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Can i take cefuroxime (500 mg) with ranitidine?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Should be: Ok. Maybe spread them out a bit in case the low acid situation decreases the absorption of the antibiotic.
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Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Reduce effectiveness: Ranitidine has been show to reduce the Cefuroxime levels when taken together.This may result in antibiotic failure. If you must use ranitidine, take Cefuroxime at least 2 hours before your ranitidine dose.Peak level of Cefuroxime ~2 hours after an oral dose allow 8-12hr before next dose(ranitidine out of body) some side effects diarrhea, heartburn. See you doctor if your symptoms persist/worsen.
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