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What are side effects of ranitidine HCl ?

What are side effects of ranitidine HCl ?

Not much: Ranitidine is the active ingredient in zantac, (ranitidine) and is generally well-tolerated with no side-effects. ...Read more

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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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Hi I take Ranitidine HCL 150 mg once /twice daily. Recently started Metformin Hcl ER 24 hr. Can the two have any interactions? l

Hi I take Ranitidine HCL 150 mg once /twice daily. Recently started Metformin Hcl ER 24 hr. Can the two have any interactions?  l

It's possible.: Rarely, the use of ranitidine can increase the levels of metformin, resulting in a kidney disorder called lactic acidosis. It is not common, but your doctor can watch for any signs of this. Just be sure that he or she is aware that you are taking the ranitidine… Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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What is the med ranitidine for?

What is  the med  ranitidine  for?

Decrease acid prod.: Histamine receptor blocker (h2 blocker) which cuts down on a id production. This allows healing of stomach and esophagus inflammation, ulcers. Stronger meds available. Most ulcers due to bacterial infection-cure requires other meds. Safe med. See md if need it often or for more than a few days. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: ranitidine?

Acid Reflux Med: 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 is a histamine h2-blocker. ...Read more

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Are ranitidine ingredients ppis?

Are ranitidine ingredients ppis?

Histamine antagonist: No, ranitidine is a histamine antagonist -- it works by selectively blocking the histamine H2 receptor to lower stomach acid content. Similar end-effect as a PPI like omeprazole, but following a different mechanism. ...Read more

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Is 0.8 ml of ranitidine. Any good?

That's a low dose: Typically it comes as a 50mg/2ml concentration in liquid form so 0.8ml is. ...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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Can i take Zantac (ranitidine) for warts?

Can i take Zantac (ranitidine) for warts?

No: Tagamet (cimetidine) has been used with some positive benefits for difficult warts on the foot. I have not heard of using zantac (ranitidine) in this manner. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Zantac (Definition)

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