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What is ranitidine bismuth citrate?

Ranitidine bismuth citrate is no longer available in the United States.

Ranitidine bismuth citrate is a combination prescription medication that decreases levels of stomach acid. It is also used in combination with an antibiotic, Biaxin, to treat Helicobacter pylori, a bacterial infection that causes stomach ulcers. Ranitidine bismuth citrate consists of ranitidine - a histamine receptor antagonist, bismuth - a mild antibiotic, and citrate - a form of salt. It is also known by the brand name Tritec. As of 1998, ranitidine bismuth citrate was no longer for sale in the United States.

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