RANITIDINE CAUSING ANAPHYLAXIS IN AN ACUTE FEBRILE ILLNESS PATIENT: A CASE REPORT
Dr. Azher Sharif* and Dr. Noorush Shifa Nizami
Ranitidine is a H2 receptor blocker/antagonist used widely for variety of gastrointestinal problems as well as urticaria. Overall, ranitidine is usually well tolerated in humans but the incidence of few general side effects not more than 2% is almost similar to the placebo. Tiredness, headaches, mild gastrointestinal disturbance such as nausea, constipation and diarrhoea are among mostly reported complaints, resulted in stopping treatment effects. Anaphylaxis to ranitidine is a rare case but is a serious condition to be monitored. Here we present a case of anaphylaxis to ranitidine in which the dechallenge and rechallenge was also done.
Keywords: Ranitidine, Anaphylaxis, SOB, Rashes, Case report, Pheniramine maleate, dexamethasone, hydrocortisone.
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