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# With reference to which classification has the statement, “ranitidine is an antacid” been given?

16.2     With reference to which classification has the statement, “ranitidine is an antacid” been given?

The given statement refers to the classification of the pharmacological effects of the drug. This is because drugs which are used to counteract(decrease the level of HCl) the effect of excess acid secretion in the stomach is known as an antacid. Ranitidine belongs to the class of histamine receptors blockers, where they block the activity of $H_{2}$ receptors present in the stomach(cause of secretion of gastric acid).