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

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

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Prevacid (lansoprazole) solutabs making gas worse in infant, help?

Prevacid (lansoprazole) solutabs making gas worse in infant, help?

Infant colic: Prevacid (lansoprazole) is not known to cause gas. It is used to reduce acid and thus treat reflux to prevent the esophagus from getting inflamed. It is normally given to children more than 1 years old but is commonly used for newborns. If you are right, i would suggest simply using half the dose for a day or so and see if the "gas" is gone. If not, stay on the Prevacid (lansoprazole) and change your infant's diet. ...Read more

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Is pepto bismol safe to, take with zantac (ranitidine)?

Is pepto bismol safe to, take with zantac (ranitidine)?

Considered safe: There is generally no evidence of adverse reactions when taking pepto bismol with zantac (ranitidine). Consult with your doctor as always. ...Read more

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Can similac advance infant formula with iron make a newborn constipated?

Can similac advance infant formula with iron make a newborn constipated?

Not specifically: This is an old myth that is perpetuated year to year. Iron given at therapeutic levels can cause constipation, but studies find no correlation with the level in formula. Infants may process one brand of formula slower or faster than another and any delay in emptying will lead to constipation. ...Read more

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How much Zantac (ranitidine) should a 7lb, 3 week old infant be prescribed?

How much Zantac (ranitidine) should a 7lb, 3 week old infant be prescribed?

Zantac (ranitidine) for babies: Usually at this age it is for reflux, under the supervision of a pediatrician/neonatologist, .5 ml of 15mg/ml twice a day given by mouth would be the dose. Zantac (ranitidine) is also used for other indications, as stress ulcer prophylaxis in neonatal intensive care units through other routes IV, under medical supervision, ...Read more

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Is similac advance baby formula harsh on babies stomach?

Is similac advance baby formula harsh on babies stomach?

not for most: As one of the most successful formulas today this could not be if it were harsh on babies stomach.There are numerous reasons a baby may not tolerate a specific formula, and these are specific to the child. ...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 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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Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) while breast feeding ?

Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) while breast feeding ?

Yes: Zantac, ranitidine, is listed as a class B for pregnancy which means it is likely safe but as always you should talk with your doctor and look at how much you need the medicine. In animal studies there were not any findings that were considered serious, that is that it might cause birth defects. Here is a link with more information: http://www.drugs.com/pregnancy/ranitidine.html ...Read more

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Is prevacid (lansoprazole) an antacid?

Is prevacid (lansoprazole) an antacid?

Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid is the branded equivalent of lansoprazole, an oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor (ppi) class of drugs. This is different from an antacid, which neutralizes the acid you've already produced. ...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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Newborn had only 2 bowel movements. Taking simethicone after feedings. Lots of gas, fussiness, crying. Supplementing breast milk with similac.

Newborn had only 2 bowel movements. Taking simethicone after feedings. Lots of gas, fussiness,  crying.  Supplementing breast milk with similac.

Fussiness: Breast fe babies can have a stool with each feeding, once a, day or can go as pong as a week without having one. They maybet fussy as the week progresses. Try burping your infant frequently If he seems to be constipated you may give him formula with 1-2 tablespoons with dark Karo syrup ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Zantac (Definition)

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