A 22-year-old male asked:
is zantac (ranitidine) and cetirizine safe to take long term. i have mast cell activation disorder so use these for symptom relief and prevention?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Zacharisen answered
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Mast cell activation disorder can be a difficult disorder to treat. Thankfully, both Cetirizine and zantac (ranitidine) have very favorable side effect profiles so they can be used long term with minimal risk.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
Dr. Ronald Cox answered
26 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Long term use of these medicines are common without significant issues. With mast cell disease its important to control your symptoms. Make sure that you have regular follow up with your doctor.
Answered on May 1, 2017
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