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Is it safe to take ranitidine while pregnant or breastfeeding

A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Yes: Ranitidine, now an over-the-counter product known as zantac, has been well studied in pregnancy. And for good reason! heartburn is very common in th... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: This drug falls into the lower risk category for both pregnancy and during breast feeding.
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
Pediatric Cardiology 20 years experience
Probably safe: Ranitidine is pregnancy class B - no demonstrated risk in animal studies, probably safe in 2nd & 3rd trimesters. Also considered "probably safe" i... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Safe. : It is safe to take zantac (ranitidine) while u r breast feeding. U can consult the following website for all ur queries about any medication and breas... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Zantac (ranitidine) is ok to take while breatfeeding.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Category B: as safe as you can get in pregnancy, Take if needed and check with your OB.
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Not enough comes across to bother baby.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Probably safe: with breast feeding, no harm done, enjoy your baby
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Probably not: You said he's a toddler. If the bruises are on areas that are commonly bruised in a toddler it is probably fine. If he has petechial blood spots in hi... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Nursing: See if the hospital where you delivered your baby has a lactation consultant. I'm assuming the ranitidine is for GERD. Make sure that the baby hasn't ... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Gombako-Amos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Medication frequency: Zantac (ranitidine) is listed in a safer category for pregnancy. You typically can take zantac (ranitidine) 75 as needed to a maximum daily dose of 30... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: Zantac (ranitidine) is safe to take in pregnancy and breastfeeding.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
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

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