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I have been on motrin 800 and metaxalone 800 3x a day since feb. Also on Zantac (ranitidine) for stomach upset from m. Are there any long term effects? Ie: kidneys

I have been on motrin 800 and metaxalone 800 3x a day since feb. Also on Zantac (ranitidine) for stomach upset from m. Are there any long term effects? Ie: kidneys

Kidfney failure: Long term excessive use of motrin, advil, (ibuprofen) alleve , Ibuprofen etc is associated with severe kidney damage. Do no take more than 200 mg of Ibuprofen and try to minimize intake. ...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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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

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Is 150 mg of Zantac (ranitidine) safe for long term use?

Yes it is safe: It is safe for long term use But let your doctor know you are taking it ...Read more

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Which is better for long term use? Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid?

Which is better for long term use? Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid?

Same: There are no major differences between those two medicines. Both are about equally effective. If you take other medicines you should check with a pharmacist or your doctor to make sure there isn't an interaction. ...Read more

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I suffer from GERD. Can I take 150mgm Zantac (ranitidine) tablets once daily with no long term restrictions?

I suffer from GERD.  Can I take 150mgm Zantac (ranitidine) tablets once daily with no long term restrictions?

GERD: Zantac or "ranitidine" is a good medication to treat GERD with and usually tolerated with little to no side effects. I have multiple patients on long term therapy who have had no problems. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) and cetirizine safe to take long term. I have mast cell activation disorder so use these for symptom relief and prevention?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) and cetirizine safe to take long term. I have mast cell activation disorder so use these for symptom relief and prevention?

Yes: Mast cell activation disorder can be a difficult disorder to treat. Thankfully, both Cetirizine and zantac (ranitidine) have very favorable side effect profiles so they can be used long term with minimal risk. ...Read more

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I am on Valium, Neurontin, Motrin, Zantac, Skelaxin, (metaxalone) and Tramadol. What kinds of long-term affects should I be aware of with that combination?

I am on Valium, Neurontin, Motrin, Zantac, Skelaxin, (metaxalone) and Tramadol. What kinds of long-term affects should I be aware of with that combination?

Too many meds for: my liking. and more chance of side effects or other complications. The long term problems I would be concerned would be becoming addicted to one or more of these meds.. AT least 3 of them are known to be addictive. Discuss it with your Doc and share your concerns with her/him. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Zantac (Definition)

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