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A 39-year-old male asked:

does zantac (ranitidine) work well, or are there better options?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I try to avoid: making assumptions. Maybe you can tell us a little about the problem - so we have context to make possible recommendations. Take care.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Side effects of ranitidine?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Ranitidine effects: Allergic reaction like to any drug, easy bruisingchange in heart rate fast or slower, vision problems, fever, sore throat, nausea, stomach painfeverchest pain, shortness of breath less serious headache, drowsiness, sleep problems, decrease sex drive.
A 27-year-old member asked:

What is zantac (ranitidine)?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
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 general hi acid states. It may be safer to use long-term than the other popular acid blockers (ppi's) e.g. Prilosec. Interestingly, since Zantac is a histamine blocker it can also be used for 'allergy' or hives.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Are there some side effects of zantac (ranitidine)?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Uncommon-a bunch: Generally safe drug, available otc. Rarely can cause rash, liver problems, blood problems, kidney problems, allergic reaction; can cause headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, dizziness, vertigo, malaise.Lots of potential drug interactions.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of Zantac (ranitidine) (ranatidine)?

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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Zantac (ranitidine): Cardiovascular changes in heart rate), central nervous system (dizziness, sedation, confusion, headache, anxiety, malaise, hallucinations) skin - rash endocrine: breast enlargement gi : nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain hepatitis joints: joint pain hematological : anemia, low platelet count, low white blood cell count, elevated kidney function test rare side effects vasculitis (vascular inflammati.
Landfall, MN
A 28-year-old female asked:

My friends on methadon an she's triing to take Zantac (ranitidine) to is that ok or is that bad an ishould tri taking it from her?

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Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Probably not: Zantac (ranitidine) does not seem to affect the enzyme system responsible for Methadone metabolism so it appears safe to use both. Your friend should see a physician regarding long-term use of Zantac (ranitidine) anywqay., Methadone taken over prolonged periods can induce its own metabolism.

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