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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

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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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 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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I took (1) 75mg Zantac around 1:30 pm today. It is now 6pm. Can I take (1) 40mg omeprazole?

I took (1) 75mg Zantac around 1:30 pm today. It is now 6pm. Can I take (1) 40mg omeprazole?

Odd timing!: If you must take a combination of PPI and H2 therapy, consider moving your omeprazole to before breakfast, and your Zantac to before bedtime for optimal effect. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 60mg of dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) 40mg omeprazole, and 150mg of Zantac daily?

Overkill: Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and Omeprazole belong to the same category of meds (ppi) different delivery system and zantac is h2 blocker which blocks acid production at a later part of the spectrum than ppi. We have mixed ppi and h2 blockers for severe gerd or persistent acid (tested by monitoring) but not two ppi as the side effects can increase like hypomagnesemia. ...Read more

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I have GERD and take omeprazole and Zantac (ranitidine) for more than 2 years I've food stuck and recently diagnosed with hiatal hernia what should I do?

Concerned: I would recommend you follow up with a gastroenterologist. If your symptoms have persisted for this long with the food getting stuck, you may an an egd (camera down esophagus) to look for a blockage or stricture. ...Read more

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Zantac (ranitidine) caused me shortness of breath after a few days. Will omeprazole do the same?

Unlikely: Zantac (ranitidine) is an h2 blocker and Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor. They are very different chemically and have very different mechanisms of action. The likelihood of this same side effect is very low. ...Read more

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I am on Zantac (ranitidine) and I was taking omeprazole. Been on the two meds for overly acidic stomach and IM. Taking meds for 4 weeks now. Still not 100%???

I am on Zantac (ranitidine) and I was taking omeprazole. Been on the two meds for overly acidic stomach and IM. Taking meds for 4 weeks now. Still not 100%???

More eval needed: Assuming you have changed your diet to exclude alcohol, caffeine, carbonated beverages, spicy greasy foods, citrus and tomatoe products, onion and garlic, peppermint, etc, and still with problems, you need more work up to rule out H. pylori and ulcer ...Read more

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5 wks of 7.5mg Omeprazole was giving my 10 wk baby insomnia, started on Zantac (ranitidine) 1 ml x 3 on Tues. Reflux now much worse & baby very upset, do I persevere?

Reflux: The meds usually don't have much of an effect on the quantity of spit up. They help with the irritability of the reflux to prevent acid from causing the pain. It's all weight dependent so without a weight can't say if the Zantac (ranitidine) is the correct dosage or not. If the quantity is a lot then we sometimes thicken feeds through the bottle to help the reflux. ...Read more

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Bubbly, gurgling sensation in stomach with belching and passing gas. Some tenderness in stomach. Zantac (ranitidine) and omeprazole calm it down. Thoughts?

Bubbly, gurgling sensation in stomach with belching and passing gas. Some tenderness in stomach. Zantac (ranitidine) and omeprazole calm it down. Thoughts?

Stomach issue: When does this occur, time of day? Also is it after a meal? Do you have change in bowel habits? What is diet like? How much alcohol do you drink and how soon before bed?

Depending on patients body habitus, diet, alcohol consumption use of OTC NSAIDS or aspirin, and family history; this could be as simple as a gastritis. Or something that would be amenable to a change in diet. ...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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Which is safer to take. 150mg ranitidine or 20mg omeprazole?

Both are very safe: Omeprazole is on average more effective overall, and sustains the effectiveness over the long term. If you are happy on ranitidine, there is no reason to change. Omeprazole has been associated with osteoporosis, and certain antibiotic associated diarrheas, and other rare side effects. As drugs go, it is very safe and very few people have problems with it. ...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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I took a 40mg prilosec, prescribed, can I take a zantac (ranitidine)? I just started the script and I need instant relief

I took a 40mg prilosec, prescribed, can I take a zantac (ranitidine)? I just started the script and I need instant relief

Not best choice: If you need instant relief you need to take something that will directly neutralize the stomach acidity, such as TUMS, (calcium carbonate) Rolaids, Mylanta etc. Prilosec (a PPI) and Zantac (H2 blocker) both act to cause the stomach to make less acid, but they don't immediately neutralize the acid already there. **PPI's like Prilosec can be "addicting" see:. http://bit. Ly/1HDj7EB ...Read more

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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.

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

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I usually take Prilosec in am and Zantac (ranitidine) 150 in pm. I ran out of prilosec. Can't buy any for a week. Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) 150 twice a day?

Best to discuss...: ...With your doctor when it comes to and individual's dose of medications. But I will tell you that zantac (ranitidine) 150mg twice a day is a common prescription dose of the medicine. ...Read more

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Can you take both Prilosec and Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflux?

Gerd: These medications have differing mechanisms of action and usually it's not necessary to take them together although I don't think it is harmful to do so. Zantac (ranitidine) has a quicker onset of action and thus relieves heartburn quicker, but overall, taking prilosec daily is more effective for most patients but should there be breakthrough heartburn, taking a zantac (ranitidine) in addition for quick relief may help. ...Read more

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I have been on omeprazole for a long time can I substitute this with ranitidine and is it safe to take 600mg daily. I have 300mg daily?

See below: Omeprazole is stronger acid inhibitor than ranitidine, but if gerd symptoms have improved significantly, can try the zantac. Suggest use 300 mg dose, however; if symptoms recur on that dose, return to Omeprazole & consult with doc for re-evaluation & options. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take ranitidine and omeprazole with Paxil (paroxetine) cr?

Drug Interaction: According to epocrates there are no drug interactions to be concerned about. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to take Prilosec in the morning and Zantac (ranitidine) at night for complete acid relief of GERD?

See your doctor.: If you are initially treating presumed acid reflux, Prilosec 20 mg once each morning about 20 minutes before eating any food is a good start. If it does not completely relieve your symptoms after two weeks, however, or if they recur after stopping the Prilosec, then I would seek out treatment long term through your family doctor. Anti-reflux measures are important too. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does steroid induced gastritis take to go away completed? Told I had it days ago. Put On Prilosec and Zantac. How do they help my gastritis?

How long does steroid induced gastritis take to go away completed? Told I had it days ago. Put On Prilosec and Zantac. How do they help my gastritis?

Stomach acid: Gastritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach, which damages the acid barrier. Prilosec and Zantac are both medications that block stomach acid production, which gives your stomach a chance to heal. Many factors can affect how long it will take to heal. It's important to stay on acid-blocking medications until healed. ...Read more

Dr. Tri Huynh
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Omeprazole (Definition)

Omeprazole is the generic equivalent of prilosec, the first oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Losec (Definition)

Losec is a proton pump inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more