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Is it safe to take ranitidine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take ranitidine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Ranitidine, now an over-the-counter product known as zantac, has been well studied in pregnancy. And for good reason! heartburn is very common in the second and third trimesters, so the good news is that OTC ranitidine is considered safe in pregnancy and breast-feeding. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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3 month infant suddenly sticking out tongue when trying to breast feed - refusing nipple.Cries when trying to feed bottle. He's on 2ml of ranitidine. ?

3 month infant suddenly sticking out tongue when trying to breast feed - refusing nipple.Cries when trying to feed bottle. He's on 2ml of ranitidine. ?

Need PCP evaluation: not enough information for reason why ranitidine prescribed. Infant needs a thorough PE to evaluate problem. I suggest stopping the ranitidine to exclude possible side effects, unless aspiration following feeding has occurred. Many babies erp up a lot but grow normally. ...Read more

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I took ranitidine 150mg twice daily & am still breastfeeding. After 5 days i had bruises on my legs and so did my toddler. Do i need to get him checke?

I took ranitidine 150mg twice daily & am still breastfeeding. After 5 days i had bruises on my legs and so did my toddler. Do i need to get him checke?

Probably not: You said he's a toddler. If the bruises are on areas that are commonly bruised in a toddler it is probably fine. If he has petechial blood spots in his mouth, bleeding gums, or bruising in areas not easily traumatized i may merit a check at the doctors' office. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Pepcid an Zantac (ranitidine) together while pregnant?

Is it safe to take Pepcid an Zantac (ranitidine) together while pregnant?

Zantac&pepcid/pregna: Zantac (ranitidine) and Pepcid are identical meds, even though both are considered safe during pregnancy why take both which has the same mode of action, these are both h2receptor blockers so take either on of these in full doses if needed. ...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

Dr. Mark Pack
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...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