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How Does Zantac Help With Digestion Is It Effective
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)?
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
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
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
July 2016-Nissen performed for bile reflux. Still suffer nighttime reflux. Is I try Zantac at night is it even effective, or is a ppi better?
May need revision: You might try Reglan to promote gastric emptying or a new drug Domperidone ...Read more
Had nissen in July of 16. Still hear gurgling up after swallowing at night in bed. Symptoms during day 0. Take Zantac only at night (effective enough) or a poi during day as well? Is Zantac alone effective. I suffer from bile reflux.
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
Yes: Its okay.Get a more detailed answer ›
Twice daily: Is the maximum dose, either scheduled or as needed. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, there shouldn't be a problem with that. ...Read more
Zantac and Ativan:
Thank you for informing about using Zantac, Lansoprazole and Omeprazole
Ativan is for Anxiety
Both Lansoprazole and Omeprazole have side effect of anxiety symptoms.
Take Zantac 30-60 minutes before taking food that can cause indigestion.
Take Ativan any time when you have Anxiety is 7 or more on a scale of 10.
Discuss with your Physician
•Taking of Zantac, Lansoprazole, Omeprazole. ...Read more
Yes: But ck with your pcp.Get a more detailed answer ›
1 hour: Or less if it's gonna work.Get a more detailed answer ›
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rare side effects vasculitis (vascular inflammati. ...Read more
Zantac (ranitidine): Nope, but it will calm your stomach down. ...Read more
Acid: Is reduced, not stopped by medications. There are many enzymes for digestion and many products produced by the salivary glands (saliva), stomach, liver (bile), pancreas, & small intestine to help digest food products. Acid is only a part of the digestive process & zantac (ranitidine) (or others) only reduces the acid produced. ...Read more
Both are safe:
Anti-reflux measures such as raising the head of the bed, avoiding tight clothing or belts, avoiding eating late at night and not lying down shortly after mealtime and achieving weight loss are great treatments. Avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatories, caffeine, peppermints, alcohol and tobacco.
Both Zantac (ranitidine) and Omeprazole are safe to use daily. ...Read more
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