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Dr. Alan Ali
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Citalopram (Definition)

Citalopram is a ssri medication used to treat anxiety and depression disorders, it's also used to treat ptsd and ocd. It takes 4 to 6 weeks to be fully effective. Side effects; sedation, minor temporary stomach issues, delayed orgasm in males and rarely weight gain. It is ...Read more


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I'm a 27yr old male, 5'5", 140lbs, and have had a slight burning sensation in between my shoulder blades on the right side of the spine right after I swallow, and I feel it right before burping. I'm on 10mg of Celexa and taking Zantac (ranitidine).

I'm a 27yr old male, 5'5", 140lbs, and have had a slight burning sensation in between my shoulder blades on the right side of the spine right after I swallow, and I feel it right before burping. I'm on 10mg of Celexa and taking Zantac (ranitidine).

Need GI evaluation: As symptoms are connected with the swallowing and burping, you need to have the esophagus stomach looked at to rule out infection, inflammation, erosion or ulceration. So that it could be treated appropriately ...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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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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Is it ok to take 200mg of ibprofen while on 10mg celexa (citalopram) & 150mg ranitidine?

Is it ok to take 200mg of ibprofen while on 10mg celexa (citalopram) & 150mg ranitidine?

Probably: That is a relatively safe dose of Ibuprofen for most people, and should be ok to take with the medications you mentioned, but any medication can have side effects, and especially in combination with other medications. So take it with food and watch for any unusual side effects (especially unusual gruising or bleeding), contact your doctor if any new symptoms develop. ...Read more

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Is it Safe to take day quill while on 10mg celexa (citalopram) 100mg gabapentin and 150 mg of ranitidine?

Is it Safe to take day quill while on 10mg celexa (citalopram) 100mg gabapentin and 150 mg of ranitidine?

Yes, but. ..: I would recommend treating cold symptoms more conservatively. The active ingredients of DayQuil are acetaminophen (Tylenol), dextromethorphan (a cough suppressant) and phenylephrine (a decongestant). If anxiety is part of the reason you take Celexa and gabapentin, phenylephrine could make you more anxious. You would do better to use a nasal spray like Afrin to avoid the systemic effects. ...Read more

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What is zantac (ranitidine)?

What is zantac (ranitidine)?

Antiacid stomach med: Zantac (ranitidine) is a histamine-2 (h2 blocker) which blocks acid secretion in the stomach. It can be used for esophageal reflux
(gerd) or other general hi acid states. It may be safer to use long-term than the other popular acid blockers (ppi's) e.g. Prilosec. Interestingly, since Zantac is a histamine blocker it can also be used for 'allergy' or hives. ...Read more

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Does Zantac (ranitidine) help nausea?

Does Zantac (ranitidine) help nausea?

Sometimes: It has limited value for nausea unless the nausea is related to gastritis or ulcer disease. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) an antihistamine?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) an antihistamine?

Yes: There are now 4 types of histamine receptors. Zantac (ranitidine) acts on the h2 receptor resulting in blocking stomach acid thereby treating heartburn. Allergies are treated with h1 blocking type medications including claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec and allegra. Some medications have both actions to block both h1 and h2 receptor. For anaphylaxis, zantac can be added for it's effect on blood vessels. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) used for allergies?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) used for allergies?

Not exactly: Zantac (ranitidine) is an h2 (histamine) blocker that is typically used for ge (acid) reflux. However, it is commonly used to treat chronic hives in combination with traditional antihistamines. It is also used for additional treatment of severe (anaphylaxis) allergic reactions although first line treatment is Epinephrine and h1 antihistamine. It will not help allergic rhinitis. ...Read more

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Does Zantac (ranitidine) help with nausea?

If caused by acid: If its caused by extra acid in your stomach then it can help. ...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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Is Zantac (ranitidine) also good for hives?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) also good for hives?

No: It used to be thought that the addition of medications such as ranitidine or Famotidine may be helpful since they do block one of the histamine receptors. However, current guidelines do not support the use of the medications in the treatment of hives. ...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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Is Pepcid comparable to zantac (ranitidine)?

Yes and no: Although both work nearly as well, zantac (ranitidine) may cause diarrhea for 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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Is it ok to mix Zantac (ranitidine) and Advil?

Is it ok to mix Zantac (ranitidine) and Advil?

Medications: There us no interaction between these two medications. Advil (ibuprofen) can cause stomach upset so one needs to make sure you are not causing one problem you are treating with another medication. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) 75 good for acid reflux?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) 75 good for acid reflux?

Zantac (ranitidine) and GERD: Hi

yes, if it works. But, please do not continue using this drug if your symptoms persist or worsen.

The goal is to be wise about diet and exercise and weight and the types of calories you consume so that you do not have gerd at your young age that persists month after month.

Cigarrettes, chocolate, red wine and caffeine can all make gerd worse. ...Read more

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Is taking Zantac (ranitidine) after Advil safe?

Is taking Zantac (ranitidine) after Advil safe?

Yes: Zantac (ranitidine) is actually used to counteract the irritation from taking advil. If you are taking advil on an ongoing basis it will probably not help with tomach pain (counteract the irritation effects). But if you have stopped the advil zantac (ranitidine) will help any irritation causing the discomfort to heal more quickly than it would do without any treatment. ...Read more

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How common is an allergy to zantac (ranitidine)?

How common is an allergy to zantac (ranitidine)?

Uncommon: Zantac (ranitidine) is an h2 receptor blocker (a different histamine receptor). A very common side effect of Zantac (ranitidine) is nausea, GI upset and diarrhea. If you are experiencing these, then it is not an allergy but rather a side effect of the medication. Although an allergy is very unusual for this medication, it is still a possibility. See an allergist. ...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

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. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

Celexa is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more