A 25-year-old female asked:
i get immediately flushed/splotchy when i drink alcohol, and to prevent that i have been taking zantac (ranitidine) each time before i drink. is that safe?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 21 years experience
It's ok: I can't see how it could cause any problems. Zantac (ranitidine) is an antihistamine that decreases stomach acid production, so there shouldbn't be any interaction. It could be that you are getting a histamine release with the alcohol. You might see if it's with all alcohols or a component in the alcohol or if an antihistamine like loratidine or Cetirizine would help.
5692 viewsAnswered Jun 25, 2018
Last updated Jun 25, 2018
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