Bovis ISSN 2398-2993

Ranitidine

Synonym(s): H2 histamine receptor antagonist

Contributor(s): Louise Cox-O’Shea, Vetstream Ltd , Andrea Tarr

Introduction

Name

  • Ranitidine.

Class of drug

  • Anti-ulcer medication.
  • H2 histamine receptor antagonist.

Description

Chemical name

  • (E)-1-N'-[2-[[5-[(dimethylamino)methyl]furan-2-yl]methylsulfanyl]ethyl]-1-N-methyl-2-nitroethene-1,1-diamine.

Molecular formula

  • C13H22N4O3S.

Molecular weight

  • 314.4 g/mol.

Physical properties

  • Tablets.
  • Syrup.
  • Injection.

Uses

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Indications

  • Abomasal ulcers in cattle and calves.

Administration

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Withdrawal Period

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMed Resource.
  • Ahmed AF, Constable P D & Misk N A (2001) Effect of orally administered cimetidine and ranitidine on abomasal luminal pH in clinically normal milk-fed calves. American Journal of Veterinary Research 62 (10) pp 1531-1538 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Constable P D (2018) Abomasal ulcers. [online] Available at: www.msdvetmanual.com. Last accessed on 4th April 2018.
  • Bishop Y (2005) Ed The Veterinary Formulary. 6th edn. Pharmaceutical Press. ISBN: 0-85369-579-2.
  • Pubchem (2017) Ranitidine. [online] Available at: www.pubchem.ncbi. Last accessed on 4th April 2018.

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