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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

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Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) for warts?

Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) for warts?

No: Tagamet (cimetidine) has been used with some positive benefits for difficult warts on the foot. I have not heard of using zantac (ranitidine) in this manner. ...Read more

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Does Zantac (ranitidine) 75 contain aluminum?

Does Zantac (ranitidine) 75 contain aluminum?

No.: Generic ranitidine is c13h22n4o3s. According to the manufacturer's website additional inactive ingredients in zantac include hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, synthetic red iron oxide, titanium dioxide, triacetin. There is no aluminum. ...Read more

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What drugs interact with zantac (ranitidine)?

Many drugs can: Interact with zantac. Check this site for full list: http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/ranitidine, zantac-150.html ...Read more

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Zantac (ranitidine) and ativan ok taken together?

NO INTERACTION: Yes they can. No interaction between Zantac (ranitidine) and Ativan. ...Read more

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Are there some side effects of zantac (ranitidine)?

Are there some side effects of zantac (ranitidine)?

Uncommon-a bunch: Generally safe drug, available otc. Rarely can cause rash, liver problems, blood problems, kidney problems, allergic reaction; can cause headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, dizziness, vertigo, malaise.Lots of potential drug interactions. ...Read more

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Dosage of Zantac (ranitidine) tablet for 5 yr olds?

Zantac (ranitidine): 1 mg per kilo per dose given twice daily. Assuming weight of five yrs old is 45lbs, (roughly 20 kilos), dose of Zantac (ranitidine) is 20 mg by mouth twice daily. ...Read more

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Should I take my zantac (ranitidine) or ativan first?

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
•Diagnosis –
•Taking of Zantac, Lansoprazole, Omeprazole. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Zantac (ranitidine) (ranatidine)?

Zantac (ranitidine): Cardiovascular changes in heart rate), central nervous system (dizziness, sedation, confusion, headache, anxiety, malaise, hallucinations)
skin - rash
endocrine: breast enlargement
gi : nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain
hepatitis
joints: joint pain
hematological : anemia, low platelet count, low white blood cell count,
elevated kidney function test
rare side effects vasculitis (vascular inflammati. ...Read more

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I took ativan an hour ago can I now take a zantac (ranitidine)?

Yes: Ativan and Zantac (ranitidine) do not interact, except that Zantac (ranitidine) can delay the absorption of Ativan. ...Read more

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Anxiety and zantac (ranitidine)? . Will Zantac (ranitidine) help?

Zantac (ranitidine): Nope, but it will calm your stomach down. ...Read more

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How is food digested if acid is stopped with zantac (ranitidine)?

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

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What is the use of tablet "zantac" and "motillium". plz explain?

Zantac/Motilium: Motillium is used overseas for treatment of GERD & to prevent vomiting & also may help with Migraines.
Zantac is used to lower stomach acid & treat GERD. ...Read more

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What is a safer long term med. Omeorazole or zantac (ranitidine)?

What is a safer long term med. Omeorazole or zantac (ranitidine)?

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

Dr. Howard Schneider
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Zantac (Definition)

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