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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
Antiacid stomach med: Zantac (ranitidine) is a histamine-2 (h2 blocker) which blocks acid secretion in the stomach. It can be used for esophageal reflux (gerd) or other ge ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Decrease acid prod.: Histamine receptor blocker (h2 blocker) which cuts down on a id production. This allows healing of stomach and esophagus inflammation, ulcers. Strong ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Probably not: It is higher than the recommended maximum daily dose of 300 mg but it should not present any major issues.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rafoth
50 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes, but: Depends on how long it has been expired. Effectiveness will diminish with time (years).
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Acid Reflux Med: Treats and prevents heartburn with acid indigestion. Also treats stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), and conditions that cause you ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Zantac (ranitidine) and anxiety: Anxiety is extremely rare in zantac (ranitidine) use. But, it has been reported. The only way to know is to stop the zantac (ranitidine). If that is t ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
The same: These simply are the same amount in total. No difference in effect either way.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
No: Zantac is a histamine-type 2 blocker that helps to reduce stomach acid production in the stomach. It's generic name is ranitidine and does not contain ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
9 years experience Family Medicine
Not recommended: Risks outweigh benefits. Taking three 150 mg pills probably would not cause toxicity though it also would not likely provide more relief. Current reco ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Omeprazole/Zantac: Although you can take it together, it is unlikely you will get much more relief than your prescribed omeprazole. If the omeprazole that has been presc ... Read More

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