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Case Report Anaphylaxis Induced by Intravenous Ranitidine Injection: 2 Case Reports
Ja Hyun Ku, Po Soon Kang, Choon Kyu Cho, Sung Mee Jung, Young Su Lim, Sung Hoo Kim, Sung Min Ahn, Hee Uk Kwon

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1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, College of Medicine, Konyang University, Daejeon, Korea.
2Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Inha University College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.

Histamine type 2 (H2) receptor antagonists are widely used for stress ulcer prophylaxis in critical and postoperative care. Though ranitidine is one of the most commonly used H2 receptor antagonists, with a low incidence of adverse reactions, a few anaphylactic reactions associated with ranitidine have been reported. This report describes 2 additional cases of anaphylaxis induced by ranitidine used for stress ulcer prophylaxis.

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