I am 24 years old and suffering from peptic ulcers. I have to admit here that I am a smoker and I smoke around 2-3 cigarrettes/day. my peptic ulcer problem is for the last one year now. I was getting ranitidine earlier but because of its side-effects I had to discontinue it. Now my doctor has recommended hyomax-sl. I want to know what precautions to take before having hyomax-sl? Anybody using this drug for some other conditions?