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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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I have GERD and I have no ins. What is the best OTC medication for that? I already take 300mg of Zantac (ranitidine) a day.

I have GERD and I have no ins.  What is the best OTC medication for that? I already take 300mg of Zantac (ranitidine) a day.

Baking soda: If cost is an issue, and your are already taking 300mg of generic Zantac (ranitidine) a day, then you could occasionally try taking a level teaspoon of baking soda in about two ounces of water for further relief. This is a home remedy that has worked well of decades, but is not promoted in standard medical practice. That said you should be evaluated asap by a gastroenterologist to determine the cause of sx. ...Read more

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I have GERD and have being having heartburn symptoms. Im taking zantac (ranitidine) now daily and i still have heartburn. What medication is best for heartburn?

I have GERD and have being having heartburn symptoms. Im taking zantac (ranitidine) now daily and i still have heartburn. What medication is best for heartburn?

PPI: Proton pump inhibitor. This class of medications typically works the best for reflux disease. It is advisable over to use this for about three months, and then try to wean yourself off and see how the symptoms are. Do this with the knowledge of your primary care provider. They might need to send you for more tests should medication fail. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I've been having severe heartburn for the past couple of days. I want to take medication but terrified of side effects. Is Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid better?

I've been having severe heartburn for the past couple of days. I want to take medication but terrified of side effects. Is Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid better?

Heartburn: For classic heartburn, zantac or pepcid gives quicker relief than ppi's such as prilosec or nexium (esomeprazole). It's also helpful to follow a bland, low fat diet and avoid alcohol, caffeine,chocolate and tobacco. I wouldn't expect any significant side effects from zantac or pepcid. ...Read more

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Does Zantac (ranitidine) 300mg and pantoloc 40mg help treat moderate H Pylori infection? Also, does pepto bismol interfere with these medications?

Does Zantac (ranitidine) 300mg and pantoloc 40mg help treat moderate H Pylori infection? Also, does pepto bismol interfere with these medications?

If you have: Confirmed H Pylori infection then you will need a course multiple antibiotic taken concurrently (same time). Zantac (ranitidine) and Pantoprazole alone will help with symptoms but not eradicate the bacteria. ...Read more

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Will Pepcid or Zantac (ranitidine) relieve the gas caused by my anti-inflammatory medication Diclofenac?

Will Pepcid or Zantac (ranitidine) relieve the gas caused by my anti-inflammatory medication Diclofenac?

No: These medications will not relieve gas per se, but will help relieve stomach acid which can help protect the stomach as dicloenac can be bothersome to the stomach lining ...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

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I've been trying to get pregnant and I am currently taking Zantac(acid reflux) and Benadryl. Could these medications keep me from conceiving? Thanks!

I've been trying to get pregnant and I am currently taking Zantac(acid reflux) and Benadryl. Could these medications keep me from conceiving? Thanks!

Possibly: Ranitidine has not been known to cause any problems with fertility or pregnancy, however diphenhydramine/Benadryl and other antihistamines theoretically can affect the implantation of the egg in the womb by decreasing bloodflow to the uterus. It is still debatable, (and there aren't any good studies on the subject), but it might be good to stop taking benadryl unless you REALLY need it. ...Read more

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Took Pantoprazole for 2weeks ending of 2weeks still had burning throat at night. Got switched to Zantac (ranitidine) & not working well. The Best medication treatment?

Took Pantoprazole for 2weeks ending of 2weeks still had burning throat at night. Got switched to Zantac (ranitidine) & not working well.  The Best medication treatment?

See your doctor.: If your symptoms returned after two weeks of pantoprazole, you may need it longer-term. I do not recommend taking it long term unless it has been prescribed by a physician, however. I would return to see your gastroenterologist to discuss it further. In the meantime, follow anti-reflux precautions well. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux & have taken Carafate, Dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) Tums and Zantac, but I had to stop all the medications due to side effects. What should I do now?

I have acid reflux & have taken Carafate, Dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) Tums and Zantac, but I had to stop all the medications due to side effects. What should I do now?

Lifestyle: There may be some lifestyle issues you can modify to lessen the problems you have with reflux. The chemicals in coffee, tea & some sodas (caffeine) or it's cousin nicotine (smokers) all keep the stomach entrance from closing tightly. Removing them from your life can help. Not reclining for at least an hour after a meal or large beverage can as well. ...Read more

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Does any stomach medication (zantac/Prilosec) interact with sexual stimulants? (Viagra (sildenafil) 100mg)

Does any stomach medication (zantac/Prilosec) interact with sexual stimulants? (Viagra (sildenafil) 100mg)

No interactions were: Noted btwn Zantac, prilosec and viagra (sildenafil) using Drugs. Com drug interaction checker. However, that doesn't mean that it can't occur. ...Read more

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What drugs interact with zantac (ranitidine)?

Many drugs can: Interact with zantac. Check this site for full list: http://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/ranitidine,zantac-150.html ...Read more

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What is the chance of me having anaphylaxis to fludrocortisone? Is it higher than say Zantac (ranitidine) and other drugs or same? This terrifys me with any drug.

What is the chance of me having anaphylaxis to fludrocortisone? Is it higher than say Zantac (ranitidine) and other drugs or same? This terrifys me with any drug.

HIghly unlikely: I don't believe that this has been reported although anaphylaxis to solumedrol (methylprednisolone) (another form of cortisone) has been reported but the link is to the succinate ingredient and not to the cortisone molecule itself. Most of the cortisone allergy is related to contact dermatitis and not anaphylaxis. Your anxiety on this may be the cause for some of your reactions. Talk to an allergist. ...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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I have been taking Prilosec for 10 years. Trying to wean off with Zantac (ranitidine) 150/2 daily. Is there another drug I could use. Zantac (ranitidine) is giving me anxiety?

I have been taking Prilosec for 10 years. Trying to wean off with Zantac (ranitidine) 150/2 daily. Is there another drug I could use. Zantac (ranitidine) is giving me anxiety?

Depends: It really depends on why you are having reflux.
Best is to fix the root of the problem.
Long term stomach acid suppression can lead to micronutrient deficiencies and cause health problems. ...Read more

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Wolud there be a drug interaction if you are taking Prilosec 40mg and Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg if you still felt the heartburn?

Fine...: No major interactions exist, but I'm worried that your symptoms aren't being controlled well. You should definitely talk with your doctor to see if something else can be done. ...Read more

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I took 450 milligrams of Zantac (ranitidine) and tested positive for meth on a store bought dip stick style ua given at work. I am not a drug user. What gives?!

Could Be False +: There is literature that with routine drug screens — which are great, and cost-effective — there are quite a few false positives, and the literature on Zantac (ranitidine) seems to corroborate that. Gas chromatography- mass spectroscopy is considered the "gold standard" in most scientific literature, though in practice it is not often performed in many clinics and hospitals. Also, — 450mg of Zantac (ranitidine) is a lot! ...Read more

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If a person pre-medicates w/xyzal & zantac, (ranitidine) can they take a 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 a 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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Heartburn for years. PPI drugs don't help. Have small Hiatel hernia. CDiff 10 mnths ago. Morning heartburn and can't get rid of it. On 300mg of Zantac (ranitidine).

Heartburn for years. PPI drugs don't help. Have small Hiatel hernia. CDiff 10 mnths ago. Morning heartburn and can't get rid of it. On 300mg of Zantac (ranitidine).

Maybe just heartburn: Maybe just heartburn but atypical chest pain especially in middle-aged women is nothing to ignore. The potential origins may include: heart, lungs, mediastinum, esophagus (due to dysmotility disorders, gastroparesis, biliary/pancreatic trouble, and/or non-acid reflux), musculoskeletal, pericardium (sac around the heart), pleuritis, bronchiitis, or referred pain from a remote site. Further evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Daughter vomiting after 2 doses of 5mg Lexapro, taken with Xanax (alprazolam) & Zantac? Taking Xanax (alprazolam) &added Zantac last Wed. Took LP 2x & vomiting. Anti-nausea drug?

Daughter vomiting after 2 doses of 5mg Lexapro, taken with Xanax (alprazolam) & Zantac? Taking Xanax (alprazolam) &added Zantac last Wed. Took LP 2x & vomiting. Anti-nausea drug?

See doc: Since there is no age or indication given for this combination of drugs, it is impossible to give any meaningful advice. Since lexapro, zantac,and xanax (alprazolam) are not essential to sustain life, one needs to find out whether the vomiting is from one of the drugs or a drug interaction. Need to consult doctor re. substitutes and not anti-nausea drug to counter a drug side effect. ...Read more

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Take two Zantac (ranitidine) 75 or one 150?

The same: These simply are the same amount in total. No difference in effect either way. ...Read more

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Does Zantac (ranitidine) 75 contain aluminum?

Does Zantac (ranitidine) 75 contain aluminum?

No.: Generic ranitidine is c13h22n4o3s. According to the manufacturer's website additional inactive ingredients in zantac include hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, synthetic red iron oxide, titanium dioxide, triacetin. There is no aluminum. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Zantac (Definition)

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