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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 Zantac (ranitidine) hurt my babies digestion (good flora, acidity , efficiency etc) in the in the long run? How severe should reflux s/s before using zantac (ranitidine)?

Can Zantac (ranitidine) hurt my babies digestion (good flora, acidity , efficiency etc) in the in the long run?  How severe should  reflux s/s before using zantac (ranitidine)?

Unlikely: But you can consider a probiotic instead or teas with chamomile, fennel, ginger, and look at dietary factors (sensitivities/allergies to cow's milk for example). I rarely use zantac (ranitidine) but would only consider if poor growth or pain is an issue. ...Read more

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Does Zantac (ranitidine) worsen digestion? I have gallbladder disease causing my GERD. Is it safe for me to take?

Does Zantac (ranitidine) worsen digestion? I have gallbladder disease causing my GERD. Is it safe for me to take?

Separate problems: GERD and gall bladder disease are different. You need to take zantac (ranitidine) for GERD. Gall bladder disease gives rise to digestive problems and it needs to be treated separately. If zantac (ranitidine) doesn't work for your reflux you may need more powerful drugs such as PPIs ...Read more

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Which is generally more effective? Pepcid or zantac (ranitidine). I heard zantac (ranitidine) you can build tolerance unlike pepcid. Is this true?

Equivalent: ranitidine (Zantac) and famotidine (Pepcid) work very well for mild to moderate reflux and can be taken for up to 6 weeks before either starts to lose effect. Now for most people, 6 weeks is enough to allow the stomach to heal, and ongoing use is not needed. For those who require longer use of a daily reflux medication, omeprazole (Prilosec) or pantoprazole (Protonix) don't lose efficacy. ...Read more

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Every now n then i hv problem of constipation.Also happen if i sleep late or wake up early sometimes. is zantac (ranitidine) effective for that ?y is it with me?

Every now n then i hv problem of constipation.Also happen if i sleep late or wake up early sometimes. is zantac (ranitidine) effective for that ?y is it with me?

Hydrate well: zantac (ranitidine) is a medication help reduce the amount of acid in case of reflux or ulcer,it has no effect on constipation.eat the right amount of fruits and vegetables and hydrate yourself well by drinking water and juices, eat more fibers and try to exercise. That will help you to regulate your bowels, you might have to take stool softener to help.hydration is the key.your sleep pattern has no effect. ...Read more

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Expired Zantac (ranitidine) still work?

Yes, but: Depends on how long it has been expired. Effectiveness will diminish with time (years). ...Read more

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Does Zantac (ranitidine) cause anxiousness?

Does Zantac (ranitidine) cause anxiousness?

Zantac (ranitidine) and anxiety: Anxiety is extremely rare in zantac (ranitidine) use. But, it has been reported. The only way to know is to stop the zantac (ranitidine). If that is the cause, the anxiety should go away in a couple of days. So far, only 10 cases have been reported. ...Read more

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Can you have an overdose on zantac (ranitidine)?

Of course by why?: Zantac (ranitidine) when therapeutically dosed is 150-300mg twice daily. Over time, patients may develop tolerance to the drug but further dosing is unwarranted. If you have dyspeptic symptoms refractory to zantac, or your symptoms progress, don't exceed the recommended dose but get evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Zantac (Definition)

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