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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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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

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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?

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

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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 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?

Maybe try other: Maybe you need a more potent acid inhibitor! You may wish to get either omeprazole 20mg over the counter and take twice a day or else get your physician to prescribe protonix (pantoprazole) 40mg daily and see if that works better..... ...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?

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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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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Is ranitidine a ppi?

Is ranitidine a ppi?

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

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Side effects of ranitidine?

Ranitidine effects: Allergic reaction like to any drug, easy bruisingchange in heart rate fast or slower, vision problems, fever, sore throat, nausea, stomach painfeverchest pain, shortness of breath
less serious headache, drowsiness, sleep problems, decrease sex drive. ...Read more

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Can ranitidine cause chest pains?

Can ranitidine cause chest pains?

In severe: Reactions it can. Reflux gastritis and ulcer disease can also cause chest discomfort. May be why you are on med. Talk to your doctor to see if it due to med or other symptom. ...Read more

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Does Zantac (ranitidine) help nausea?

Does Zantac (ranitidine) help nausea?

Sometimes: It has limited value for nausea unless the nausea is related to gastritis or ulcer disease. ...Read more

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Can you take ranitidine with depakote?

Can you take ranitidine with depakote?

Likely interaction: Yes, can be done, and if tried, check periodic depakote blood levels. If latter stays within therapy range, should be no profound issues. Discuss management with your doctor. ...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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Can I take esomeprazole with ranitidine?

Can I take esomeprazole with ranitidine?

No advantage: Esomeprazole works best if taken before a meal (preferably breakfast) and ranitidine around a meal or at bedtime. No advantage in taking both at the same time. ...Read more

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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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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. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Zantac (Definition)

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