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What is zantac (ranitidine)?

What is zantac (ranitidine)?

Antiacid stomach med: Zantac (ranitidine) is a histamine-2 (h2 blocker) which blocks acid secretion in the stomach. It can be used for esophageal reflux
(gerd) or other general hi acid states. It may be safer to use long-term than the other popular acid blockers (ppi's) e.g. Prilosec. Interestingly, since Zantac is a histamine blocker it can also be used for 'allergy' or hives. ...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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Can Zantac (ranitidine) cause vomiting?

Can Zantac (ranitidine) cause vomiting?

Side-effects: A side-effect can be attributed to a medication when repeat dosing reliably reproduces an unwanted symptom. Stopping and re-starting a medication can often help you determine is a medication is truely causing a side-effect. ...Read more

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Can you take Zantac if you're on Zoloft?

Can you take Zantac if you're on Zoloft?

Yes: Zantac is an H2-blocker that reduces stomach acid and has a medium anticholinergic side effect. Zoloft is an SSRI for anxiety/depression and has low anticholinergic activity. Combinations of medications with anticholinergic properties may cumulatively increase the risk for adverse peripheral anticholinergic effects such as constipation, urinary retention, dry mouth and dry eyes. ...Read more

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Do Zantac (ranitidine) and Adderall interact?

Do Zantac (ranitidine) and Adderall interact?

No, it does not: Ranitidine and adderall do not interact with each other. It is okay to take both. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is ranitidine (zantac) an antacid?

Can you tell me is ranitidine (zantac) an antacid?

Yes: Yes it is a type of acid reducer-- it inhibits stomach acid secretion. ...Read more

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Can you take cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Zantac together?

Can you take cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Zantac together?

YES: There is no adverse interactions between Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and zantac, and they can be safely taken together. ...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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Can you take Zantac (ranitidine) and omeprazole together?

Can you take Zantac (ranitidine) and omeprazole together?

Yes, but they work: Differently and need to be taken during different times of the day. Omeprazole needs to be taken before breakfast, and Zantac (ranitidine) after dinner. ...Read more

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Can you take Zantac (ranitidine) and omeprazole together?

Can you take Zantac (ranitidine) and omeprazole together?

You can, if: Usually it is one or the other. However you can use both if you have severe gerd or peptic ulcer disease, because of their different modes of action. If bleeding, sucralfate is added. ...Read more

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Can u take Gaviscon with Zantac (ranitidine) whilst pregnant?

Yes: Yes, but separate the Gaviscon from the zantac (ranitidine) by an hour or two as the Gaviscon can cuase poorer absorption of the zantac (ranitidine) (and other medications). ...Read more

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I have sulfur burps I take zantac (ranitidine). Can I take pepto?

Yes: It seems that you have acid reflux and gaseous eructations not controlled with zantac (ranitidine). This can indicate a complication developing. See your pcp who may prescribe a different class of acid reducer or recommend some investigation like endoscopy. Prptobismal will be a temporary remedy. ...Read more

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How can I take Zantac (ranitidine) if I have problems swallowing?

Chwable Tab/liquid: Zantac (ranitidine) comes in chewable tablets, each tablet is 75mgm so you can take 2 tab or 4 as needed. It also comes in liquid form for children and can be taken ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) 150 safe to take in your first trimester?

Pregnancy medication: Always discuss all and any medications with your doctor taking care of you with your pregnancy. Do not take anything without your doctors consent. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and zantac?

Side effects: For Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) these include: diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, fever. Some studies show that this class or medicine can promote osteoporosis, but this is rare.

For zantac: side effects include constipation, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and rare reports of pancreatitis. Rebound acid hypersecretion has been reported after discontinuation of therapy. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could give my 12 yr old daughter Zantac (ranitidine) 150?

Please tell me, could give my 12 yr old daughter Zantac (ranitidine) 150?

Yes, but....: It is safe to use this dose for a 12 year old, but my question is why? Have the symptoms she is experiencing been investigated so that you know this is the appropriate medicine to give? These medicines, even though many now over-the-counter, are not without side effects. Long term use is not recommended for her age. So how will you know how long to use it. Suggest you talk to her pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can itake 2 Zantac (ranitidine) in one day beed getting heartburn a lot lately?

Yes: Zantac (ranitidine) otc twice daily is fine but you should get checked out by a specialist as you may be masking damage to your esophagus caused by frequent reflux. ...Read more

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Can Zantac affect stool? Stool appeared dark, but I wouldn't say black or tarry.

Can Zantac affect stool? Stool appeared dark, but I wouldn't say black or tarry.

Usually not: Zantac usually does not affect the color of stool. It may cause slightly looser stools. If you are taking Zantac for problems with stomach and you are having dark stools need to checked by a gastroenterology doctor yo rule out an ulcer ...Read more

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Which is better for gastritis; 150 mg of Zantac or Nexium (esomeprazole) of 40 mg?

Which is better for gastritis; 150 mg of Zantac or Nexium (esomeprazole) of 40 mg?

Nexium (esomeprazole): Proton pump inhibitors (ie Nexium (esomeprazole) among others) are potent medications that nicely reduce stomach acid. H2 blocker (ie zantac) are also acid reducers but much less effective. Most patients find better relief with Nexium (esomeprazole) compared to zantac. ...Read more

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I took (1) 75mg Zantac around 1:30 pm today. It is now 6pm. Can I take (1) 40mg omeprazole?

I took (1) 75mg Zantac around 1:30 pm today. It is now 6pm. Can I take (1) 40mg omeprazole?

Odd timing!: If you must take a combination of PPI and H2 therapy, consider moving your omeprazole to before breakfast, and your Zantac to before bedtime for optimal effect. ...Read more

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Will taking Zantac (ranitidine) when you aren't 100% sure you have acid reflux do any harm?

Ans: You should not be taking any medication without a proper diagnosis. All educations have side effects and Zantac (ranitidine) is no exception be careful what you take. Change you lifestyle. More water and health y foods and exercise ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Zantac (Definition)

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Simethicone (Definition)

Simethicone is an anti-ulcer agent which is a ...Read more