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I have taken 150mg zantac (ranitidine) twice a day for 7 days to reduce the acid in my stomach, as prescribed. Does it cause withdrawal symptoms?

I have taken 150mg zantac (ranitidine) twice a day for 7 days to reduce the acid in my stomach, as prescribed. Does it cause withdrawal symptoms?

No withdrawal: Ranitidine (ZANTAC) is not a habit forming medication so it should not cause withdrawal. However, I believe you may be thinking of a rebound effect of acidity once you stop taking it. Without knowing the exact reason it was prescribed for you it's hard to say. However for most cases of gastritis or GERD, 150 mg twice a day is a very normal dose which you should be able to come off easily. ...Read more

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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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

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Ranitidine and maalox safe to take together?

I think so...: ...though it may be overkill, or not. Maalox acts very quickly, whereas ranitidine must be absorbed into the bloodstream and then travel through the circulation to the parietal cells in the stomach where it blocks the H2 receptor. Making a long story short: Maalox can provide immediate relief of dyspepsia while you're waiting for the more sustained effects of ranitidine to occur. ...Read more

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Does Zantac (ranitidine) 75 contain aluminum?

Does Zantac (ranitidine) 75 contain aluminum?

No.: Generic ranitidine is c13h22n4o3s . According to the manufacturer's website additional inactive ingredients in zantac include hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, synthetic red iron oxide, titanium dioxide, triacetin. There is no aluminum. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Zantac (Definition)

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