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Is it safe to take ranitidine while pregnant or breastfeeding

A 37-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
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
47 years experience in Pediatrics
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
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A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Not enough comes across to bother baby.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Probably safe: with breast feeding, no harm done, enjoy your baby
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
24 years experience in Pediatrics
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
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
38 years experience in Pediatrics
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
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience in 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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Gombako-Amos
19 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Zantac (ranitidine) is safe to take in pregnancy and breastfeeding.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience in 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

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