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Ranitidine Influences the Uptake of Oral Midazolam

Clinical Trial

Ranitidine Influences the Uptake of Oral Midazolam

R J Elwood et al. Br J Clin Pharmacol.


In a randomised crossover study in volunteers plasma midazolam levels were estimated for 24 h following 15 mg by mouth, either preceded by no medication or following 24 h therapy with ranitidine. Administration of the H2-receptor blocker significantly increased bioavailability of the benzodiazepine and resulted in higher plasma levels for the first 6 h after taking midazolam. This was accompanied by a greater soporific effect.

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