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can you take zantac while pregnant

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Generally , yes...: ... But I would discuss this with your obstetrician before you begin taking it, since even generally safe medicines can have rare side effects. Ther ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rafoth
51 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Yes, but separate the Gaviscon from the zantac (ranitidine) by an hour or two as the Gaviscon can cuase poorer absorption of the zantac (ranitidine) ( ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
29 years experience Family Medicine
Category B: Zantac is considered a category B medication, so it is considered safe to take during pregnancy by the FDA. You should always discuss any medications ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends...: What are you treating? If just indigestion, then antacids consumed 1 ; 3 hours after a meal and at bedtime may be helpful in the majority of patients, ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jill Butler
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Both these medications can help with morning sickness and do not interact with each other.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
No problem: Zantac (ranitidine) is safe to take while pregnant. Acid reflux is a common problem, especially late in pregnancy, and zantac (ranitidine) is one of t ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Zantac (ranitidine) is safe to take in pregnancy and breastfeeding.
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Yes but...: Both medications are safe to take during pregnancy and there are no drug interactions. However, they are essentially the same so there's no reason to ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Zantac (ranitidine) is a good drug to prevent acid reflux over time. It does not work immediately though. Tums are good for immediate relief of acid r ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine DeGeorge
12 years experience Family Medicine
Safe!: Yes, Zantac (ranitidine) is safe during pregnancy. There is human data that showed no harms to fetuses.

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