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A 26-year-old male asked:

Gastrologist here prescriped me renditine 150 for 2 wks for gerd, i started it & now i feel cheast pain reliefed by making gas or stool, wht to take?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Ranitidine/gas: Tell your doctor, he may want to switch to a PPI like prilosec or prevecid. The effects you are feeling are related to reflux/ gastritis for which ranitidine should work but everyone is different. maalox helps occasionally but has magnesium so can't take too much and for significant pain need a PPI or rantidine H2 blocker. Alos check for H pylori

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Last updated Mar 4, 2015

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