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Does premedicating w/xyzal, Zantac (ranitidine) allow a mildly allergic person to slowly start taking aspirin again if under a drs care? Was mildly allergc to asp.

Does premedicating w/xyzal, Zantac (ranitidine) allow a mildly allergic person to slowly start taking aspirin again if under a drs care? Was mildly allergc to asp.

Needs allergist: Supervision since some allergic reactions to Aspirin could be serious. There may be better ways to desensitize you. ...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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If a person pre-medicates w/xyzal & zantac, (ranitidine) can they take an nsaid drug, if that drug has caused minor hives in the past? Get skin reaction only.

If a person pre-medicates w/xyzal & zantac, (ranitidine) can they take an nsaid drug, if that drug has caused minor hives in the past? Get skin reaction only.

Possibly: Both xyzal (levocetirizine) & zantac have anti-histamine effects & may decrease or eliminate a mild reaction to nsaid. However, this can be dangerous. Repeat exposures to something you are allergic to can be more severe, including breathing & swallowing difficulties, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or mouth. 6 classes of nsaids exist; you may not be allergic to other NSAID classes. An allergist may help a lot. ...Read more

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If I premedicate w/xyzal, zantac, (ranitidine) can I start using nsaids again, even tho they caused minor hives in the past? Allergist says yes, but I'm nervous.

If I premedicate w/xyzal, zantac, (ranitidine) can I start using nsaids again, even tho they caused minor hives in the past? Allergist says yes, but I'm nervous.

No: This is not correct, and I would not do it at home, if you need to take nsaids, you need to be desensitized under strict protocols and in a medical setting, not in an office setting. ...Read more

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Altho aspirin, ibuprofen have caused mild hives, I need asp for various reasons. I now medicate daily w/xyzal, zantac (ranitidine). Slowly start asp again? Safe?

Altho aspirin, ibuprofen have caused mild hives, I need asp for various reasons. I now medicate daily w/xyzal, zantac (ranitidine). Slowly start asp again? Safe?

NO: Your Aspirin and Ibuprofen allergy is significant and you may put yourself in a potentially life threatening situation if you take them. If you need Aspirin get desensitized, see an allergist. ...Read more

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Will taking daily xyzal (levocetirizine) & Zantac help protect me from allergic reactions to meds? Am allergic to so many now that I'm afraid of everything.

Xyzal (levocetirizine) & Zantac: Xyzal (levocetirizine) is an antihistamine & zantac a stomach acid reducer. While the former would be helpful with drugs that elicit a histaminic response the latter would help with drugs that inhibit prostaglandins (eg. Nsaids). There are various other pathways that lead to drug effects and side-effects, therefore xyzal (levocetirizine) & zantac would not offer universal protection against drug side-effects. Indeed no drug will. ...Read more

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My allergic drug reactions usually consist of hives. Now that I take xyzal&zantac, am I at least somewhat protected from drug reactions if one occurs?

My allergic drug reactions usually consist of hives. Now that I take xyzal&zantac, am I at least somewhat protected from drug reactions if one occurs?

Yes: Both of those medicines help treat allergic reactions, but if you are very sensitive you still may get hives. If you have breathing difficulties from a reaction seek emergency care immediately. ...Read more

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Is diflucan safe? I take a beta blocker and have occasional palps. Also take zantac, xyzal, (levocetirizine) and anusol suppository. Any of these mix badly?

Is diflucan safe? I take a beta blocker and have occasional palps. Also take zantac, xyzal, (levocetirizine) and anusol suppository. Any of these mix badly?

Not totally: It may affect the liver function which should be checked if Diflucan (fluconazole) is taken on a long-term basis. However I do not see any danger sign in the mixture you are taking. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Does Zantac (ranitidine) help nausea?

Does Zantac (ranitidine) help nausea?

Sometimes: It has limited value for nausea unless the nausea is related to gastritis or ulcer disease. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) an antihistamine?

Yes: There are now 4 types of histamine receptors. Zantac (ranitidine) acts on the h2 receptor resulting in blocking stomach acid thereby treating heartburn. Allergies are treated with h1 blocking type medications including claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec and allegra. Some medications have both actions to block both h1 and h2 receptor. For anaphylaxis, zantac can be added for it's effect on blood vessels. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) used for allergies?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) used for allergies?

Not exactly: Zantac (ranitidine) is an h2 (histamine) blocker that is typically used for ge (acid) reflux. However, it is commonly used to treat chronic hives in combination with traditional antihistamines. It is also used for additional treatment of severe (anaphylaxis) allergic reactions although first line treatment is Epinephrine and h1 antihistamine. It will not help allergic rhinitis. ...Read more

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Does Zantac (ranitidine) help with nausea?

If caused by acid: If its caused by extra acid in your stomach then it can help. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) also good for hives?

No: It used to be thought that the addition of medications such as ranitidine or Famotidine may be helpful since they do block one of the histamine receptors. However, current guidelines do not support the use of the medications in the treatment of hives. ...Read more

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Can you take Zantac (ranitidine) and pepcid?

Yes: But if your symptoms are severe enough, it would be a good idea to consult a gastroenterologist. Both drugs do the same thing in suppressing acid and you are just doubling up on the drug by taking both together. Do note that zantac (ranitidine) may cause diarrhea in some people. ...Read more

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Is Pepcid comparable to zantac (ranitidine)?

Yes and no: Although both work nearly as well, zantac (ranitidine) may cause diarrhea for some people. ...Read more

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Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) with tamiflu?

Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) with tamiflu?

That should be: Alright! . I don't see any contrraindications. ...Read more

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Is it ok to mix Zantac (ranitidine) and Advil?

Is it ok to mix Zantac (ranitidine) and Advil?

Medications: There us no interaction between these two medications. Advil (ibuprofen) can cause stomach upset so one needs to make sure you are not causing one problem you are treating with another medication. ...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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Is taking Zantac (ranitidine) after Advil safe?

Is taking Zantac (ranitidine) after Advil safe?

Yes: Zantac (ranitidine) is actually used to counteract the irritation from taking advil. If you are taking advil on an ongoing basis it will probably not help with tomach pain (counteract the irritation effects). But if you have stopped the advil zantac (ranitidine) will help any irritation causing the discomfort to heal more quickly than it would do without any treatment. ...Read more

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How common is an allergy to zantac (ranitidine)?

How common is an allergy to zantac (ranitidine)?

Uncommon: Zantac (ranitidine) is an h2 receptor blocker (a different histamine receptor). A very common side effect of Zantac (ranitidine) is nausea, GI upset and diarrhea. If you are experiencing these, then it is not an allergy but rather a side effect of the medication. Although an allergy is very unusual for this medication, it is still a possibility. See an allergist. ...Read more

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Can you take Zantac (ranitidine) and then zanax?

Can you take Zantac (ranitidine) and then zanax?

Yes...: Zantac is indicated for treatment of heartburn and indigestion. I'm assuming the second drug you mention above is xanax, (alprazolam) which is a medication for for anxiety. There is no interaction between them so they could be taken together if you wanted to. ...Read more

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How can Zantac (ranitidine) help your esophagus?

How can Zantac (ranitidine) help your esophagus?

GERD: zantac (ranitidine) helps keep stomach acid from entering and then subsequently causing damage to you esophagus. It is called GastroEsophageal Reflux Diesease or GERD. It can over time in some people lead to Barrett's esophagus which is a precancerous condition of the esophagus. ...Read more

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Does takn Zantac (ranitidine) raise blood pressur?

Next to impossible: If you have any concerns buy a blood pressure device for little money and check once daily. Better to know for sure. And discuss with your doc.

Usually, there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Does axid work better than Zantac (ranitidine) does?

In general or in you: Axid & Zantac (ranitidine) are 2 of many h2 blockers used to treat heartburn. As such, the manufacturer of Axid will tell you that Axid is better than zanac while the manufacturer of Zantac (ranitidine) will tell you differently (of course!). In large groups of patients, both are equally effective since they both work in same fashion. However, you may like one more than other (think of chevy vs dodge vs ford). ...Read more

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Can I take Pepcid and Zantac (ranitidine) together?

Not necessary: These drugs are in the same class and usually are not taken together... ...Read more

Xyzal (Definition)

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine that is used to treat the symptoms of hay fever and allergies like runny nose, stuffy ...Read more


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Levocetirizine (Definition)

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine that is used to treat the symptoms of hay fever and allergies like runny nose, stuffy ...Read more


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