Generic ranitidine is available over the counter and by prescription. The prescription form comes as 150 mg and 300 mg tablets, while over-the-counter generic ranitidine is sold as 75 mg and 150 mg tablets. Generic versions of Zantac syrup and EFFERdose tablets are not available.
Ranitidine hydrochloride (Zantac®) is a medication that has been licensed to treat several conditions of the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. It is part of a class of drugs known as H2 blockers. Ranitidine is available both over the counter and by prescription.
Prescription ranitidine was originally manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. Over-the-counter ranitidine was first made by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. Both versions are off patent and currently available as generics.
For prescription generic ranitidine, the following doses are available:
- Ranitidine 150 mg tablets
- Ranitidine 300 mg tablets.
Generic versions of Zantac syrup or Zantac EFFERdose® tablets are not available.
Over-the-counter generic ranitidine is available in the following strengths:
- Ranitidine 75 mg tablets
- Ranitidine 150 mg tablets.
There are many makers of generic ranitidine. Ask your pharmacist about the different drug companies that manufacture ranitidine generics.