Ranitidine dosing for the treatment of GERD, pathological hypersecretory conditions, and ulcers usually involves a dose of 150 mg twice a day. The suggested ranitidine dosage for treating erosive esophagitis is 150 mg four times daily. Ranitidine dosing for children and infants is based on the child's weight.
The dose of ranitidine hydrochloride (Zantac®) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- The medical condition for which you are being treated
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Ranitidine Dosing for Duodenal Ulcers
When treating a duodenal ulcer, the recommended ranitidine dosage is typically ranitidine 150 mg twice daily or ranitidine 300 mg once daily in the evening. After the ulcer is healed, the dose to prevent future ulcers is ranitidine 150 mg once daily at bedtime.
Ranitidine Dosing for Stomach Ulcers
For treating a stomach ulcer, the dose of ranitidine healthcare providers often recommend is 150 mg twice daily. After the ulcer has healed, the dose to prevent ulcers from returning is typically ranitidine 150 mg once daily at bedtime.
Ranitidine Dosing for GERD
The recommended dosage of ranitidine for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is usually ranitidine 150 mg twice daily.
Ranitidine Dosing for Erosive Esophagitis
The dose of ranitidine for treating erosive esophagitis is ranitidine 150 mg four times a day. Once healed, the dose for preventing it from returning is ranitidine 150 mg twice daily.