This medication is used to treat acid reflux in children and babies. There is currently no information about this product becoming available again, and so members are advised to:
- Attempt deprescribing, unless there are extenuating circumstances (eg previous gastrointestinal bleeds, or severe failure to thrive related to GORD). This is especially true if no current symptoms.
- Consider alternative medications if the patient is not already using them, such as alginates, or escalation of therapy to a proton pump inhibitor.
As there is no evidence that supply will be restarted in the near future, current treatment protocols that contain ranitidine will also need to be reviewed.