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I take 600 mg of Zantac (ranitidine) a day. Can I occassionally take more?

I take 600 mg of Zantac (ranitidine) a day. Can I occassionally take more?

Zantac (ranitidine): The recommended dosing for Zantac (ranitidine) is 150mg twice daily or 300mg once daily at bedtime for gerd, gastric or duodenal ulcers. In erosive esophagitis, it can be taken up to 150mg 4 times daily. Anything more than that may put you at risk of developing side effects, including some serious ones. ...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


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Can I take 300 mg of Zantac (ranitidine) twice a day safely?

Can I take 300 mg of Zantac (ranitidine) twice a day safely?

For Erosive Esophagi: Zantan 300 mgm can be taken if prescribed by your doctor or Gastroenterologist if you have erosive esophagitis
It is not the dose for GERD ...Read more

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Given Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg to take twice a day. Half a tablet once a day works the same. Is this ok instead of 2? Male 22

Dose dependent...: Zantac (ranitidine) is an h2-blocker that comes in many strengths because the more drug you take the more effectively it modulates acid production. Full prescription dosing is 300 mg twice daily to heal acid-related injury. For relief of indigestion without injury however use the lowest dose that provides you benefit (to avoid potential side effects). ...Read more

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Is it OK to take three Zantac 150’s per day? Over the course of the day

Yes but: If you need to take Zantac regularly to control your symptoms, it may be a good idea to check with your doctor and consider getting an upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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My 8 year old takes 1-75mg of Zantac (ranitidine) everyday is it ok for her to take 2 each day of morning and of night if needed?

My 8 year old takes 1-75mg of Zantac (ranitidine) everyday is it ok for her to take 2 each day of morning and of night if needed?

CAN BE.....: Up to 75 mg 2 tab can be given usually depending on the diagnosis; e.g. For gastro esophageal reflux disease (gerd) and erosive esophagitis, dose is double of the usual. Anyways, better talk to her pediatrician or GI doc if you want to continue this dose longer. ...Read more

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I usually take Prilosec in am and Zantac (ranitidine) 150 in pm. I ran out of prilosec. Can't buy any for a week. Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) 150 twice a day?

Best to discuss...: ...With your doctor when it comes to and individual's dose of medications. But I will tell you that zantac (ranitidine) 150mg twice a day is a common prescription dose of the medicine. ...Read more

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Been taking Zantac (ranitidine) 150 for acid reflux once a day for the past 2-3 days. I feel like I'm coming down with a cold, can I take DayQuil tablets with it?

I wouldn't.: Over the counter cough and cold medicines have no proven benefit and many side effects. See http://tinyurl. Com/osmaxzo Also, if your cold symptoms started after taking the Zantac, (ranitidine) and you have never had it before, I would stop it for now, to be sure that did not play a role in your new symptoms. You can safely use liquid antacids or tablet antacids (like calcium carbonate) for stomach upset. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg safe to take on daily basis once a day for heartburn n acidity? R there any side effects

Zantac (ranitidine): Yes, zantac (ranitidine) is safe to take on a daily basis with minimal side effects. I would, however, evaluate why you are having these symptoms requiring daily treatment. Evaluate diet such as spicy/fatty foods, citrus fruits, caffeine, smoking, alcohol. Some of these can be modified. If persists would speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have GERD and I have no ins. What is the best OTC medication for that? I already take 300mg of Zantac (ranitidine) a day.

I have GERD and I have no ins. What is the best OTC medication for that? I already take 300mg of Zantac (ranitidine) a day.

Baking soda: If cost is an issue, and your are already taking 300mg of generic Zantac (ranitidine) a day, then you could occasionally try taking a level teaspoon of baking soda in about two ounces of water for further relief. This is a home remedy that has worked well of decades, but is not promoted in standard medical practice. That said you should be evaluated asap by a gastroenterologist to determine the cause of sx. ...Read more

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How long does it take for acute gastritis to heal... my doctor prescribed zantac (ranitidine)... I take it twice a day.

How long does it take for acute gastritis to heal... my doctor prescribed zantac (ranitidine)... I take it twice a day.

More info: It depends on what caused the gastritis. did your doctor check for h pylori infection, or do endoscopy? Usually over-the-counter Nexium (esomeprazole) would be stronger than Zantac. When properly diagnosed and treated, gastritis usually resolves within a month or so. ...Read more

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I had an inflammation to my stomach & I was prescribed to Zantac (ranitidine) 150. My stomach stopped hurting, but I still take Zantac (ranitidine) twice a day. Can I overdose?

Yes, but..: You can, but not at the dose you're using. These meds are considered pretty safe which is why you see them over the counter. Be sure to keep your follow up with your doctor as instructed! ...Read more

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Doctor said take two Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg and two Allegra 180mg twice a day is this going to harm my body?

Doctor said take two Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg and two Allegra 180mg twice a day is this going to harm my body?

Medicine: Taking two Zantac (ranitidine) 150 mg daily is a normal dose but two Allegra 180 mg is higher than the recommended dose. It will not likely hurt you in the short term but it I would not recommend it longterm. Taking two Allegra is not likely going to help you much more than just taking one a day. ...Read more

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Could Zantac (ranitidine) 150 be causing my 52 yr old husband to have severe dry mouth? He takes almost every day?

Could Zantac (ranitidine) 150 be causing my 52 yr old husband to have severe dry mouth? He takes almost every day?

Yes: Dry mouth is a common side effect of this medication.
So it is important to treat the dry mouth in order to prevent cavities. First regular dental exams and cleaning are essential. Avoid sugary foods and drinks. Chew xylitol or sugar free gum to stimulat saliva. Avoid alcohol mouth rinses. Perscription Fluoride toothpaste or mi paste will help prevent decay. Talk to dentist for more. ...Read more

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Just about 27 weeks preg. Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) 75? I eat wayyy more than the recomended amout of Tums a day.

Just about 27 weeks preg. Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) 75? I eat wayyy more than the recomended amout of Tums a day.

GERD Reflux: Use of zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec are fine during pregnancy. You may find better control of symptoms by routinely using these medications rather than waiting for symptoms to occur. If over the counter medications do not address your symptoms, there are also several reflux medications that can be prescribed as well. ...Read more

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Zantac (ranitidine) for acid, take before bed still get irritated esophagus in morning and feel sick until mid day, what would you recommend next?

Prilosec: Zantac is quicker acting but the ppi class of medications, like Prilosec or nexium, (esomeprazole) are often more effective for gerd or esophagitis. Of course you should be evaluated by a gastroenterologist if your symptoms worsen or persist. ...Read more

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I'm 40 have GERD. I take Prevacid one a day to cope. I'm now taking 600mg Zantac (ranitidine) as alternative. Is it safe or go back to Prevacid.?

I'm 40 have GERD. I take Prevacid one a day to cope. I'm now taking 600mg Zantac (ranitidine) as alternative. Is it safe or go back to Prevacid.?

Ppi's: There is increasing reports about harmful effects of ppi's such as prevacid, prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole)etc and at your young age, zantac and carafate may be a better choice for long term use. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you if your gerd isn't responding well to diet and medication. Abstinence from alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and oily foods may be helpful. ...Read more

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Suffers from chronic acid reflux. Takes 6 tums a day- but it only relieves the issue for an hour. Tried Zantac (ranitidine) but didn't help much. Get scoped?

Suffers from chronic acid reflux. Takes 6 tums a day- but it only relieves the issue for an hour. Tried Zantac (ranitidine) but didn't help much. Get scoped?

DGL is used to: Help with acid reflux and is safe. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health. You need to take a lot of it for DGL to be effective. ...Read more

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Take zantac once a day for a month now past week been feeling bloated and nausea am I messing up my stomach acid to much?

Take zantac once a day for a month now past week been feeling bloated and nausea am I messing up my stomach acid to much?

You may need to: See a healthcare provider after having taken an OTC, but important, medication for your presumed acid reflux. Ranitidine is a good medication for acid reflux symptom control, but bloating and nausea are symptoms of dyspepsia and potentially dysmotility. If you cannot manage your symptoms on your own, it is probably time to see a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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The max dose for Zantac (ranitidine) is 2 150mg pills/day, but my heart burn is terrible and I have already taken 2. Can I take a tagamet on top of those two?

I wouldn't.: If your pain is so severe and is not being quelled by two Zantac (H2 blocker), then I would question whether it is acid reflux. I'd go see a physician. However, you can also consider trial of a proton pump inhibitor like nexium (esomeprazole) instead to see if it helps. I still recommend you seeing your doc. ...Read more

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I have problems swallowing certain foods I take Prilosec 40mg twice a day along with Zantac 300mg at night will a digestive enzyme w/o probiotic help

I have problems swallowing certain foods I take Prilosec 40mg twice a day along with Zantac 300mg at night will a digestive enzyme w/o probiotic help

Globus versus...: A ball or lump sensation in your throat past which you can easily swallow is called "globus"--a functional problem that acid blockers likely won't help. Nor would it likely address esophageal spasm, dysmotility, or eosinophilic esophagitis. Have you had manometry? Might want endoscopy for definitive biopsy +/- address peptic stricture that may constrict the swallowing tube & benefit from dilation. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Zantac (Definition)

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