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Misdiagnosed with ulcer (turned out to be referred pain from kidney stone). Weaned off PPIs but getting BAD acid rebound after stopping Zantac (ranitidine). Help!

Misdiagnosed with ulcer (turned out to be referred pain from kidney stone). Weaned off PPIs but getting BAD acid rebound after stopping Zantac (ranitidine). Help!

Might want to...: ...consider resuming your acid blocker drug. Sure, you can get rebound acid production off PPI's, but maybe you weren't "misdiagnosed" afterall regarding a peptic component to your distress.

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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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!

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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?

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.

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Got hives/angioedema same time as upper resp. Virus. Cleared in a wk w/ prednisone, Allegra + Zantac (ranitidine) - but awful acid reflux after stopping meds. Huh?

Possibly steroids: Effects, you might to continue ranitidine (zantac) for some more time, please contact your doctor and tell him/her your symptoms, good luck

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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.

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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

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I have been on Zantac (ranitidine) for 14 days and I have been constipated and bloated with incomplete evacuation. Is it the Zantac (ranitidine) and do I stop it?

I have been on Zantac (ranitidine) for 14 days and I have been constipated and bloated with incomplete evacuation. Is it the Zantac (ranitidine) and do I stop it?

Yes it can: As with most things in life, on the one hand but then on the other hand. The purpose in giving Zantac (ranitidine) is to reduce the amount of acid in the child's stomach which may reduce other symptoms he is exhibiting (coughing, etc.). He can be constipated for other reasons too (rice cereal, oatmeal, lots of milk). You can insert glycerine suppositories. In any case, it will pass. True independent of age

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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.

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I want to stop ppi (10 weeks in) as now getting bad reflux - never had prior. Diagnosed poss lpr. Can I substitute Zantac (ranitidine) to assist weaning off process?

I want to stop ppi (10 weeks in) as now getting bad reflux - never had prior. Diagnosed poss lpr. Can I substitute Zantac (ranitidine) to assist weaning off process?

Yes: Try zantac (ranitidine) 150 twice a day instead. Make sure you also avoid acids, such as tomatoes, tomato sauce, oranges and orange juice coffee and tea.

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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.?

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.

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I'm 2 weeks pregnant & I have been taking zantac, (ranitidine) amoxicillin & Flagyl for a week & still have 1 week to go. I just found out pregnant. Should I stop?

Yes and no: Fda pregnancy category b. Zantac (ranitidine) is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Ranitidine passes into breast milk. Do not take zantac (ranitidine) without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby also yes for amoxicillin. No for flagyl. Good luck.

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After how many days burning of throat and chest will stop after starting medication like Zantac (ranitidine) 150 twice daily?

After how many days burning of throat and chest will stop after starting medication like Zantac (ranitidine) 150 twice daily?

Varies: If not better in 2-3 weeks see GI specialist. If you are on Prilosec also as in your history you should see a GI specialist sooner.

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I am scheduled for stomach endoscopy in 3 weeks the gastroenterologist told me to stop prilosec because it masks HPylori. Can I take zantac (ranitidine) in the meanwhile? Heartburn nausea chronic belching.

I am scheduled for stomach endoscopy in 3 weeks the gastroenterologist told me to stop prilosec because it masks HPylori. Can I take zantac (ranitidine) in the meanwhile? Heartburn nausea chronic belching.

Yes: The H2 Blocker Zantac (ranitidine) will not affect the Clo test or any other test done to diagnose H. pylori. I want you to read about GERD so you will have more insight about your possible condition: to to> http://bit. Ly/1KQEMhN and this site>http://bit. Ly/1HDj7EB I think you will find the information very helpful. Best wishes

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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.

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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.

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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.

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Zantac (Definition)

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