A member asked:

Can take zantac (ranitidine) or something else while trying to wean off prilosec? prilosec not helping at all anymore. have gerd & stomach polyps recent upper endo

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Dr. Georgia Latham answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Yes: Zantac (ranitidine) has a totally different mechanism of action than Prilosec. It is safe to take up to 150 mg twice a day. Starting a lower dose of 150 mg once a day may be advisable and if this is not enough to control your symptoms, you may increase it to 150 mg twice a day. It is important to make sure that you are not infected with H.pylori. H.pylori requires specific treatment.

Answered 6/4/2015



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