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Is alcohol dangerous with Zantac (ranitidine) and pantoloc? What are the interactions? Would spacing the use of these be safe? EX: P in morning, A @ day, Z night

Is alcohol dangerous with Zantac (ranitidine) and pantoloc? What are the interactions? Would spacing the use of these be safe? EX: P in morning, A @ day, Z night

They interact: Zantac (ranitidine) and Pantolac might potentiate alcohol effect on your body and your brain. Spacing might not help because these medications have a long standing effect. If you drink alcohol while being on these medications do not drive even after having one drink ...Read more

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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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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" Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more

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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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How long after taking ranitidine can I ingest alcohol?

How long after taking ranitidine can I ingest alcohol?

Time: There is no rule as to when you can, but if you took it to help aide in heartburn associated with ingestion of alcohol, then I suggest you wait 30 minutes. ...Read more

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So I took my ranitidine medicine at 12pm and drank half a cup of alcohol at 11pm would that have caused a lot of damage towards me ? I'm worried

So I took my ranitidine medicine at 12pm and drank half a cup of alcohol at 11pm would that have caused a lot of damage towards me ? I'm worried

It is possible: If you are taking ranitidine, it is most likely because you have a problem with your stomach such as gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn) or ulcers. You should strictly avoid alcohol if you have either of these conditions. Alcohol lowers the pressure of the valve (sphincter) that keeps acid from coming back up into the esophagus. Alcohol can cause bleeding from your stomach or esophagus. ...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

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Can i take Zantac (ranitidine) for warts?

Can i take Zantac (ranitidine) for warts?

No: Tagamet (cimetidine) has been used with some positive benefits for difficult warts on the foot. I have not heard of using zantac (ranitidine) in this manner. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Zantac (Definition)

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