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can i take zantac (ranitidine) with prilosec? im going to be switching from zantac (ranitidine) to prilosec and want to make sure its safe to take zantac (ranitidine) with it for a few days

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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
ZANTAC (ranitidine) AND PRILOSEC: Althogh it is safe to take Zantac (ranitidine) with Prilosec as these two work differently to cut down the acid production, and sometimes in difficult to control cases of esophageal reflux we do use them in combination.But you can switch to Prilosec and stop Zantac (ranitidine) as it can be stopped, Prilosec is stronger acid supresser then zantac (ranitidine).
Answered on Sep 30, 2019
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