Can Ranitidine Cure The Infection Of The Stomach?
Can Ranitidine cure the infection of the stomach or just relieve pain?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Ranitidine is a drug used to treat symptoms related to excess acid production in the stomach. Examples are heartburn, nausea, vomiting, bloating, and other digestive disorders. This drug works by inhibiting cells that produce stomach acid, so the levels decrease and symptoms will decrease.
So regarding your question, this drug does not specifically treat infections of the stomach. If there is an infection in the stomach, for example a bacterial infection, the best medicine is a drug that kills the bacteria, while ranitidine does not kill bacteria, it only reduces stomach acid production. So even though ranitidine can still be given to people with gastric infections, this drug is only to support healing, not really cure it.
Moreover, with the withdrawal of the drug ranitidine now, it helps you not to take this drug for a while, regardless of what the benefits. To be more safe, you better check your complaint with a general practitioner, in order to find out possible causes and its main treatment. So, hopefully answering your question.