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Dr. Sanjay Talati
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Ranitidine (Definition)

Treats and prevents heartburn with acid indigestion. Also treats stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid (such as zollinger-ellison syndrome). This medicine ...Read more


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Is diflucan safe? I take a beta blocker and have occasional palps. Also take zantac, xyzal, (levocetirizine) and anusol suppository. Any of these mix badly?

Is diflucan safe? I take a beta blocker and have occasional palps. Also take zantac, xyzal, (levocetirizine) and anusol suppository. Any of these mix badly?

Not totally: It may affect the liver function which should be checked if Diflucan (fluconazole) is taken on a long-term basis. However I do not see any danger sign in the mixture you are taking. ...Read more

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Will taking daily xyzal (levocetirizine) & Zantac help protect me from allergic reactions to meds? Am allergic to so many now that I'm afraid of everything.

Will taking daily xyzal (levocetirizine) & Zantac help protect me from allergic reactions to meds? Am allergic to so many now that I'm afraid of everything.

Xyzal (levocetirizine) & Zantac: Xyzal (levocetirizine) is an antihistamine & zantac a stomach acid reducer. While the former would be helpful with drugs that elicit a histaminic response the latter would help with drugs that inhibit prostaglandins (eg. Nsaids). There are various other pathways that lead to drug effects and side-effects, therefore xyzal (levocetirizine) & zantac would not offer universal protection against drug side-effects. Indeed no drug will. ...Read more

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My allergic drug reactions usually consist of hives. Now that I take xyzal&zantac, am I at least somewhat protected from drug reactions if one occurs?

My allergic drug reactions usually consist of hives. Now that I take xyzal&zantac, am I at least somewhat protected from drug reactions if one occurs?

Yes: Both of those medicines help treat allergic reactions, but if you are very sensitive you still may get hives. If you have breathing difficulties from a reaction seek emergency care immediately. ...Read more

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If a person pre-medicates w/xyzal & zantac, (ranitidine) can they take an nsaid drug, if that drug has caused minor hives in the past? Get skin reaction only.

Possibly: Both xyzal (levocetirizine) & zantac have anti-histamine effects & may decrease or eliminate a mild reaction to nsaid. However, this can be dangerous. Repeat exposures to something you are allergic to can be more severe, including breathing & swallowing difficulties, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or mouth. 6 classes of nsaids exist; you may not be allergic to other NSAID classes. An allergist may help a lot. ...Read more

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Does premedicating w/xyzal, Zantac (ranitidine) allow a mildly allergic person to slowly start taking aspirin again if under a drs care? Was mildly allergc to asp.

Does premedicating w/xyzal, Zantac (ranitidine) allow a mildly allergic person to slowly start taking aspirin again if under a drs care? Was mildly allergc to asp.

Needs allergist: Supervision since some allergic reactions to Aspirin could be serious. There may be better ways to desensitize you. ...Read more

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If I premedicate w/xyzal, zantac, (ranitidine) can I start using nsaids again, even tho they caused minor hives in the past? Allergist says yes, but I'm nervous.

If I premedicate w/xyzal, zantac, (ranitidine) can I start using nsaids again, even tho they caused minor hives in the past? Allergist says yes, but I'm nervous.

No: This is not correct, and I would not do it at home, if you need to take nsaids, you need to be desensitized under strict protocols and in a medical setting, not in an office setting. ...Read more

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Altho aspirin, ibuprofen have caused mild hives, I need asp for various reasons. I now medicate daily w/xyzal, zantac (ranitidine). Slowly start asp again? Safe?

Altho aspirin, ibuprofen have caused mild hives, I need asp for various reasons. I now medicate daily w/xyzal, zantac (ranitidine). Slowly start asp again? Safe?

NO: Your Aspirin and Ibuprofen allergy is significant and you may put yourself in a potentially life threatening situation if you take them. If you need Aspirin get desensitized, see an allergist. ...Read more

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Can I take gaviscon with zantac and ativan?

Anxiety, GERD, Ulcer: Ativan is for Anxiety.

Zantac is to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and hyperacidity.
Gaviscon is for acid indigestion and heartburn.

Due to possible tolerance with Ativan and lack of improvement, Discuss with Psychiatrist:
•Diagnosis of Anxiety
•Tolerance with Ativan
•Therapy for stresses in your life
•Medication
•Breathing Relaxation
•Visual Imagery of National Parks
•Meditation. ...Read more

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Can you take Zantac (ranitidine) and pepcid?

Yes: But if your symptoms are severe enough, it would be a good idea to consult a gastroenterologist. Both drugs do the same thing in suppressing acid and you are just doubling up on the drug by taking both together. Do note that zantac (ranitidine) may cause diarrhea in some people. ...Read more

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Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) with tamiflu?

Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) with tamiflu?

That should be: Alright! . I don't see any contrraindications. ...Read more

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Can you take Zantac (ranitidine) and then zanax?

Can you take Zantac (ranitidine) and then zanax?

Yes...: Zantac is indicated for treatment of heartburn and indigestion. I'm assuming the second drug you mention above is xanax, (alprazolam) which is a medication for for anxiety. There is no interaction between them so they could be taken together if you wanted to. ...Read more

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Can I take Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) with zantac?

Only if recommended: Dexilent and zantac (ranitidine) both suppress the acid in the stomach and normally both are not taken together. The exceptions are resistant GERD which does not get better with one and both are prescribed to control the acidity for short period of time
Consult your doctor or Gastroenterologist if you should take both ...Read more

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Can you take Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) with zantac?

Yes: I often have patients take proton pump inhibitors like Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) or Prilosec in the morning and zantac at night. ...Read more

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Can I take Pepcid and Zantac (ranitidine) together?

Not necessary: These drugs are in the same class and usually are not taken together... ...Read more

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Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) 1 hour before micronor?

Zantac (ranitidine): You may take zantac (ranitidine) an hour before micronor without interference. ...Read more

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Took one tecta at 1pm can I take 1 zantac 150 at 10pm?

Took one tecta at 1pm can I take 1 zantac 150 at 10pm?

Yes: If you have reflux symptoms, the answer is yes. Consider avoiding eating or drinking 3 hours prior to bedtime. ...Read more

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Can I take Zantac and protonix (pantoprazole) together?

Can I take Zantac and protonix (pantoprazole) together?

If there: Is a medical reason to do this. Do so has been shown to be safe (as long as there is a reason to take it and you have no reasons not to take them). Hrs, md ww. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more

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Is pepto bismol safe to, take with zantac (ranitidine)?

Is pepto bismol safe to, take with zantac (ranitidine)?

Considered safe: There is generally no evidence of adverse reactions when taking pepto bismol with zantac (ranitidine). Consult with your doctor as always. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Zantac (ranitidine) while on citalopram?

Is it ok to take Zantac (ranitidine) while on citalopram?

Yes: Using these two medicines together should be safe. But while taking them, limit or abstain from alcohol use. ...Read more

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How far apart can I take Prilosec and zantac (ranitidine)?

How far apart can I take Prilosec and zantac (ranitidine)?

A couple of hours: Prilosec should be taken 30-60 mins before a meal and zantac (ranitidine) nearly at any time. There is no major advantage in taking them both at the same time. ...Read more

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Can I take Zantac while taking dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

Stomache and gas pai: Yes, preferrably not at the same time.
Both meds work on different mechanisms.
Dexilant is a stomach acid pump inhibitor, should be taking before meal.
Zantac works on the anti-histamine receptor in the stomach, also should take it before meal.
If you been advised to take both medicines for your stomach pain, take the ppi before the biggest meal of the day (or the most symptomatic time) first. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) safe to take twice daily when pregnant?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) safe to take twice daily when pregnant?

Generally, yes...: . .. But I would discuss this with your obstetrician before you begin taking it, since even generally safe medicines can have rare side effects. There are ways to help reduce the amount of acid reflux during pregnancy, which he/she can go into with you. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long after taking a Zantac (ranitidine) can I take a probiotic?

How long after taking a Zantac (ranitidine) can I take a probiotic?

2 different issues: (1) Zantac (ranitidine) is an inhibitor of nerve impulses from brain to upper 2/3 stomach to secret hydrochloric acid; can ↓ secretions by about 100 fold, out of million fold range. (2) Probiotics are concentration of microorganisms/bacteria believed to be beneficial to healthier intestinal function as part of the human biome. Confusion between the two different issues? ...Read more

Xyzal (Definition)

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine that is used to treat the symptoms of hay fever and allergies like runny nose, stuffy ...Read more


Dr. Gary Pess
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Levocetirizine (Definition)

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine that is used to treat the symptoms of hay fever and allergies like runny nose, stuffy ...Read more