In the United States, Boehringer Ingelheim Consumer Health Care markets the Zantac
and Dulcolax product lines.
has received approval from the Food and Drag Administration for its Abbreviated New Drug Application for over-the-counter ranitidine, 150 mg (regular and cool mint), a genetic version of Zantac
150, which is indicated for the relief of heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach, and for the prevention of heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach brought on by certain foods and beverages.
tablets, an anti-hangover and indigestion drug
150 and Johnson & Johnson/ Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals Co.
Scientists want warnings on remedies such as Zantac
75 had a major impact on the category when it was introduced as an O-T-C product in 1995, at half the strength of the prescription version.
In 1981 it launched the ulcer treatment Zantac
, soon the world's biggest selling drug.
Also, sales of Pepcid AC fell by nearly 8%, and volume for Boehringer-Ingleheim Consumer Health Care's Zantac
75 declined by 23.
For instance, Wal-Mart's Equate brand equivalents of such branded items as Zantac
, Pepcid and Claritin are now priced at $4, about 50% lower than many competitors' prices for the branded products.
GlaxoWellcome is well known for its anti-ulcer drug Zantac
, the anti- cold sore drug Zovirax and its range of anti-HIV drugs.