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By Barbara Forney, VMD
Last reviewed: 7/13/2022
Commonly prescribed for: Decrease acid production in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract
Species: Dogs, Cats, and Horses
Therapeutic Class: Histamine H2 Receptor Antagonists
Ranitidine is used in both veterinary medicine and in human medicine to decrease acid production in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Other drugs in this family are cimetidine and famotidine. The scientific name for this family of drugs is "histamine H2 receptor antagonists". These drugs prevent the stomach from producing gastric acid by binding at a receptor cell in the stomach.
Ranitidine for Veterinary Use
We can let your veterinarian know that you are interested in our compounded Ranitidine.
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