You can also compare Ranitidine side effects or view FDA reports.

Ranitidine Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Ranitidine reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
The FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


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 identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Anaphylactic Reaction
on Jan 23, 2014 Male from US , 49 years of age, was treated with Ranitidine Hydrochloride 75 Mg 156. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ranitidine side effects: anaphylactic reaction. Ranitidine Hydrochloride 75 Mg 156 dosage: N/A.

Abnormal Dreams, Ankle Deformity
Patient was taking Ranitidine (ranitidine Hydrochloride) 150 Mg. Patient felt the following Ranitidine side effects: abnormal dreams, ankle deformity on Feb 26, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 90 years of age, weighting 101.2 lb, was diagnosed with and. Ranitidine (ranitidine Hydrochloride) 150 Mg dosage: 150 Mg.

Completed Suicide
Adverse event was reported on Jan 15, 2014 by a Female taking Ranitidine (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , 25 years of age, After Ranitidine was administered, patient encountered several Ranitidine side effects: completed suicide.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Ibuprofen
  • Iron
  • Diphenhydramine
  • Loratadine
  • Acetaminophen


Toxicity To Various Agents
on Jan 14, 2014 Female from US , 25 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Ranitidine. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ranitidine side effects: toxicity to various agents. Ranitidine dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:


Product Counterfeit
on Jan 09, 2014 Male from US , 70 years of age, weighting 190.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Ranitidine. Patient felt the following Ranitidine side effects: product counterfeit. Ranitidine dosage: N/A.

Clostridium Test Positive
Patient was taking Ranitidine (ranitidine). After Ranitidine was administered, patient encountered several Ranitidine side effects: clostridium test positive on Jan 06, 2014 from GB Additional patient health information: Patient , 68 years of age, . Ranitidine (ranitidine) dosage: (150 Mg, 2 In 1 D).
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Cardiac Arrest, Apnoea, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy, Pulse Absent
Adverse event was reported on Jan 06, 2014 by a Female taking Ranitidine (Dosage: 50 Mg, Unk) . Location: IN , 38 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ranitidine side effects: cardiac arrest, apnoea, unresponsive to stimuli, maternal exposure during pregnancy, pulse absent.
Associated medications used:

Clostridium Difficile Infection
on Jan 03, 2014 Patient from GB , 68 years of age, was treated with Ranitidine. Patient felt the following Ranitidine side effects: clostridium difficile infection. Ranitidine dosage: 300 Milligram Daily;.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Clostridium Difficile Infection
on Jan 03, 2014 Patient from GB , 68 years of age, was treated with Ranitidine. After Ranitidine was administered, patient encountered several Ranitidine side effects: clostridium difficile infection. Ranitidine dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Clostridium Difficile Infection
Patient was taking Ranitidine. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ranitidine side effects: clostridium difficile infection on Jan 03, 2014 from GB Additional patient health information: Patient , 68 years of age, . Ranitidine dosage: 150 Mg, Bid.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Clostridium Difficile Infection
Adverse event was reported on Jan 02, 2014 by a Patient taking Ranitidine Hydrochloride 16028/0122 83.75 Mg (Dosage: 150 Mg, Bid) . Location: GB , 68 years of age, Patient felt the following Ranitidine side effects: clostridium difficile infection.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Clostridium Difficile Infection
on Dec 30, 2013 Patient from GB , 68 years of age, was treated with Ranitidine. After Ranitidine was administered, patient encountered several Ranitidine side effects: clostridium difficile infection. Ranitidine dosage: 300mg Per Day.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Clostridium Difficile Infection
on Dec 27, 2013 Patient from GB , 68 years of age, was treated with Ranitidine. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ranitidine side effects: clostridium difficile infection. Ranitidine dosage: 150 Mg, Bid.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Unresponsive To Stimuli, Cardiac Arrest, Apnoea, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy
Patient was taking Ranitidine. Patient felt the following Ranitidine side effects: unresponsive to stimuli, cardiac arrest, apnoea, maternal exposure during pregnancy on Dec 18, 2013 from IN Additional patient health information: Female , 38 years of age, . Ranitidine dosage: 50 Mg; X1; Iv.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Confusional State, Mood Swings, Dizziness, Vision Blurred, Nausea, Decreased Appetite, Hallucination
Adverse event was reported on Dec 16, 2013 by a Female taking Ranitidine (Dosage: 1 Twice Daily Taken By Mouth) was diagnosed with and. Location: CA , 33 years of age, weighting 125.0 lb, After Ranitidine was administered, patient encountered several Ranitidine side effects: confusional state, mood swings, dizziness, vision blurred, nausea, decreased appetite, hallucination.

Cardiac Arrest, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Apnoea, Electrocardiogram Abnormal, Cardio-respiratory Arrest
on Dec 04, 2013 Female from IN , 38 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Ranitidine Hydrochloride. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ranitidine side effects: cardiac arrest, unresponsive to stimuli, apnoea, electrocardiogram abnormal, cardio-respiratory arrest. Ranitidine Hydrochloride dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:

Dermatitis Contact, Eczema Eyelids, Skin Lesion, Erythema, Papule, Blister, Localised Infection
on Dec 04, 2013 Female from ES , 73 years of age, was treated with Ranitidine. Patient felt the following Ranitidine side effects: dermatitis contact, eczema eyelids, skin lesion, erythema, papule, blister, localised infection. Ranitidine dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid
  • Lansoprazole
  • Valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide
  • Nifedipine
  • Atorvastatin
  • Bisoprolol
  • Doxazosin
  • Vildagliptin


Hepatic Enzyme Increased
Patient was taking Ranitidine. After Ranitidine was administered, patient encountered several Ranitidine side effects: hepatic enzyme increased on Dec 02, 2013 from DE Additional patient health information: Female , 55 years of age, . Ranitidine dosage: 300 Mg/day. Patient was hospitalized.

Abdominal Discomfort, Product Taste Abnormal
Adverse event was reported on Nov 22, 2013 by a Male taking Ranitidine (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , 74 years of age, weighting 207.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ranitidine side effects: abdominal discomfort, product taste abnormal.

Dry Mouth, Erectile Dysfunction
on Nov 14, 2013 Male from GB , 35 years of age, weighting 168.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Ranitidine Hydrochloride 16028/0122 83.75 Mg. Patient felt the following Ranitidine side effects: dry mouth, erectile dysfunction. Ranitidine Hydrochloride 16028/0122 83.75 Mg dosage: 300 Mg, Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Congenital Eye Disorder, Developmental Delay, Heart Disease Congenital
on Nov 11, 2013 Female from US , 35 years of age, weighting 125.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Ranitidine. After Ranitidine was administered, patient encountered several Ranitidine side effects: congenital eye disorder, developmental delay, heart disease congenital. Ranitidine dosage: For Acid Reflux Pregnancy Twice Daily Taken By Mouth.

Rash, Blister, Pyrexia, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Abdominal Pain Upper
Patient was taking Ranitidine Tablets 150 Mg Otc. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ranitidine side effects: rash, blister, pyrexia, nausea, diarrhoea, abdominal pain upper on Oct 24, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 16 years of age, weighting 130.1 lb, was diagnosed with and. Ranitidine Tablets 150 Mg Otc dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

Angioedema, Rash Erythematous, Pruritus, Lip Swelling
Adverse event was reported on Nov 04, 2013 by a Female taking Ranitidine (ranitidine) (Dosage: 300 Mg (150 Mg 2 In 1 D)) . Location: GB , 78 years of age, Patient felt the following Ranitidine side effects: angioedema, rash erythematous, pruritus, lip swelling.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Product Quality Issue
on Nov 18, 2013 Female from US , 70 years of age, weighting 135.1 lb, was treated with Ranitidine Tablets 150 Mg Otc. After Ranitidine was administered, patient encountered several Ranitidine side effects: product quality issue. Ranitidine Tablets 150 Mg Otc dosage: N/A.

Anaphylactic Reaction, Fatigue, Dysphonia, Urticaria, Hypotension, Infusion Related Reaction
on Oct 29, 2013 Female from IT , 22 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Ranitidine Hydrochloride. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ranitidine side effects: anaphylactic reaction, fatigue, dysphonia, urticaria, hypotension, infusion related reaction. Ranitidine Hydrochloride dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:

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Most drugs have a large list of nonsevere or mild adverse effects which do not rule out continued usage. These effects depend on individual sensitivity, and can include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, malaise, vomiting, headache, dermatitis, dry mouth, etc. Check commonly reported side effects . These can be considered a form of pseudo-allergic reaction, as not all users experience these effects; many users experience none at all.

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