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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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Can I take gaviscon with zantac and ativan?

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 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

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Is ranitidine the same as zantac? If not which one is better to take for acid reflux?

Is ranitidine the same as zantac? If not which one is better to take for acid reflux?

Yes: Ranitidine is the chemical or generic name for Zantac a commercial product. In the usa most all generics are considered highly rated and generally speaking generic ranitidine "should" work equal to branded Zantac for acid reflux. Note Famotidine is generic for Pepcid (famotidine) and Omeprazole for prilosec. Omeprazole is a more potent acid reducing medication, but for acid reflux not always better. ...Read more

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Will taking Zantac effect my Lipitor (atorvastatin)? If so how far apart should I take these?

Will taking Zantac effect my Lipitor (atorvastatin)? If so how far apart should I take these?

Drug interaction: Zantac can increase the drug levels of lipitor (atorvastatin). Taking them apart will not help. It is better to ask your doctor what to take for heartburn while you are on the lipitor (atorvastatin). It is better to avoid zantac while on lipitor (atorvastatin) unless you are only taking it occasionally. ...Read more

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If I take a Zantac (ranitidine) before a vaginal biopsy will it make the procedure less painful?

If I take a Zantac (ranitidine) before a vaginal biopsy will it make the procedure less painful?

No: Zantac is a medication for reduction of stomach acid similar to Pepcid ac and tagament. I am guess you mean xanax (alprazolam). Xanax (alprazolam) will sedate you some and make you more relaxed, but it really isn't a pain medication. Luckily most cervical biopsies are tolerated without any pain medication. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Zantac (ranitidine) when you don't know if you're experiencing the reflux symptoms?

Yes: Sometimes we use ranitidine for trials to see if certain symptoms will improve - such as if someone has a chronic cough or a lump sensation in the throat. Usually there are few side effects, so a brief trial wouldn't cause any problems. ...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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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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Just started taking Nexium (esomeprazole) tonight but I'm having pain, can I take Zantac 30 min. After taking Nexium (esomeprazole)?

Just started taking Nexium (esomeprazole) tonight but I'm having pain, can I take Zantac 30 min. After taking Nexium (esomeprazole)?

Nexium (esomeprazole) works fast: But the most rapid relief might be with antacids like Tums (calcium carbonate) or Rolaids. Good luck ...Read more

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I have acid reflux. If necessary and I'm having a bad episode is it OK to take 3 maximum strength zantacs (ranitidine) within 24 hrs?

No: Take the recommended dose. But you can use mylanta, maalox or Tums in between. (Don't take an antacid within 30 minutes before or within 1 hour after the Zantac, (ranitidine) because it affects absorption.) Avoid spicy, greasy, acidy foods while you are worse. If no better with this in 1-2 days call your doc. If increasing pain, vomiting, fever, etc., it could be something more serious:go to the ER or call MD ...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.

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 got off nexuim for 3 days to see how I do I burning now I will get back on it. I just took one but can't wait 24 hours can I take a Zantac (ranitidine) now?

I got off nexuim for 3 days to see how I do I burning now I will get back on it. I just took one but can't wait 24 hours can I take a Zantac (ranitidine) now?

Okay together: There are no known interactions between Nexium (esomeprazole) and Zantac. In fact, when symptoms are not fully resolved with Nexium (esomeprazole) alone, patient's are often instructed to take Nexium (esomeprazole) in the morning and Zantac later in the day. I see no reason why you can't take Zantac temporarily, until the Nexium (esomeprazole) kicks back in. If the burning persists despite both medications, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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I have persistent chest pain than has lasted over the last few weeks. Nurse recommended I take Zantac (ranitidine) to stabilize it, but not sure it's helping.

I have persistent chest pain than has lasted over the last few weeks. Nurse recommended I take Zantac (ranitidine) to stabilize it, but not sure it's helping.

Takes time: If you have a burned esophagus (as it sounds), the Zantac (ranitidine) prevents further injury but healing progresses slowly, just like if you burned your hand. You might want to discuss with your nurse if the maximum dose of Zantac (ranitidine) might not be reasonable? (150 mg twice a day). ...Read more

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