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Bad acid reflux 18months, self medicating with 75mg of ?Ranitidine? Every 12hrs. Celiac test negative. Family history of IBS and crohnes.
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
How long does it take for ranitidine to leave you system? Been taken even other day for about two months of 150mg
A few days.: Ranitidine does not last long in your body. If you stop taking it, then your stomach acid will not be reduced after just a few days of stopping it. If your problem has resolved, that will be fine. If it has not, however, then you will either need to resume it or take a different medicine to reduce acid. Good luck. ...Read more
No interaction: Ondansetron which is used to treat nausea/vomiting, and ranitidine which is used to suppress the release of stomach acid, have no listed interaction. Your medication list mentions citalopram, however, which CAN interact with ondansetron; both lengthen the QT interval (a measure of electrical conduction of the heart) which can be risky in some people. Monitoring of EKG may be warranted. ...Read more
Sometimes it is: Ranitidine is an h2 type of antihistamine. Most h2 receptors are in the stomach and therefore ranitidine is effective in acid suppression for stomach acid reflux. However, there are h2 receptors around blood vessels so ranitidine is sometimes used in treatment of hives and severe allergic reactions like anaphylaxis. H1 antihistamines are best for allergic reactions. ...Read more
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