A 29-year-old female asked:
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how long after taking a zantac (ranitidine) can i take a probiotic?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
2 different issues: (1) Zantac (ranitidine) is an inhibitor of nerve impulses from brain to upper 2/3 stomach to secret hydrochloric acid; can ↓ secretions by about 100 fold, out of million fold range. (2) Probiotics are concentration of microorganisms/bacteria believed to be beneficial to healthier intestinal function as part of the human biome. Confusion between the two different issues?
Answered on May 22, 2019
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