Zantac® (Ranitidine)

Product Description: This is an H2 inhibitor that decreases acid production in the stomach.

Indications for Use: This product, formulated to help prevent ulcers, should be used in animals that are experiencing stress or have digestive tract ulceration.

Dosage and Administration: A dose of 9 mg per 10 lbs., administered three times a day, is recommended. This means that a 10 lb. dog should receive 0.60 mL (15 mg/mL) of the oral solution, or 0.36 mL (25 mg/mL), SQ or IV of the injectable form. A 50 lb. dog should receive about 1/3 of a 150 mg tablet.

Packaging: Zantac comes in a tablet, liquid (syrup), and an injectable form. The tablets come in a 75, 150, or 300 mg per tablet strength. The syrup comes in a 15 mg/mL concentration, and the injectable product comes in a 25 mg/mL concentration.

Storage: Store at room temperature and avoid moisture.

Drug Type: Rx or O-T-C, depending on the product.

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