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How long should you take ranitidine

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imtiaz Chaudhry
26 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
34 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 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 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Edelson
33 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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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
2 different issues: (1) Zantac (ranitidine) is an inhibitor of nerve impulses from brain to upper 2/3 stomach to secret hydrochloric acid; can ↓ secretions by about 100 f ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramon Colina
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Some meds: Some medications like certain antibiotics and thyroid medications. You should take it at least 6 hr appart.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Zantac (ranitidine): As long as you are on Aspirin and Plavix (dual antiplatelet drugs) you are at risk for gastritis. Hence it is better to continue zantac (ranitidine) t ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Brown
25 years experience Gastroenterology
Antral gastritis : Depending on the PPI medication orH2 blocker used (such as zantac) it may take as much as 4 to 6 weeks. Be patient for a little while
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Right away. No: interaction.

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