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How long does ranitidine take to work

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
31 years experience Gastroenterology
About an hour: It usually takes this long to lower the acid level in the stomach for any noticeable difference.

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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
30 minutes or so: But if you can't swallow, this pill will not help you. Besides the fact that if you can't swallow the pill won't go down, difficulty swallowing is a s ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Go see your doctor: Pantaloc is not a brand sold here in the states. By searching online, it appears to be a brand of pantoprazole, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi) which is ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
May take longer: I would give it a week to work, if not, then you may need a different medication. Was this rec by your doctor?
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imtiaz Chaudhry
27 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Zantac (ranitidine) for acid: Usually in 30 minutes you should be having some affect but may vary in everyone.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
A few days.: Ranitidine does not last long in your body. If you stop taking it, then your stomach acid will not be reduced after just a few days of stopping it. If ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Dose dependent...: Zantac (ranitidine) is an h2-blocker that comes in many strengths because the more drug you take the more effectively it modulates acid production. Fu ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
As long as: As long as you need it, but you should really try to find out what is causing the problem. For example, regular use of nsaids may be a cause.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Jones
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1 hour : Or less if it's gonna work.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Edelson
34 years experience Emergency Medicine
Immediately: Zantac (ranitidine) will decrease acid production and Maalox will help buffer the acid already in your stomach. For my patients having indigestion I ... Read More
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