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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. ...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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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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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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My 10 month old has had diarrhea for over a week and is taking reglan (metoclopramide) and zantac, should I be worried? Should we stop administering reglan (metoclopramide)

My 10 month old has had diarrhea for over a week and is taking reglan (metoclopramide) and zantac, should I be worried? Should we stop administering reglan (metoclopramide)

10 month old: At 10 months with persistent diarrhea, there is an increasing risk for dehydration. You need to have the child seen by the Pediatric GI specialist to assure the issue is examined and treated asap. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Zantac (Definition)

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