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Can Zantac (ranitidine) cause insomnia? I've been taking 150 mg before bed for 7 mo now. Can't sleep. Also, any long term dependency problems like with PPIs?
5 wks of 7.5mg Omeprazole was giving my 10 wk baby insomnia, started on Zantac (ranitidine) 1 ml x 3 on Tues. Reflux now much worse & baby very upset, do I persevere?
Reflux: The meds usually don't have much of an effect on the quantity of spit up. They help with the irritability of the reflux to prevent acid from causing the pain. It's all weight dependent so without a weight can't say if the Zantac (ranitidine) is the correct dosage or not. If the quantity is a lot then we sometimes thicken feeds through the bottle to help the reflux. ...Read more
My 4 mth old has reflux can I giver her Zantac (ranitidine) and gripe water at the same time? She has trouble sleeping anything I can do?
See her doctor.: Depending on the company making the gripe water you use, it could have ingredients that aren't safe; gripe water is not regulated by the fda. If Zantac (ranitidine) isn't helping her enough, please see her doctor-her dose may need to be adjusted, or she needs a different medicine, or she needs to see a pediatric GI specialist. ...Read more
I eat Zantac (ranitidine) 75 tablets to get rid of acid reflux and now I having problems regarding to breathe or my heart beats too fast or I cannot sleep well?
I'm taking 10 mg Zyrtec (cetirizine) and 150 ranitidine can I take NyQuil as well? I have an awful sinus infection and it's causing trouble sleeping
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
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
No, it's a blocker: Of the histamine-2 receptor, which stimulates gastric acid secretion. Ppi's work by a different mechanism: they irreversibly block the hydrogen/potassium Adenosine triphosphatase enzyme system (the gastric proton pump) of the gastric parietal cells, which secrete acid. Ppi's tend to be stronger inhibitors of acid secretion. ...Read more
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
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