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i had a allergic reaction to ciprofloxacin and the er doctor prescribed me zantac (ranitidine) for the allergic reaction is that normal?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
No: Zantac (ranitidine) (a H2 reverse agonist) does nothing by itself to control allergic reactions although it may at times be helpful when used together with a classical antihistamine particularly for itchy hives.

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