A 47-year-old member asked:
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how long am i supposed to take gastritis ranitidine for?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 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.
Answered on Nov 7, 2013

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