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I've been taking ranitidine 300mg for 3 days now and today i expirienced vomitting , is this bad ? Should i stop taking the pills ?

I've been taking ranitidine 300mg for 3 days now and today i expirienced vomitting , is this bad ? Should i stop taking the pills ?

Maybe: You can take ranitidine 150mg every 12 hours. I assume you are taking it to help with heartburn? Vomiting can be a side effect, and if you are having that, i would back off of the twice daily dosing. Have you tried making changes in diet to help with heartburn? Don't forget to think of other reasons that you may be vomiting. If vomiting continues or you have a fever, be sure to see a doctor. ...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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So im taking Ranitidine and Pantoprazole pills daily for gastritis...but sometimes i feel anxiety should i stop taking them?

So im taking Ranitidine and Pantoprazole pills daily for gastritis...but sometimes i feel anxiety should i stop taking them?

Hyperacidity: Ranitidine is used to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and intestines and for GERD Pantoprazole decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach It is likely that stresses in your life may be causing increased acid in the stomach or contributes to ulcer in stomach Pantoprazole may cause anxiety. Anxiety due to stress also can cause hyperacidity See a Psychiatrist and Gastroenterologist ...Read more

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When should I stop taking ranitidine and an antihistamine when my hives are gone?

When should I stop taking ranitidine and an antihistamine when my hives are gone?

Ask your doctor: Typically antihistamines including h2 anti- histamines such as ranitidine are gradually tapered off after roughly a week of being hive free. It is best to consult with your prescribing physician first, since every case of hives can be different. ...Read more

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Hi, i've been given ranitidine for GERD and swallowing problems but i'm worried about the side effects, do you think I should stop worrying and take .?

Yes: Untreated persistent gerd may lead to damage of the esophagus as well as much more serious complications. The long term side effects of acid reducing medications pale in comparison to the risks of untreated significant gerd. A full GI work up by a gastroenterologist is recommended so a treatment plan can be suggested. ...Read more

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Does ranitidine 300 mg po Qhs same with ranitidine?

Ranitidine: 300 mg po QHS - means you are taking a dose of 300 milligrams of ranitidine at each bedtime. ...Read more

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I've taken two 150mg ranitidine today, is it ok to take another one?

I've taken two 150mg ranitidine today, is it ok to take another one?

Not Advised: It is not advised to take more than 2 150mg tabs of ranitidine per day. Have you tried something else like omeprazole OTC?? ...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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How long does it take for ranitidine to leave you system? Been taken even other day for about two months of 150mg

A few days.: Ranitidine does not last long in your body. If you stop taking it, then your stomach acid will not be reduced after just a few days of stopping it. If your problem has resolved, that will be fine. If it has not, however, then you will either need to resume it or take a different medicine to reduce acid. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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