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Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) if I was drinking the night before?

Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) if I was drinking the night before?

Dr./pharmacist: I would contact your Dr. Or pharmacist and ask the necessary questions. You can probably find the answers at the Zantac (ranitidine) website. ...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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I'm going to be drinking beer tonight can I take Zantac (ranitidine) 150 while drinking?

I'm going to be drinking beer tonight can I take Zantac (ranitidine) 150 while drinking?

Yes: This is safe. It sounds as if beer gives you heartburn. If you must imbibe consider finding a different beverage that does not cause you problems. Remember to practice safe drinking habits :) ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) 150 a bandaid solution or could it really help? Should I take it before I drink coffee or alcohol or is it meant to be taken regularly?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) 150 a bandaid solution or could it really help? Should I take it before I drink coffee or alcohol or is it meant to be taken regularly?

Zantac (ranitidine): Is an effective "blocker" of the effects of stomach acid on the lining of the stomach/esophagus However if coffee or alcohol BOTHER your stomach. Get that evaluated! DO NOT JUSY "MASK" the symptoms of what may be a "problem"

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Is Cranberry Juice safe to drink while taking Zantac (ranitidine)?

Is Cranberry Juice safe to drink while taking Zantac (ranitidine)?

Appears safe: There are no reported incidents published in pubmed regarding the use of Zantac (ranitidine) and cranberry use, a pharmacist may however be able to better answer this question for you as they are more familiar with drug interactions and pharmacokinetics. ...Read more

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What can I do if my stomac hurts terrebile after drinking wine? Will Zantac (ranitidine) help? Or what else do you suggest?

Do not drinK wine.: In some people the muscle/sphincter at the bottom of the esophagus responsible for keeping stomach contents from coming up can be loosened by certain foods. Caffeinated beverages, alcoholic beverages, spicy foods and chocolate are the most notorious for causing this type of problem. ...Read more

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I get immediately flushed/splotchy when I drink alcohol, and to prevent that I have been taking Zantac (ranitidine) each time before I drink. Is that safe?

I get immediately flushed/splotchy when I drink alcohol, and to prevent that I have been taking Zantac (ranitidine) each time before I drink. Is that safe?

It's ok: I can't see how it could cause any problems. Zantac (ranitidine) is an antihistamine that decreases stomach acid production, so there shouldbn't be any interaction. It could be that you are getting a histamine release with the alcohol. You might see if it's with all alcohols or a component in the alcohol or if an antihistamine like loratidine or Cetirizine would help. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in upper abdominal/rib cage area. Eating causes pain, heart burn, diahrea. Drinking liquids is ok. Have tried mylanta, zantac, (ranitidine) rolaids, tums, pepto...Nothing helps

I have severe pain in upper abdominal/rib cage area. Eating causes pain, heart burn, diahrea. Drinking liquids is ok. Have tried mylanta, zantac, (ranitidine) rolaids, tums, pepto...Nothing helps

Hello.: Hello. I cannot diagnose the cause of your symptoms. Many different conditions are possible. Gallstones, cholecystitis, an ulcer, gastritis, heartburn, colitis. You should see your doctor. In the mean time, eat smaller meals, avoid greasy and spicy foods, ensure that you are getting at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. If you have severe abdominal pain with fever that isn't remitting - please get seen asap. ...Read more

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I got off nexuim for 3 days to see how I do I burning now I will get back on it. I just took one but can't wait 24 hours can I take a Zantac (ranitidine) now?

I got off nexuim for 3 days to see how I do I burning now I will get back on it. I just took one but can't wait 24 hours can I take a Zantac (ranitidine) now?

Okay together: There are no known interactions between Nexium (esomeprazole) and Zantac. In fact, when symptoms are not fully resolved with Nexium (esomeprazole) alone, patient's are often instructed to take Nexium (esomeprazole) in the morning and Zantac later in the day. I see no reason why you can't take Zantac temporarily, until the Nexium (esomeprazole) kicks back in. If the burning persists despite both medications, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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What happens if I take an aerius 5 mg tabletdo I have to take a Zantac (ranitidine) 150 mg one (hours later)?

Can take together: Aerius (desloratidine), another brand name Clarinex, (desloratadine) anti-H1 receptor antihistamine, can be taken together with Zantac (ranitidine), an antiH2 receptor antihistamine. ...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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Can I take 3 Zantac (ranitidine) at one time?

Not recommended: Risks outweigh benefits. Taking three 150 mg pills probably would not cause toxicity though it also would not likely provide more relief. Current recommended dosages for Zantac (or ranitidine) for most conditions is 150 mg twice daily or 300 mg once at bedtime. Patients with erosive esophagitis may benefit from 150 mg four times daily but dosages are about every 6 hours, not all at once. ...Read more

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How many tablets of Zantac (ranitidine) 150 does it take to overdose? Suppose to take two but took three instead

You: You are correct - the maximum dose of Zantac (ranitidine) is 300mg or 2 tablets. That being said, accidentally taking an extra one once should not be dangerous. If you have any specific concerns you can always call the poison control center toll free at 1-800- 222-1222. ...Read more

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Take two Zantac (ranitidine) 75 or one 150?

The same: These simply are the same amount in total. No difference in effect either way. ...Read more

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Took one tecta at 1pm can I take 1 zantac 150 at 10pm?

Took one tecta at 1pm can I take 1 zantac 150 at 10pm?

Yes: If you have reflux symptoms, the answer is yes. Consider avoiding eating or drinking 3 hours prior to bedtime. ...Read more

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Is ranitidine the same as zantac? If not which one is better to take for acid reflux?

Is ranitidine the same as zantac? If not which one is better to take for acid reflux?

Yes: Ranitidine is the chemical or generic name for Zantac a commercial product. In the usa most all generics are considered highly rated and generally speaking generic ranitidine "should" work equal to branded Zantac for acid reflux. Note Famotidine is generic for Pepcid (famotidine) and Omeprazole for prilosec. Omeprazole is a more potent acid reducing medication, but for acid reflux not always better. ...Read more

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After taking Zantac, can I take pepto after time if needed? Any interactions? Also Tylenol (acetaminophen). How long should I wait between the three? Thank you!

After taking Zantac, can I take pepto after time if needed? Any interactions? Also Tylenol (acetaminophen). How long should I wait between the three? Thank you!

Drug interaction: There are no notable interactions between these medications. As long as used as directed they can be taken in close proximity to each other. ...Read more

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My allergic drug reactions usually consist of hives. Now that I take xyzal&zantac, am I at least somewhat protected from drug reactions if one occurs?

My allergic drug reactions usually consist of hives. Now that I take xyzal&zantac, am I at least somewhat protected from drug reactions if one occurs?

Yes: Both of those medicines help treat allergic reactions, but if you are very sensitive you still may get hives. If you have breathing difficulties from a reaction seek emergency care immediately. ...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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I took a Zantac (ranitidine) 75 this morning at like 9:30 am but my heartburn is back is it safe to take another one I'm 22 weeks pregnant?

I took a Zantac (ranitidine) 75 this morning at like 9:30 am but my heartburn is back is it safe to take another one I'm 22 weeks pregnant?

Medication frequency: Zantac (ranitidine) is listed in a safer category for pregnancy. You typically can take zantac (ranitidine) 75 as needed to a maximum daily dose of 300mg. Contact your obstetrician to make sure it is ok for you to take as suggested. ...Read more

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15weeks pregnant. Doctor said it was safe to take zantac (ranitidine).Been taking one zantac (ranitidine)150 a night. But I hear it can cause birth defects. Should I be worried?

15weeks pregnant. Doctor said it was safe to take zantac (ranitidine).Been taking one zantac (ranitidine)150 a night. But I hear it can cause birth defects. Should I be worried?

Category B Med: This medication has been studied in detail and placed in category b, which is one of the safest categories a medication can have related to its use in pregnancy. No birth defects are noted on animal or human studies. Sounds like your doc knows what s/he's doing. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor about my bloated, gassy stomach, and he prescribed ranitidine and told me not to drink any soda or juice. What does this signify?

I went to the doctor about my bloated, gassy stomach, and he prescribed ranitidine and told me not to drink any soda or juice. What does this signify?

Dyspepsia: Sounds like your doctor is treating you for excess acid in your stomach (dyspepsia). Give the ranitidine at least 2-3weeks to see if it's going to work. You could also start taking a probiotic or eating yogurt daily ...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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Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) 1 hour before micronor?

Zantac (ranitidine): You may take zantac (ranitidine) an hour before micronor without interference. ...Read more

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I took Pepcid 3 hours ago and my heart burn is still on going. I am desperate for relief. I have Zantac (ranitidine) 150. Will it help if I take the Zantac (ranitidine)?

I took Pepcid 3 hours ago and my heart burn is still on going. I am desperate for relief. I have Zantac (ranitidine) 150. Will it help if I take the Zantac (ranitidine)?

You can try: Taking zantac (ranitidine) this one time after the recent pepcid, but should get an official eval by GI to see why you are getting such bad heart burn. You need to alter your diet, avoid trigger foods, increase fiber and water in your diet. But as stated, you need an eval as there are stronger medications that may be needed, not to mention the exam you should have (with possible testing) as previously stated. ...Read more

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I took a Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 2 hours ago can I now take a Zantac for acid reflux?

I took a Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 2 hours ago can I now take a Zantac for acid reflux?

Best to ask your doc: Who gave you Cipro (ciprofloxacin) to find the definitive answer. Reason is if you take Zantac, your decreasing your acid production that would help reduce any bacteria in your stomach. Then you're taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) to kill off both the infectious bacteria as well as your healthy bacteria that lives in your gut. So you're creating a massive change and your microbiome that warrants further discussion with your doctor. ...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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I've taken 4 ibuprofen (200 mg) 3xs today for pain- over the corse of 14 hours- I have acid reflux and feel I need to take my medicine (Zantac) can I?

Dyspepsia: Yes you can take your Zantac (ranitidine) and should since any NSAID can cause GI upset and dyspepsia. There is actually and combination medication that will help protect your stomach ...Read more

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Stomach spasms for 24 hours in mid to lower abdomen. Also mild cramps on right side abdomen. Not sure if I should take Zantac (ranitidine).?

Stomach spasms for 24 hours in mid to lower abdomen. Also mild cramps on right side abdomen. Not sure if I should take Zantac (ranitidine).?

Stomach cramps right: I think you should see and ER or doctor/urgent care today, as with cramping on right side think appendicitis. Could also be ovarian cyst, mass, UTI, right diverticula (which is rarer) kidney stone (especially if back pain). But since appendicitis is emergency would follow up w/ doc/ ER today. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Zantac (Definition)

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