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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

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.
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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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