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Dr prescribed ranitidine bc I may have gastritis but I might not have it and I'm too scared to take it. What happens if I take it when nothing wrong?
Safe to take: It's a very safe medication to take and it may provide you with relief. I would suggest a short 2 week course to see if you improve. ...Read more
When son was approx 25 lbs he was prescribed ranitidine 15mg/ml at 2 mls twice daily. He now weighs 32 lbs. Is the dosage the same?
Depends: You are right in thinking that since he has increased his weight, his medication should also be increased since pediatric medicines are dosed based on weight. To roughly stay the same, you could give him 2.5 ml twice daily. If it is hard to measure out 2.5 ml, you could safely give him 3 ml twice daily. Sometimes doctors will keep the dose the same, and if the lower dose works as well, that is ok. ...Read more
My 2 yr old's dr prescribed ranitidine in hopes of helping his raspy voice; it says to take before eating in am but could we do it at night instead?
Both : Both. Ranitidine aka zantac is a type 2 antihistamine. Normally histamine released is intended to bind with type 2 histamine receptors in stomach to stimulate acid secretion. Ranitidine competes with histamine for those receptors (think musical chairs) thereby reducing acid secretion. This inhibition is partial & temporary, lasting 4-12 hours, therefore dosing for children every 6-8 hours. ...Read more
I have about 7 days left for my ranitidine prescription - prescribed for gastritis. When can I safely reintroduce coffee and other acidic foods and how should I go about doing this, please?
Very slowly: Once you have completed your prescription you could try to gradually reintroduce some acidic foods. If you get recurrent pain you may need to stay off them. You can do some things to protect yourself like adding creamer to coffee to cut the acidity and eating other foods along with it when you eat citrus fruits. ...Read more
27 y/o with hiatal hernia; was only prescribed ranitidine. What other treatments are there & will i ever need surgery? Discomfort continues. Thanks!
What can I do if my doctor prescribed ranitidine for my hives and to stop the itching. Is this normal?
My 3 month old baby been prescribed ranitidine 0.53ml 3x day domperidone 1.5 ml 3xday for silent reflux can this medicine cause smelly diarehea?
Could use your help docs! my doctor prescribed ranitidine 150mg to cut back on my stomach acidity. For some reason its not working?
I went to the doctor about my bloated, gassy stomach, and he prescribed ranitidine and told me not to drink any soda or juice. What does this signify?
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