A 22-year-old male asked:
Disclaimer

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
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
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
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: You should keep taking them.
Answered on Sep 14, 2013

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Cold meds in child: Over the counter cough and cold preparations are no longer FDA approved or recommended for children under the age of 2. Since your child is asthmatic ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gena Kluwe
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Caution advised: Zantac (ranitidine) and midodrine interact causing increased levels of both drugs.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: No problem.
1
1 thank
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Medication reactions: If the side-effect you suspect is not serious or causing symptoms such as dizziness, , nausea, shortness of breath or chest pains, it might be importa ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month