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1 year old on Zantac (ranitidine) 2ml twice daily for supposed silent reflux. What are side effects?

1 year old on Zantac (ranitidine) 2ml twice daily for supposed silent reflux. What are side effects?

Safe: Relatively safe drug with very large margin of safety. I have seen some diarrhea, but that is about it for that dose. And any risk is far outweighed by the risk of the reflux. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


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Some nights have silent reflux if ate/ drank too late. Am worried about cancer. Took 1 Zantac (ranitidine) 150 tonight and read side effects! Safe on occasion?

Yes Zantac (ranitidine) is safe: You should take it daily, if needed. It only works for about 12 hours. It is a safe medicine even if taken for a life long time. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux & have taken Carafate, Dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) Tums and Zantac, but I had to stop all the medications due to side effects. What should I do now?

I have acid reflux & have taken Carafate, Dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) Tums and Zantac, but I had to stop all the medications due to side effects. What should I do now?

Lifestyle: There may be some lifestyle issues you can modify to lessen the problems you have with reflux. The chemicals in coffee, tea & some sodas (caffeine) or it's cousin nicotine (smokers) all keep the stomach entrance from closing tightly. Removing them from your life can help. Not reclining for at least an hour after a meal or large beverage can also. ...Read more

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Infant 13 months old taking reglan (metoclopramide) and Zantac for with redness in cheeks, seizures, developmental delay, tremors, are these side effects on them for?

Infant 13 months old taking reglan (metoclopramide) and Zantac for with redness in cheeks, seizures, developmental delay, tremors, are these side effects on them for?

Ask prescriber: Prolonged use of Reglan (metoclopramide) to speed up gastric emptying has risks. Mild side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, headache hypertension and restlessness, dangerous side effete include decrease in white blood cells, heart arrhythmia, adrenal disorder, several neurologic syndromes. Some pediatricians have been trying Erythromycin as a agent to speed up gastric emptying. Zantac is widely used. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Zantac (ranitidine) (ranatidine)?

What are the side effects of Zantac (ranitidine) (ranatidine)?

Zantac (ranitidine): Cardiovascular changes in heart rate), central nervous system (dizziness, sedation, confusion, headache, anxiety, malaise, hallucinations)
skin - rash
endocrine: breast enlargement
gi : nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain
hepatitis
joints: joint pain
hematological : anemia, low platelet count, low white blood cell count,
elevated kidney function test
rare side effects vasculitis (vascular inflammati. ...Read more

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Are there some side effects of zantac (ranitidine)?

Are there some side effects of zantac (ranitidine)?

Uncommon-a bunch: Generally safe drug, available otc. Rarely can cause rash, liver problems, blood problems, kidney problems, allergic reaction; can cause headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, dizziness, vertigo, malaise.Lots of potential drug interactions. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and zantac?

Side effects: For Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) these include: diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, fever. Some studies show that this class or medicine can promote osteoporosis, but this is rare.

For zantac: side effects include constipation, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and rare reports of pancreatitis. Rebound acid hypersecretion has been reported after discontinuation of therapy. ...Read more

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How much ranitidine (zantac) can I give to my 2 month old (12 lb) baby for reflux?

How much ranitidine (zantac) can I give to my 2 month old (12 lb) baby for reflux?

5-10mg/kg/24 divided: A 12lb (5.5kg) kid could take between 14 & 28 mg every 12 hours ~ 1-2ml of 15mg/ml syrup. ...Read more

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Can Zantac (ranitidine) cause high ferratin levels in a 1 year old baby who has been on this for 9 months for silent reflux?

Ferritin level: If the ferritin levels are high I would look for other causes. Doubt zantac (ranitidine) will do this. In a 9month baby an elevated ferritin may not be a serious problem but it depends on if it is very high. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg safe to take on daily basis once a day for heartburn n acidity? R there any side effects

Zantac (ranitidine): Yes, zantac (ranitidine) is safe to take on a daily basis with minimal side effects. I would, however, evaluate why you are having these symptoms requiring daily treatment. Evaluate diet such as spicy/fatty foods, citrus fruits, caffeine, smoking, alcohol. Some of these can be modified. If persists would speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on zantacs (ranitidine) after 4 hours of no side effects?

Can you overdose on zantacs (ranitidine) after 4 hours of no side effects?

Overdosing: I am always worried about questions like this from teenagers. I am worried because there seems to be a time when teens feel like harming themselves. If you are feeling suicidal please ask for help. If you cannot approach your parents then please get to an adult you trust. Your pediatrician may be a good choice.

But, to the question, no this medication cannot cause over dose. ...Read more

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My niece has a 5 week old baby with acid reflux... She's on Zantac (ranitidine) twice daily and she cries every night every hour for hours. What can she do??

My niece has a 5 week old baby with acid reflux... She's on Zantac (ranitidine) twice daily and she cries every night every hour for hours. What can she do??

Crying: Often it is not simply reflux but also may represent colic. Zantac (ranitidine) may protect the esophagus but does not treat colic. Babies do cry. Look at site Purple Crying for some tips. All the best. ...Read more

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I've been having severe heartburn for the past couple of days. I want to take medication but terrified of side effects. Is Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid better?

I've been having severe heartburn for the past couple of days. I want to take medication but terrified of side effects. Is Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid better?

Heartburn: For classic heartburn, zantac or pepcid gives quicker relief than ppi's such as prilosec or nexium (esomeprazole). It's also helpful to follow a bland, low fat diet and avoid alcohol, caffeine, chocolate and tobacco. I wouldn't expect any significant side effects from zantac or pepcid. ...Read more

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I am taking fexet d and Zantac (ranitidine) tablets twice time in a day. I crush tablets in mouth to swallow. It is safe method or not. What are its side effects.

I am taking fexet d and Zantac (ranitidine) tablets twice time in a day. I crush tablets in mouth to swallow. It is safe method or not. What are its side effects.

It depend of medicat: I take few medication myself some are so bitter if I do not swallow it right away. Other ones like asa 81 you can chew with different tastes of fruits. As general when is in powder or crushed form will absorb quickly for mixing check the guide in the box if the drug are compatible. ...Read more

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Which are safer to use, PPI's or H2 blockers for heartburn? Hear bad things about Pantoprazole, so I'm thinking of trying Zantac, what are side effects?

Safety: More information about harmful side effects of taking long term ppi's are being published in the medical literature. At this time I feel that long term use of h2 blockers like zantac and pepcid are safer. Your pharmacist can advise you about latest information on your medications. ...Read more

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Terrible heartburn and acid reflux while taking a 3-wk course of daily diflucan. Typical side effect? Ok to take Zantac (ranitidine) or a PPI?

Terrible heartburn and acid reflux while taking a 3-wk course of daily diflucan. Typical side effect? Ok to take Zantac (ranitidine) or a PPI?

Fluconazole: Gastric upset with abdominal pain are well known side-effects of this drug, but what you are describing is quite severe and you should consult with your doctor. It is OK to take ranitidine (Zantac) or a PPI, but you should really be seen and evaluated if this is not relieved or continues after discontinuing the medication. ...Read more

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Can stopping use of zantac, (ranitidine) singular, & qvar (rx'ed for viral bronchitis) have side effects, specifically depression, headaches, or sinus issues?

Can stopping use of zantac, (ranitidine) singular, & qvar (rx'ed for viral bronchitis) have side effects, specifically depression, headaches, or sinus issues?

Some of them, yes: If the medicines were helping sinus disease, then certainly stopping them might cause the symptoms to come back. I am not aware of an association with depression, though. You should talk with the prescriber about those symptoms, as they are probably unrelated and there are ways to effectively treat this! ...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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Baby keeps puking a half hour later she went from breast milk, newborn formula to now ar. The baby was tested no reflux is on Zantac (ranitidine). Suggestions?

Baby keeps puking a half hour later she went from breast milk, newborn formula to now ar. The baby was tested no reflux is on Zantac (ranitidine). Suggestions?

Milk changes: Is your baby vomiting or spitting. If she is vomiting I would be concerned about an intestinal obstruction such aspyloric stenosis, especially if she is a month old. Changing formula frequently may mean your child is getting too much milk, or getting it too rapidly. Then again, your baby may be lactose intolerant. ...Read more

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Will taking Zantac (ranitidine) when you aren't 100% sure you have acid reflux do any harm?

Ans: You should not be taking any medication without a proper diagnosis. All educations have side effects and Zantac (ranitidine) is no exception be careful what you take. Change you lifestyle. More water and health y foods and exercise ...Read more

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If someone is taking Zantac 300 daily, can they take a Pepcid complete for breakthrough evening reflux?

GERD: It is fine on occasional basis. Zantac is first generation and Pepcid is second generation. There is no drug interaction between two. Even third generation Omeprazole is ok to take of symptoms are severe. ...Read more

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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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Prescribed 150mg zantac (ranitidine) twice a day for 7 days to help with hyperacidity. Does a rebound effect of acid reflux usually occur once stopping?

No, but…: Two weeks of Zantac (ranitidine) will not trigger any sort of rebound effect. However, some people report that they notice heartburn more after they have had effective therapy to temporarily suppress it, so it may seem that way. If you have continued heartburn, which is very possible, you may need a longer-term medicine then just two weeks. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm still having acid reflux until now. I take zantac (ranitidine) 300mg am/pm. Not working, when im hungry it get worst and I should eat every 2-3hrs. Help me.

I'm still having acid reflux until now. I take zantac (ranitidine) 300mg am/pm. Not working, when im hungry it get worst and I should eat every 2-3hrs. Help me.

Scope: You need to have upper endoscopy to evaluate for ulcer. In the mean time add omeprazole 20mg twice daily. If you don't want scope then make sure u add omeprazole and get blood test for H.pylori and if positive get treatment ...Read more

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Been taking Zantac (ranitidine) 150 for acid reflux once a day for the past 2-3 days. I feel like I'm coming down with a cold, can I take DayQuil tablets with it?

I wouldn't.: Over the counter cough and cold medicines have no proven benefit and many side effects. See http://tinyurl. Com/osmaxzo Also, if your cold symptoms started after taking the Zantac, (ranitidine) and you have never had it before, I would stop it for now, to be sure that did not play a role in your new symptoms. You can safely use liquid antacids or tablet antacids (like calcium carbonate) for stomach upset. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) 75 good for acid reflux?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) 75 good for acid reflux?

Zantac (ranitidine) and GERD: Hi

yes, if it works. But, please do not continue using this drug if your symptoms persist or worsen.

The goal is to be wise about diet and exercise and weight and the types of calories you consume so that you do not have gerd at your young age that persists month after month.

Cigarrettes, chocolate, red wine and caffeine can all make gerd worse. ...Read more

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Can Zantac (ranitidine) be used to effectively control acid reflux problems?

Can Zantac (ranitidine) be used to effectively control acid reflux problems?

Depends on cause: Gerd (movement of stomach contents into esophagus) can result from: 1) inappropriate relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter, gastroparesis (sluggish stomach emptying, partial gastric outlet obstruction), ineffective esophageal peristalsis, inadequate salivary production. Limit consumption of: caffeine & fizzy drinks, dietary fats, tomato products, chocolate, tobacco, alcohol, bedtime snacks. ...Read more

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Is ranitidine the same as zantac? If not which one is better to take for acid reflux?

Yes: Ranitidine is the chemical or generic name for Zantac a commercial product. In the usa most all generics are considered highly rated and generally speaking generic ranitidine "should" work equal to branded Zantac for acid reflux. Note Famotidine is generic for Pepcid (famotidine) and Omeprazole for prilosec. Omeprazole is a more potent acid reducing medication, but for acid reflux not always better. ...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


Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Zantac (Definition)

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