ranitidine

noun
ra·​nit·​i·​dine | \ ra-ˈni-tə-ˌdēn How to pronounce ranitidine (audio) \

Definition of ranitidine

: a histamine blocker C13H22N4O3S that is administered in the form of its hydrochloride to inhibit gastric acid secretion

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Recent Examples on the Web Health officials in Europe announced Friday they, too, are investigating NDMA contamination in ranitidine. Erika Edwards, NBC News, "Low levels of contaminant found in popular heartburn pills," 13 Sep. 2019 Stanford environmental researchers interested in how NDMA forms at low levels in wastewater measured levels of the carcinogen in the urine of 10 volunteers who took ranitidine. Los Angeles Times, "Carcinogen in Zantac and generic heartburn drugs triggers investigations," 13 Sep. 2019 More than 15 million prescriptions were written for ranitidine in 2016. Erika Edwards, NBC News, "Low levels of contaminant found in popular heartburn pills," 13 Sep. 2019 No recalls have been initiated, and the agency said patients who take prescription versions of the drug, known as ranitidine, should consult with their doctors before stopping. BostonGlobe.com, "The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it had detected low levels of a cancer-causing contaminant in samples of heartburn medicines containing the drug commonly known as Zantac. It was advising patients who take over-the-counter versions to consider switching to a different medication.," 14 Sep. 2019 Currently, there is no recall of Zantac or any medicines that contain ranitidine. Erika Edwards, NBC News, "Low levels of contaminant found in popular heartburn pills," 13 Sep. 2019 This class includes Tagamet HB (cimetidine), Pepcid (famotidine) and Zantac (ranitidine). Serena Gordon, chicagotribune.com, "Heartburn drugs might bring allergy woes," 5 Aug. 2019 They are also sold under generic names, including famotidine, cimetidine and ranitidine. Bradley J. Fikes, chicagotribune.com, "Popular stomach acid blockers linked to higher death rates," 3 July 2017 They are also sold under generic names, including famotidine, cimetidine and ranitidine. Bradley J. Fikes, The Seattle Times, "Popular stomach acid blockers linked to higher death rates," 3 July 2017

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First Known Use of ranitidine

1979, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ranitidine

probably from ranit- (blend of furan and nitr-) + -idine (as in cimetidine)

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ranitidine

noun
ra·​nit·​i·​dine | \ ra-ˈnit-ə-ˌdēn How to pronounce ranitidine (audio) \

Medical Definition of ranitidine

: an antihistamine that is administered in the form of its hydrochloride C13H22N4O3S·HCl to inhibit gastric acid secretion (as in the treatment of duodenal ulcers or Zollinger-Ellison syndrome) — see zantac

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