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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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My son is 17mths, 40lbs & healthy he takes zyrtec qd with Zantac (ranitidine) bid & Pulmicort 0.5mg 1qd. What OTC can I get for cough/congestion for him?

My son is 17mths, 40lbs & healthy he takes zyrtec qd with Zantac (ranitidine) bid & Pulmicort 0.5mg 1qd. What OTC can I get for cough/congestion for him?

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, the best way to treat his cough is with his asthma and allergy medication regimen (including albuterol) and following up with his pediatrician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Whenever I get hot I start to itch, I had hives prior but they're gone I'm currently on zantac (ranitidine) and Zyrtec (Costco brand). It doesn't seem to work.

Whenever I get hot I start to itch, I had hives prior but they're gone I'm currently on zantac (ranitidine) and Zyrtec (Costco brand). It doesn't seem to work.

Cholinergic?: There is a condition known as cholinergic urticaria (small bumps) which occurs during the cooling down period after a rise in core body temperature (hot shower, exercise, stress etc). If this fits your pattern, then try taking the antihistamine up to every 8 hrs to see if this may work. ...Read more

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I feel like I am currently having palipations. Nerves probably don't help it either. I am taking Zantac (ranitidine) zyrtec and steroid I think it's Zantac (ranitidine) idk? ?

I feel like I am currently having palipations. Nerves probably don't help it either. I am taking Zantac (ranitidine) zyrtec and steroid I think it's Zantac (ranitidine) idk? ?

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 important to reliably determine which medication is the problem. A day on followed by a day off the medication (repeat with all suspected meds) should help you decide. See your doctor for evaluation of palpitations if they persist. ...Read more

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Zyrtec/Zantac combo for hives? Had hives for over a yr. Allergist found nothing. Keeps saying it'll "go away." GP presc. Z/Z combo. An antacid? Why?

Zyrtec/Zantac combo for hives? Had hives for over a yr. Allergist found nothing. Keeps saying it'll "go away." GP presc. Z/Z combo. An antacid? Why?

More than antacid: Zantac (ranitidine) is a selective histamine receptor blocker. Histamine release may cause hives in some patients and blocking both kinds of receptors (H1 with Zyrtec and H2 with Zantac (ranitidine)) may be helpful. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) and cetirizine safe to take long term. I have mast cell activation disorder so use these for symptom relief and prevention?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) and cetirizine safe to take long term. I have mast cell activation disorder so use these for symptom relief and prevention?

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. ...Read more

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Itchy spots on neck, upper arms, low back seems to help when I use my hairdryer.. taking Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg and zyrtex.. not helping.

Itchy spots on neck, upper arms, low back seems to help when I use my hairdryer.. taking Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg and zyrtex.. not helping.

See doctor: Since cooling is usually more soothing for itching, your response to heat is of interest. If taking Zyrtec (cetirizine) up to 4x daily does not help, then you may have something other than the usual hives. Consult an allergist or dermatologist if the problem persists or worsens. ...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 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 it safe to take benefiber and Zantac (ranitidine) together? Not sure why it wouldn't be but asking to make sure.

It is safe: Not sure why you care though because I'm not aware of any medical condition that calls for this combination of substances. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could take zegerid and Zantac (ranitidine) together?

Can you tell me if I could take zegerid and Zantac (ranitidine) together?

Interaction: There may be minor interaction (http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1991-1283, 1751-11098) ...Read more

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Can you take cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Zantac together?

Can you take cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Zantac together?

YES: There is no adverse interactions between Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and zantac, and they can be safely taken together. ...Read more

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Can you take Zantac (ranitidine) and omeprazole together?

Can you take Zantac (ranitidine) and omeprazole together?

Yes, but they work: Differently and need to be taken during different times of the day. Omeprazole needs to be taken before breakfast, and Zantac (ranitidine) after dinner. ...Read more

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Can you take Zantac (ranitidine) and omeprazole together?

Can you take Zantac (ranitidine) and omeprazole together?

You can, if: Usually it is one or the other. However you can use both if you have severe gerd or peptic ulcer disease, because of their different modes of action. If bleeding, sucralfate is added. ...Read more

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Can you take prilosec and nexium (esomeprazole) together? Can I take zantac at night after taking prilosec in the afternoon?

Can you take prilosec and nexium (esomeprazole) together? Can I take zantac at night after taking prilosec in the afternoon?

Drug interactions: Prilosec is a brand of generic omeprazole. Nexium is a brand of generic esomeprazole, which is left mirror image of omeprazole. Therefore, you only take one, not both proton pump inhibitors (PPI). Zantac is brand of generic ranitidine, which is an H2 blocker, which isn't as powerful as PPI but can be used in conjunction w/PPI. Try lifestyle modifications to avoid acid reflux: http://goo. Gl/yJXqxR ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Pepcid an Zantac (ranitidine) together while pregnant?

Is it safe to take Pepcid an Zantac (ranitidine) together while pregnant?

Zantac&pepcid/pregna: Zantac (ranitidine) and Pepcid are identical meds, even though both are considered safe during pregnancy why take both which has the same mode of action, these are both h2receptor blockers
so take either on of these in full doses if needed. ...Read more

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Can you take nystatin, tums & Zantac (ranitidine) together?

Can you take nystatin, tums & Zantac (ranitidine) together?

Sure: Why not? Just remember to chew only the Tums (calcium carbonate). ...Read more

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Can I take omeprazole and Zantac (ranitidine) extra strength pill together since the omeprazole doesn't work much with my gerd?

Yes, but chk it out: You can use both medications if you need them to control your significant gerd/reflux trouble, but I would advise checking it out with your doc to see why you are having such bad reflux. An infection such as helical pylori causing gastritis/ulcers? Hiatal hernia? Nonulcerative dyspepsia? Minimize alcohol, caffiene, and minty/spicy foods n don't eat before bed. Don't smoke. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I take tums and Zantac (ranitidine) together during pregnancy?

Can I take tums and Zantac (ranitidine) together during pregnancy?

Yes: Zantac (ranitidine) is a good drug to prevent acid reflux over time. It does not work immediately though. Tums are good for immediate relief of acid reflux but it does not help with long term prevention. Both are safe for use in pregnancy ...Read more

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Can I take, tums, Zantac (ranitidine) and gas x all together?

Can I take, tums, Zantac (ranitidine) and gas x all together?

Yes: If you need to, but usually one or the other is all you need. If it is not working, make appointment with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Can I take librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) on an empty stomach? Also, can I take zantac and librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) together before lunch and dinner?

Can I take librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) on an empty stomach? Also, can I take zantac and librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) together before lunch and dinner?

Meds: There can be interaction between zantac and Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) although the interaction is minor. It should be safe to take together.
Although uncommon the zantac can raise librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) level. This would cause dry mouth, constipation, blurry vision. ...Read more

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Can you take Claritin and Zyrtec together?

Can you take Claritin and Zyrtec together?

NO: They are both antihistamines and would not be useful or safe taken together!

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Can I take zyrtec and allegra (fexofenadine) together?

Can I take zyrtec and allegra (fexofenadine) together?

Not advisable: I would not take both at the same time because these medications do the same thing and can have additive effects if used together. They are both antihistamines for the treatment of allergies. If one of these alone is not helping, sometimes switching to the other one is helpful. If none of these remedies work, then consultation with your doctor or allergist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Can you take zyrtec (cetirizine) and benadrly together?

Can you take zyrtec (cetirizine) and benadrly together?

Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is time tested old antihistamine and works well. It can cause drowsiness so use it before going to bed. Zyrtec causes less or no drowsiness and can be taken in the morning or day time. Most antihistamines quit working after a while. In that case consider allergy evaluation to treat the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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Can you take zyrtec and tamiflu (oseltamivir) together?

Can you take zyrtec and tamiflu (oseltamivir) together?

Yes, if...: If a person was able to take zyrtec and tamiflu (oseltamivir) separately in the past, without any problems related to the medications, then she should be able to take them at the same time, together. If any concerns arise, she can ask the doctor who prescribed the tamiflu (oseltamivir). ...Read more

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Can I take clariton d and zyrtec (cetirizine) d together?

Can I take clariton d and zyrtec (cetirizine) d together?

Not a great idea: There is likely no added benefit of taking these two medications together. The real question is what kind of symptoms are you attempting to treat. There are other medication that can treat nasal symptoms that are better than antihistamines with decongestant including intranasal steroid sprays. See an Allergist if you would like more guidance on what combination of meds can improve your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take zyrtec (cetirizine) and claratin together?

Is it possible for me to take zyrtec (cetirizine) and claratin together?

Yes, but why?: Zyrtec (cetirizine) and Claritin (loratadine) are both new generation antihistamines. While it is fine to take both antihistamines, it should not be necessary. Most patients find relief with one or the other. If symptoms are not controlled and a person feels the need to take both, consider seeing an allergist for an evaluation and different medication regimen. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take zyrtec (cetirizine) and cold medicine together?

Yes you can: You can take both medications together without any serious side effects providing that you take both at the recommended otc doses. ...Read more

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The zyrtec alone isn't helping. Anyone else take Claritin (loratadine) with zyrtec together?

The zyrtec alone isn't helping. Anyone else take Claritin (loratadine) with zyrtec together?

See below: That would not be advised. Again, treating allergies adequately, depends upon the symptoms you are having. For congestion, you need a decongestant, such as Allegra d. Also, nasal steroid sprays are an another alternative. ...Read more

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Can you take clairton d and zyrtec (cetirizine) together?

Can you take clairton d and zyrtec (cetirizine) together?

Not recommended.: Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec have similar action and taking them together will result in duplication and additives side effects (headache, drowsiness, dry mouth, fatigue).It is best to avoid taking both medications together except under the care of a physician. If neither Claritin (loratadine) d nor zyrtec d is helpful, then see your physician for evaluation and care. ...Read more

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Cetirizine (Definition)

Ceftirizine is the generic name of an antihistamine previously marketed under the ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Zyrtec (Definition)

Zyrtec is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more