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Took one Zantac how long does it last

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not monitored: Zantac is not a substance of abuse and would not need to be tracked for elimination from the body. Most of it would be out of your system in a day or ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Dyspepsia: Are your symptoms related to reflux or hyperacidity? If so, these medications should offer relief quickly. If you're referring to postmeal bloating an ... Read More
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Dr. Frank Holmes
23 years experience Sports Medicine
No: Expired meds are rarely dangerous. They just may not work as effectively as their potency drops with age.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: Twice daily dosing of that medication is fine. Approximately 12 hours apart.
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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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: If you have reflux symptoms, the answer is yes. Consider avoiding eating or drinking 3 hours prior to bedtime.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
The same: These simply are the same amount in total. No difference in effect either way.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
10 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it is safe: It is safe for long term use But let your doctor know you are taking it
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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