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Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) if I was drinking the night before?

Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) if I was drinking the night before?

Dr./pharmacist: I would contact your Dr. Or pharmacist and ask the necessary questions. You can probably find the answers at the Zantac (ranitidine) website. ...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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Is Cranberry Juice safe to drink while taking Zantac (ranitidine)?

Is Cranberry Juice safe to drink while taking Zantac (ranitidine)?

Appears safe: There are no reported incidents published in pubmed regarding the use of Zantac (ranitidine) and cranberry use, a pharmacist may however be able to better answer this question for you as they are more familiar with drug interactions and pharmacokinetics. ...Read more

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I'm going to be drinking beer tonight can I take Zantac (ranitidine) 150 while drinking?

I'm going to be drinking beer tonight can I take Zantac (ranitidine) 150 while drinking?

Yes: This is safe. It sounds as if beer gives you heartburn. If you must imbibe consider finding a different beverage that does not cause you problems. Remember to practice safe drinking habits :) ...Read more

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What can I do if my stomac hurts terrebile after drinking wine? Will Zantac (ranitidine) help? Or what else do you suggest?

Do not drinK wine.: In some people the muscle/sphincter at the bottom of the esophagus responsible for keeping stomach contents from coming up can be loosened by certain foods. Caffeinated beverages, alcoholic beverages, spicy foods and chocolate are the most notorious for causing this type of problem. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) 150 a bandaid solution or could it really help? Should I take it before I drink coffee or alcohol or is it meant to be taken regularly?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) 150 a bandaid solution or could it really help? Should I take it before I drink coffee or alcohol or is it meant to be taken regularly?

Zantac (ranitidine): Is an effective "blocker" of the effects of stomach acid on the lining of the stomach/esophagus However if coffee or alcohol BOTHER your stomach. Get that evaluated! DO NOT JUSY "MASK" the symptoms of what may be a "problem"

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I get immediately flushed/splotchy when I drink alcohol, and to prevent that I have been taking Zantac (ranitidine) each time before I drink. Is that safe?

I get immediately flushed/splotchy when I drink alcohol, and to prevent that I have been taking Zantac (ranitidine) each time before I drink. Is that safe?

It's ok: I can't see how it could cause any problems. Zantac (ranitidine) is an antihistamine that decreases stomach acid production, so there shouldbn't be any interaction. It could be that you are getting a histamine release with the alcohol. You might see if it's with all alcohols or a component in the alcohol or if an antihistamine like loratidine or Cetirizine would help. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in upper abdominal/rib cage area. Eating causes pain, heart burn, diahrea. Drinking liquids is ok. Have tried mylanta, zantac, (ranitidine) rolaids, tums, pepto...Nothing helps

I have severe pain in upper abdominal/rib cage area. Eating causes pain, heart burn, diahrea. Drinking liquids is ok. Have tried mylanta, zantac, (ranitidine) rolaids, tums, pepto...Nothing helps

Hello.: Hello. I cannot diagnose the cause of your symptoms. Many different conditions are possible. Gallstones, cholecystitis, an ulcer, gastritis, heartburn, colitis. You should see your doctor. In the mean time, eat smaller meals, avoid greasy and spicy foods, ensure that you are getting at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. If you have severe abdominal pain with fever that isn't remitting - please get seen asap. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor about my bloated, gassy stomach, and he prescribed ranitidine and told me not to drink any soda or juice. What does this signify?

I went to the doctor about my bloated, gassy stomach, and he prescribed ranitidine and told me not to drink any soda or juice. What does this signify?

Dyspepsia: Sounds like your doctor is treating you for excess acid in your stomach (dyspepsia). Give the ranitidine at least 2-3weeks to see if it's going to work. You could also start taking a probiotic or eating yogurt daily ...Read more

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Will putting rice in formula help a four week old with silent reflux? Already on Zantac (ranitidine)

Will putting rice in formula help a four week old with silent reflux? Already on Zantac (ranitidine)

May constipate: Adding rice cereal to formula can cause new issues such as constipation. Often trying a different formula may help such as lactose free type. Frequent burping and slower bottle nipples may help. Make sure weight is checked regularly with well baby visits. ...Read more

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I took ativan an hour ago can I now take a zantac (ranitidine)?

Yes: Ativan and Zantac (ranitidine) do not interact, except that Zantac (ranitidine) can delay the absorption of Ativan. ...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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What happens if I take an aerius 5 mg tabletdo I have to take a Zantac (ranitidine) 150 mg one (hours later)?

Can take together: Aerius (desloratidine), another brand name Clarinex, (desloratadine) anti-H1 receptor antihistamine, can be taken together with Zantac (ranitidine), an antiH2 receptor antihistamine. ...Read more

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Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) 1 hour before micronor?

Zantac (ranitidine): You may take zantac (ranitidine) an hour before micronor without interference. ...Read more

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I got off nexuim for 3 days to see how I do I burning now I will get back on it. I just took one but can't wait 24 hours can I take a Zantac (ranitidine) now?

I got off nexuim for 3 days to see how I do I burning now I will get back on it. I just took one but can't wait 24 hours can I take a Zantac (ranitidine) now?

Okay together: There are no known interactions between Nexium (esomeprazole) and Zantac. In fact, when symptoms are not fully resolved with Nexium (esomeprazole) alone, patient's are often instructed to take Nexium (esomeprazole) in the morning and Zantac later in the day. I see no reason why you can't take Zantac temporarily, until the Nexium (esomeprazole) kicks back in. If the burning persists despite both medications, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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I taking Zantac which is better Nexium (esomeprazole) or Prilosec? Which one works faster I suspect GERD bec mucus keeping I feel burn. I want to switch to 24 hour

All are good: For some people one is better that other. Zantac work differently than Prilosec and nexium (esomeprazole). Please try and see which one works better for you and you should see your physician for proper diagnosis and to exclude any other problem ...Read more

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I took a Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 2 hours ago can I now take a Zantac for acid reflux?

I took a Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 2 hours ago can I now take a Zantac for acid reflux?

Best to ask your doc: Who gave you Cipro (ciprofloxacin) to find the definitive answer. Reason is if you take Zantac, your decreasing your acid production that would help reduce any bacteria in your stomach. Then you're taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) to kill off both the infectious bacteria as well as your healthy bacteria that lives in your gut. So you're creating a massive change and your microbiome that warrants further discussion with your doctor. ...Read more

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Suffers from chronic acid reflux. Takes 6 tums a day- but it only relieves the issue for an hour. Tried Zantac (ranitidine) but didn't help much. Get scoped?

Suffers from chronic acid reflux. Takes 6 tums a day- but it only relieves the issue for an hour. Tried Zantac (ranitidine) but didn't help much. Get scoped?

DGL is used to: Help with acid reflux and is safe. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health. You need to take a lot of it for DGL to be effective. ...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 taken 4 ibuprofen (200 mg) 3xs today for pain- over the corse of 14 hours- I have acid reflux and feel I need to take my medicine (Zantac) can I?

Dyspepsia: Yes you can take your Zantac (ranitidine) and should since any NSAID can cause GI upset and dyspepsia. There is actually and combination medication that will help protect your stomach ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Zantac (Definition)

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