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how long does it take for acute gastritis to heal... my doctor prescribed zantac (ranitidine)... i take it twice a day.

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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
More info: it depends on what caused the gastritis. did your doctor check for h pylori infection, or do endoscopy? Usually over-the-counter Nexium (esomeprazole) would be stronger than Zantac. When properly diagnosed and treated, gastritis usually resolves within a month or so.
Answered on May 24, 2018

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Time for a change...: Zantac (ranitidine) in doses less than 100mg (otc dosing is 75mg) effectively inhibits basal & nighttime acid output by the stomach. However, food-sti ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Zantac : Try the Zantac that you have at home. Give it a week or two, if not better, then you can try nexium.
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Dr. Laura Anissian
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May take longer: I would give it a week to work, if not, then you may need a different medication. Was this rec by your doctor?

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