A 32-year-old female asked:
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how long does gastritis take to heal? had it for 7 weeks now, been taking probiotics, zantac, (ranitidine) buscopan and eating fresh food and its getting worse

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Time for a change...: Zantac (ranitidine) in doses less than 100mg (otc dosing is 75mg) effectively inhibits basal & nighttime acid output by the stomach. However, food-stimulated acid production & tobacco/ nsaid/ alcohol injury may need bigger "guns." prescription-strength doses of zantac (ranitidine) are 150-300mg twice daily. Stop tobacco, nsaids, & drinking alcohol, & ask your doctor if time to switch medication or to get further testing.
Answered on Mar 18, 2018
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Dr. Laura Anissian
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May take longer: I would give it a week to work, if not, then you may need a different medication. Was this rec by your doctor?
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Dr. Howard Brown
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Antral gastritis : Depending on the PPI medication orH2 blocker used (such as zantac) it may take as much as 4 to 6 weeks. Be patient for a little while
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