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I take Prilosec in morning and Zantac (ranitidine) at bedtime. Zantac (ranitidine) helped at night for a while. But now it isn't. What can I do.

I take Prilosec in morning and Zantac (ranitidine) at bedtime. Zantac (ranitidine) helped at night for a while. But now it isn't. What can I do.

Increase the prilose: You may take an additional Prilosec at bedtime, or see your doctor for a rx strength
medication. An antacid as an additional
medication may also be helpful.
If you have symptoms of relux over 2 times a week which are unrelieved with over the counter medications, (burning from acid in your esophagus) you should seeyour dr. ...Read more

Dr. Stanley Berger
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Atenolol (Definition)

Atenolol is a relatively long-acting (24 hours) beta-blocker. Beta-blockers as a group of medications calm or slow the heart rate down. They stop the swings in hr from stress or nerves. If someone is on a good dose of a beta-blocker and are startled, the medication suppresses the pounding of your heart. It also won't allow the hr to climb with exercise. It's used to ...Read more


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I eat lots of sugar before bedtime I wake up the next morning with a higher than usual HR. Why is this? HR upon waking 75+. I take atenolol daily 75mg

I eat lots of sugar before bedtime I wake up the next morning with a higher than usual HR. Why is this? HR upon waking 75+. I take atenolol daily 75mg

Diet/HR: Blood sugar elevations may or may not affect your heart rate especially if you are diabetic or pre- diabetic. I suggest a formal glucose tolerance test by your PCP and certainly modifying your diet, avoiding bedtime sugar loading. Call for formal blood testing and also have your thyroid function evaluated. ...Read more

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My doc advised me to take 40mg pantoprazole twice a day and ranitidine 300 mg at bedtime. Is it safe for me?

My doc advised me to take 40mg pantoprazole twice a day and ranitidine 300 mg at bedtime. Is it safe for me?

Nocturnal acid: It is not a standard of care in practice to combine ppi and h2 blocker. It has side effects but there is one study that shows some benefit in lowering the reflux but I don't suggest to do it, see here: addition of a h2 receptor antagonist to ppi improves acid control and decreases nocturnal acid breakthrough.
Mainie i, et al. Journal
j clin gastroenterol. 2008 jul;42 (6):676-9. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed me ranitidine 500mg for my acid reflux. One pill before bedtime. Is that dose too high? I was going to get Zantac 150mg instead.

My doctor prescribed me ranitidine 500mg for my acid reflux. One pill before bedtime. Is that dose too high? I was going to get Zantac 150mg instead.

Ranitidine dosage: Ranitidine/Zantac is the same drug. The former is the generic name. They come in 150mg and 300 mg pills. So it would be difficult to get 500 mg at a time.
Call the doctor's office to clear up the confusion. ...Read more

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I take atenolol 50mg at bedtime for htn & having a lot of swelling in feet, legs in the evenings. Is it ok to split the dose 25 morning and 25 nigot?

I take atenolol 50mg at bedtime for htn & having a lot of swelling in feet, legs in the evenings. Is it ok to split the dose 25 morning and 25 nigot?

It is a bit unusual: For Atenolol to cause significant fluid retention and edema. Splitting the dose will not make a difference. I suspect that the edema is actually from your diet or your hypertension not the medication. You need to discuss this with your health care provider. It could represent hypertension induced renal dysfunction. ...Read more

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Can lebetalol be taken with atenolol?

Can lebetalol be taken with atenolol?

Only if prescribed: These are similar medications and have very similar effects and will cause a drop in your blood pressure. That being said, some people have to be on several medications to have effective control of their blood pressure. Based on your information you needed to be on them. You need to discuss with your physician especially if you are feeling dizzy or lightheaded as you maybe on too much. ...Read more

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Can 10mg celexa (citalopram) be taken with ranitidine?

Can 10mg celexa (citalopram) be taken with ranitidine?

No: Ranitidine (like omeprazole) inhibits the liver enzyme 2c19 that Celexa (citalopram) requires for its metabolism. The combination could cause a build-up of Celexa (citalopram) in your system, exposing you to risks of serotonin syndrome and heart rhythm disturbances. I do not recommend using these two together. ...Read more

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Could Zantac (ranitidine) be taken with ciprofloxacin?

Could Zantac (ranitidine) be taken with ciprofloxacin?

Avoid: Avoid taking antacids or vitamin or mineral supplements with Cipro (ciprofloxacin) as this may also decrease the effectiveness of the medication. ...Read more

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Could ranitidine and Nexium (esomeprazole) be taken at at the same time?

Could ranitidine and Nexium (esomeprazole) be taken at at the same time?

Yes: Yes they can, but usually we recommend patients to take them separately, ie one in the morning and one in the evening for best results. ...Read more

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Can karafate safely be taken with plavix and zantac (ranitidine)? All 3 at the same time

Can karafate safely be taken with plavix and zantac (ranitidine)? All 3 at the same time

Yes: A quick check of my drug interaction application shows no drug interactions for your 3 drugs. There are some concerns about proton pump inhibitors of stomach acid and plavix. Zantac and carafate (sucralfate) are not proton pump inhibitors. ...Read more

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My baby is on 0.6mls ranitidine for reflux - it says that calpol has a minor risk if taken with it- help!?

My baby is on 0.6mls ranitidine for reflux - it says that calpol has a minor risk if taken with it- help!?

Medications: Calpol (paracetamol = Acetaminophen in us) has no drug-drug interactions listed. The main precaution is not to give too much calpol since it can damage the liver. Following directions for each should be safe. ...Read more

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Can Diltiazem and Atenolol be taken together? I happened to check a medication interaction checker &it said 'increases toxicity, serious interaction'?

Can Diltiazem and Atenolol be taken together? I happened to check a medication interaction checker &it said 'increases toxicity, serious interaction'?

If prescribed by a: Health Care Provider who is checking you (especially your blood pressure) the two may be taken together usually in SMALL DOSES!

Hope this helps
(Note Deltiazem is a Calcium Channel Blocker and Atenolol a beta blocker! They are "synergistic" that is athey act together to form a powerful ANTI-HYPERTENSIVE and CARDIOPROTECTIVE result! ...Read more

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Zantac (ranitidine) and ativan ok taken together?

NO INTERACTION: Yes they can. No interaction between Zantac (ranitidine) and Ativan. ...Read more

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Can inderal (propranolol) and atenolol be taken at the same time?

Can inderal (propranolol) and atenolol be taken at the same time?

BOTH same class: Inderal (propranolol) & atenolol are both beta blockers and combined can lead to significant slowing of your pulse! ...Read more

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Can ranitidine, prenatale and seroquel (quetiapine) be taken together?

Can ranitidine, prenatale and seroquel (quetiapine) be taken together?

Yes: If you are planning a pregnancy you need to discuss your medications with your doctor. Ranitidine is category B and Seroquel (quetiapine) is category C. ...Read more

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Why would atenolol taken for tachycardia quit working as well after years of usage?

Tolerance: Any medical problem may change over time, making medication less effective. Arrhythmias may become more prone to occur based on changes in the circuit or underlying heart condition. Other medications may also have an influence. ...Read more

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I forgot whether I taken my atenolol tonight, shall I take it, even if I might double dose? Next dose is in 7.5hrs. Current hr is 58 BP 135/65 bav aaa

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I forgot whether I taken my atenolol tonight, shall I take it, even if I might double dose? Next dose is in 7.5hrs. Current hr is 58 BP 135/65 bav aaa

Please carefully: You condition is not proper for the double dose use of atenolol now, but you need to carefully watch your heart beats or BP in the next two or three hour, if any rise ocurre, use of half dose or even less of atenolol maybe safe and helpful. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse. ...Read more

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Is atenolol a good drug?

Absolutely: If used for htn, angina, or cardiovascular event prevention after a heart attack. ...Read more

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Is atenolol good drug for bp?

Is atenolol good drug for bp?

Atenolol: Yes. It is used widely around the world for blood pressure control. It does come with some side effects but in most cases it is safe and appropriate. ...Read more

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


Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Zantac (Definition)

Zantac is a H2 receptor blocker which is a kind of ...Read more