Tritec

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DRUG DESCRIPTION

TRITEC (ranitidine bismuth citrate) Tablets contain a complex of ranitidine, trivalent bismuth, and citrate. Chemically, ranitidine bismuth citrate is N-2-[5-Dimethylaminomethyl-2-furanylmethylthio]ethyl-N'- methyl-2-nitroethenediamine 2-hydroxy-1,2,3- propanetricarboxylate, bismuth (III). Analysis shows that ranitidine bismuth citrate is substoichiometric in ranitidine and citrate.

Ranitidine bismuth citrate is a white to off-white amorphous powder. The approximate molecular formula is [C13H22N4O3S] 0.84 Bi[ C6H5O7] 0.94, and the approximate molecular weight is 651. It is readily soluble in water. Each TRITEC (ranitidine bismuth citrate) Tablet for oral administration contains 400 mg of ranitidine bismuth citrate, equivalent to approximately 162 mg of ranitidine (base), 128 mg of trivalent bismuth, and 110 mg of citrate. Each aqueous film-coated tablet also contains the inactive ingredients FD&C Blue No. 2 Aluminum Lake, magnesium stearate, methylhydroxypropylcellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, Povidone K30, sodium carbonate (anhydrous), titanium dioxide, and triacetin.

What are the possible side effects of ranitidine bismuth citrate (Tritec)?

Stop taking ranitidine bismuth citrate and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take ranitidine bismuth citrate and talk to your doctor if you experience

  • changes in taste;
  • headache or dizziness;
  • diarrhea, nausea, or constipation; or
  • tremor (shaking).

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Tritec Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Tritec

Generic Name: ranitidine bismuth citrate (Pronunciation: ra NYE te deen bizz MUTH SI trate)

  • What is ranitidine bismuth citrate (Tritec)?
  • What are the possible side effects of ranitidine bismuth citrate (Tritec)?
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  • What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking ranitidine bismuth citrate (Tritec)?
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  • What happens if I overdose (Tritec)?
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What is ranitidine bismuth citrate (Tritec)?

Ranitidine bismuth citrate was withdrawn from the U.S. market in 1998.

Ranitidine is in a class of drugs called histamine receptor antagonists. Ranitidine works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach produces.

Bismuth is a mild antibiotic.

Citrate is a form of salt.

Ranitidine bismuth citrate is used to decrease the amount of acid in the stomach and to treat Helicobacter pylori, a bacterial infection involved in causing stomach ulcers. Ranitidine bismuth citrate is most commonly used with clarithromycin (Biaxin), an antibiotic, to treat this infection.

Ranitidine bismuth citrate may also be used for conditions other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of ranitidine bismuth citrate (Tritec)?

Stop taking ranitidine bismuth citrate and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take ranitidine bismuth citrate and talk to your doctor if you experience

  • changes in taste;
  • headache or dizziness;
  • diarrhea, nausea, or constipation; or
  • tremor (shaking).

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

What is the most important information I should know about ranitidine bismuth citrate (Tritec)?

Ranitidine bismuth citrate was withdrawn from the U.S. market in 1998.

Do not stop taking this medication unless your doctor tells you it is all right to do so, even if you are feeling better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely treated.

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