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Does Zantac (ranitidine) works for acid reflux? Would you recommend Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflux?

Does Zantac (ranitidine) works for acid reflux? Would you recommend Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflux?

Zantac (ranitidine) works 4 GERD: Zantac (ranitidine) was the leading drug in the world when introduced in the early 1980's to treat indigestion. Conventional prescription doses were 300mg twice daily. The drug is effective in suppressing acid, but when used longterm can promote tolerance (so that larger doses are needed over time to block acid). Current over-the-counter dosing is 75mgs. Take along with behavior & diet aimed at reducing gerd. ...Read more

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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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Given Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg to take twice a day. Half a tablet once a day works the same. Is this ok instead of 2? Male 22

Dose dependent...: Zantac (ranitidine) is an h2-blocker that comes in many strengths because the more drug you take the more effectively it modulates acid production. Full prescription dosing is 300 mg twice daily to heal acid-related injury. For relief of indigestion without injury however use the lowest dose that provides you benefit (to avoid potential side effects). ...Read more

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Had acid reflux since i was 12 (18 yrs) and only Zantac (ranitidine) has worked, no other otc. It no longer works, even at 150 mg 3-4x daily. Any other OTC sugg?

Had acid reflux since i was 12 (18 yrs) and only Zantac (ranitidine) has worked, no other otc. It no longer works, even at 150 mg 3-4x daily. Any other OTC sugg?

Get re-checked. C MD: If you have chronic symptoms, and no longer getting relief from your usual meds, you need to get re-evaluated (assuming that you have been evaluated by a doc in the first place and have not just been self medicating). ...Read more

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I am taking 40mg pantaloc twice daily while on anti inflammatories. Stomach still hurts. Can i take Zantac (ranitidine) with this how long before pantaloc works ?

I am taking 40mg pantaloc twice daily while on anti inflammatories. Stomach still hurts. Can i take Zantac (ranitidine) with this  how long before pantaloc works ?

Go see your doctor: Pantaloc is not a brand sold here in the states. By searching online, it appears to be a brand of pantoprazole, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi) which is a very effective drug to control stomach acid. Zantac (ranitidine) is an h2 blocker which is a less effective means of decreasing stomach acid. You didn't mention how long you'd been taking pantaloc which usually works in a few days. Go see your family doctor. ...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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Is 450mg of Zantac (ranitidine) bad?

Probably not: It is higher than the recommended maximum daily dose of 300 mg but it should not present any major issues. ...Read more

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Expired Zantac (ranitidine) still work?

Yes, but: Depends on how long it has been expired. Effectiveness will diminish with time (years). ...Read more

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Does Zantac (ranitidine) cause anxiousness?

Does Zantac (ranitidine) cause anxiousness?

Zantac (ranitidine) and anxiety: Anxiety is extremely rare in zantac (ranitidine) use. But, it has been reported. The only way to know is to stop the zantac (ranitidine). If that is the cause, the anxiety should go away in a couple of days. So far, only 10 cases have been reported. ...Read more

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Take two Zantac (ranitidine) 75 or one 150?

The same: These simply are the same amount in total. No difference in effect either way. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Zantac (Definition)

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