A 27-year-old member asked:
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what is zantac (ranitidine)?

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Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
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.
Answered on Jan 30, 2019
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