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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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Diagnosed with chronic non-atrophic gastritis H. Pyori +. Is this combination of meds OK?: bismuth potassium citrate/ tinidazole/ clarithromycin.

Diagnosed with chronic non-atrophic gastritis H. Pyori +. Is this combination of meds OK?: bismuth potassium citrate/ tinidazole/ clarithromycin.

H pylori regimens: We often use a combination of 3-4 medications for various 7-14d to treat H pylori infections (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3449761/table/t1-ceg-5-151/). There are some concerns for clarithromycin resistance. Don't consume alcohol while taking Metronidazole. While your regimen is "ok", it doesn't appear to match standard of care nor include proton pump inhibitor. ...Read more

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Is 450mg of Zantac (ranitidine) bad?

Is 450mg of Zantac (ranitidine) bad?

Probably not: It is higher than the recommended maximum daily dose of 300 mg but it should not present any major issues. ...Read more

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How much ranitidine should my 19week 13lb 5 baby be taking ?

How much ranitidine should my 19week 13lb 5 baby be taking ?

Typical dosing: You should review your medications and their dosing with your pediatrician. No infant should be on this medication without the doctor's knowledge. Typical infant dosing for ranitidine is 5-10 mg/kg/day --> 1-2 mL (15-30 mg) twice daily would typically be appropriate for a 6 kg (13 lb 5 oz) infant. ...Read more

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What is the use of Ranitidine in ICU ?

What is the use of Ranitidine in ICU ?

Ranitidine: Ranitidine is in a group of drugs called histamine-2 blockers. Ranitidine works by reducing the amount of acid your stomach produces. In the ICU setting, there may be other medications that could irritate your stomach lining, so deceasing acid with ranitidine may be prescribed prophylactically. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hi, is it ok to take Gaviscon while i'm taking ranitidine.?

Hi, is it ok to take Gaviscon while i'm taking ranitidine.?

Probably not: It is common to use a drug like ranitidine with an antacid like gaviscon. As with most drugs, antacids - especially those with aluminum- can bind certain other drug sand reduce absorption don;t know if you're taking any other meds so i would separate the gaviscon and other meds by at least 1-2 hours. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) an antihistamine?

Yes : There are now 4 types of histamine receptors. Zantac (ranitidine) acts on the h2 receptor resulting in blocking stomach acid thereby treating heartburn. Allergies are treated with h1 blocking type medications including claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec and allegra. Some medications have both actions to block both h1 and h2 receptor. For anaphylaxis, zantac can be added for it's effect on blood vessels. ...Read more

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Ok to take ranitidine and diphenhydramine?

Yes: There is no interaction between these tow meds so you can take them in combination without interaction complications. However, Diphenhydramine can make you quite drowsy, so be careful if driving or using machinery ( i fall asleep just reading the bottle!). ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) used for allergies?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) used for allergies?

Not exactly: Zantac (ranitidine) is an h2 (histamine) blocker that is typically used for ge (acid) reflux. However, it is commonly used to treat chronic hives in combination with traditional antihistamines. It is also used for additional treatment of severe (anaphylaxis) allergic reactions although first line treatment is Epinephrine and h1 antihistamine. It will not help allergic rhinitis. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Ranitidine And Bismuth (Definition)

Ranitidine|bismuth citrate is a Heliobacter pylori treating agent which is a kind of ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Bismuth Subsalicylate (Definition)

Bismuth subsalicylate is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more