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Can you have an overdose on zantac (ranitidine)?

Can you have an overdose on zantac (ranitidine)?

Of course by why?: Zantac (ranitidine) when therapeutically dosed is 150-300mg twice daily. Over time, patients may develop tolerance to the drug but further dosing is unwarranted. If you have dyspeptic symptoms refractory to zantac, or your symptoms progress, don't exceed the recommended dose but get evaluated. ...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 drugs interact with zantac (ranitidine)?

Many drugs can: Interact with zantac. Check this site for full list: http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/ranitidine, zantac-150.html ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Zantac (ranitidine) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Zantac (ranitidine) overdose?

Zantac (ranitidine): Zantac (ranitidine) is an antacid / antihistamine.
An overdose is when an excessive or dangerous amount of a medication or substance is used. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on zantacs (ranitidine) after 4 hours of no side effects?

Can you overdose on zantacs (ranitidine) after 4 hours of no side effects?

Overdosing: I am always worried about questions like this from teenagers. I am worried because there seems to be a time when teens feel like harming themselves. If you are feeling suicidal please ask for help. If you cannot approach your parents then please get to an adult you trust. Your pediatrician may be a good choice.

But, to the question, no this medication cannot cause over dose. ...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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What is the treatment for Zantac (ranitidine) overdose?

What is the treatment for Zantac (ranitidine) overdose?

Zantac (ranitidine) OD: Zantac (ranitidine) overdose is treated by pumping the stomach if overdose just occurred. Intravenous fluids and dialysis may be necessary. ...Read more

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What is the chance of me having anaphylaxis to fludrocortisone? Is it higher than say Zantac (ranitidine) and other drugs or same? This terrifys me with any drug.

What is the chance of me having anaphylaxis to fludrocortisone? Is it higher than say Zantac (ranitidine) and other drugs or same? This terrifys me with any drug.

HIghly unlikely: I don't believe that this has been reported although anaphylaxis to solumedrol (methylprednisolone) (another form of cortisone) has been reported but the link is to the succinate ingredient and not to the cortisone molecule itself. Most of the cortisone allergy is related to contact dermatitis and not anaphylaxis. Your anxiety on this may be the cause for some of your reactions. Talk to an allergist. ...Read more

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Gave a 2 month old baby 4 ml of liquid Zantac (ranitidine) instead of. 4 ml. Is that enough to be an overdose?

Gave a 2 month old baby 4 ml of liquid Zantac (ranitidine) instead of. 4 ml. Is that enough to be an overdose?

1 Time -No: Altho high, if not repeated and given proper time to wear off, that should not be a problem. Beswt to double check with your local poison control center. ...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 have been taking Prilosec for 10 years. Trying to wean off with Zantac (ranitidine) 150/2 daily. Is there another drug I could use. Zantac (ranitidine) is giving me anxiety?

I have been taking Prilosec for 10 years. Trying to wean off with Zantac (ranitidine) 150/2 daily. Is there another drug I could use. Zantac (ranitidine) is giving me anxiety?

Depends: It really depends on why you are having reflux.
Best is to fix the root of the problem.
Long term stomach acid suppression can lead to micronutrient deficiencies and cause health problems. ...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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Wolud there be a drug interaction if you are taking Prilosec 40mg and Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg if you still felt the heartburn?

Wolud there be a drug interaction if you are taking Prilosec 40mg and Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg if you still felt the heartburn?

Fine...: No major interactions exist, but I'm worried that your symptoms aren't being controlled well. You should definitely talk with your doctor to see if something else can be done. ...Read more

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I took 450 milligrams of Zantac (ranitidine) and tested positive for meth on a store bought dip stick style ua given at work. I am not a drug user. What gives?!

Could Be False +: There is literature that with routine drug screens - which are great, and cost-effective - there are quite a few false positives, and the literature on Zantac (ranitidine) seems to corroborate that. Gas chromatography- mass spectroscopy is considered the "gold standard" in most scientific literature, though in practice it is not often performed in many clinics and hospitals. Also - 450mg of Zantac (ranitidine) is a lot! ...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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If a person pre-medicates w/xyzal & zantac, (ranitidine) can they take an nsaid drug, if that drug has caused minor hives in the past? Get skin reaction only.

If a person pre-medicates w/xyzal & zantac, (ranitidine) can they take an nsaid drug, if that drug has caused minor hives in the past? Get skin reaction only.

Possibly: Both xyzal (levocetirizine) & zantac have anti-histamine effects & may decrease or eliminate a mild reaction to nsaid. However, this can be dangerous. Repeat exposures to something you are allergic to can be more severe, including breathing & swallowing difficulties, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or mouth. 6 classes of nsaids exist; you may not be allergic to other NSAID classes. An allergist may help a lot. ...Read more

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Heartburn for years. PPI drugs don't help. Have small Hiatel hernia. CDiff 10 mnths ago. Morning heartburn and can't get rid of it. On 300mg of Zantac (ranitidine).

Heartburn for years. PPI drugs don't help. Have small Hiatel hernia. CDiff 10 mnths ago. Morning heartburn and can't get rid of it. On 300mg of Zantac (ranitidine).

Maybe just heartburn: ...But atypical chest pain especially in middle aged women is nothing to ignore. The potential origins may include: heart, lungs, mediastinum, esophagus (due to dysmotility disorders, gastroparesis, biliary/pancreatic trouble, and/or non-acid reflux), musculoskeletal, pericardium (sac around the heart), pleuritis, bronchiitis, or referred pain from a remote site. Further evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Daughter vomiting after 2 doses of 5mg Lexapro, taken with Xanax (alprazolam) & Zantac? Taking Xanax (alprazolam) &added Zantac last Wed. Took LP 2x & vomiting. Anti-nausea drug?

Daughter vomiting after 2 doses of 5mg Lexapro, taken with Xanax (alprazolam) & Zantac? Taking Xanax (alprazolam) &added Zantac last Wed. Took LP 2x & vomiting. Anti-nausea drug?

See doc: Since there is no age or indication given for this combination of drugs, it is impossible to give any meaningful advice. Since lexapro, zantac, and xanax (alprazolam) are not absolutely essential to sustain life, one needs to find out whether the vomiting is from one of the drugs or a drug interaction. Need to consult doctor re. Substitutes and not anti-nausea drug to counter a drug side effect. ...Read more

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I'm taking Zantac 75 and Carafate (sucralfate) for GERD and esophigitus. My poop is light yellow and green. Could it be from the medicine?

I'm taking Zantac 75 and Carafate (sucralfate) for GERD and esophigitus. My poop is light yellow and green. Could it be from the medicine?

Yes: The carafate (sucralfate) can mix with the stool and influence the color of the stool. See if stool color changes with not taking carafate (sucralfate) for to bowel movements. Only if the color change persists after you stop the carafate (sucralfate), and the stool flooats and is excessively maladorious should you be re-evaluated. ...Read more

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Expired Zantac (ranitidine) still work?

Yes, but: Depends on how long it has been expired. Effectiveness will diminish with time (years). ...Read more

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Does Zantac (ranitidine) cause anxiousness?

Zantac (ranitidine) and anxiety: Anxiety is extremely rare in zantac (ranitidine) use. But, it has been reported. The only way to know is to stop the zantac (ranitidine). If that is the cause, the anxiety should go away in a couple of days. So far, only 10 cases have been reported. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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