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Dr. Sanjay Talati
651 Doctors shared insights

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 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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Take zantac once a day for a month now past week been feeling bloated and nausea am I messing up my stomach acid to much?

Take zantac once a day for a month now past week been feeling bloated and nausea am I messing up my stomach acid to much?

You may need to: See a healthcare provider after having taken an OTC, but important, medication for your presumed acid reflux. Ranitidine is a good medication for acid reflux symptom control, but bloating and nausea are symptoms of dyspepsia and potentially dysmotility. If you cannot manage your symptoms on your own, it is probably time to see a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My stomach is bloated, feels inflamed, like a bruise almost and im so thirsty! . Is this gastritis? GI dr just gave Zantac (ranitidine) said come back in 2 months

Thirst concerning: reflux disease can present him with many symptoms. But excessive thirst is not one of them. That suggest possible electrolyte imbalance and one would also have to consider the possibility of diabetes. Recommend reevaluation with your doctor. Make sure you tell them about the excessive thirst. That is not a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease for which the Zantac (ranitidine) would be helpful. ...Read more

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I'm taking Zantac (ranitidine) 150 twice daily got stomach bloat buy from reading it appears as if the doc is treating me for stomach ulcer and that worries me?

I'm taking Zantac (ranitidine) 150 twice daily got stomach bloat buy from reading it appears as if the doc is treating me for stomach ulcer and that worries me?

Not clear: Some doctors use high dose zantac (ranitidine) to treat acid reflux. If you are worried about peptic ulcer issues, just review this with your doctor. You won't really know what he/she is treating you for unless you ask. Remember you have to be your own patient advocate and being an informed patient is very important. ...Read more

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Wellbutrin4anxiety, lansoprazole4reflux, plaquenil4an ai. Ibs&gastroparisis. Elavil (amitriptyline) for nerve pain &zantac 4 nite gas bloat. Can I take melatonin?

Wellbutrin4anxiety, lansoprazole4reflux, plaquenil4an ai. Ibs&gastroparisis. Elavil (amitriptyline) for nerve pain &zantac 4 nite gas bloat. Can I take melatonin?

That is a lot of: Medications, plus alcohol. You should consult with your doctor or pharmacist to see if there are any interactions among the meds you already take. Adding melatonin would be complicating things even more. ...Read more

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Had stomach bloat doc put me on Zantac (ranitidine) for ulcer did blood test to see if I had h.pylori that came back clear what is the next course of treatment?

Had stomach bloat doc put me on Zantac (ranitidine) for ulcer did blood test to see if I had h.pylori that came back clear what is the next course of treatment?

Scope: You need to be properly diagnosed so you need an endoscopy to make sure what do you have and that will decided the next course of treatments ...Read more

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Welbutrin 4anxiety&previcid 4hiatal hernia&barretts also have painful gas bloat when sleeping, gastroparisis, ibs. Added prescription is elavil&zantac@nite. Safe?

Welbutrin 4anxiety&previcid 4hiatal hernia&barretts also have painful gas bloat when sleeping, gastroparisis, ibs. Added prescription is elavil&zantac@nite. Safe?

Probably: In my practice, I don't prescribe wellbutrin (bupropion) for anxiety. I use other antidepressants, which I have found are more effective for anxiety. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is effective for depression.
You need to consult with your treating physician to carefully review all of your medications for potential interactions. ...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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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

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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 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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Zantac (ranitidine) and ativan ok taken together?

NO INTERACTION: Yes they can. No interaction between Zantac (ranitidine) and Ativan. ...Read more

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Are there some side effects of zantac (ranitidine)?

Are there some side effects of zantac (ranitidine)?

Uncommon-a bunch: Generally safe drug, available otc. Rarely can cause rash, liver problems, blood problems, kidney problems, allergic reaction; can cause headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, dizziness, vertigo, malaise.Lots of potential drug interactions. ...Read more

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Dosage of Zantac (ranitidine) tablet for 5 yr olds?

Zantac (ranitidine): 1 mg per kilo per dose given twice daily. Assuming weight of five yrs old is 45lbs, (roughly 20 kilos), dose of Zantac (ranitidine) is 20 mg by mouth twice daily. ...Read more

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Should I take my zantac (ranitidine) or ativan first?

Should I take my zantac (ranitidine) or ativan first?

Zantac and Ativan: Thank you for informing about using Zantac, Lansoprazole and Omeprazole
Ativan is for Anxiety
Both Lansoprazole and Omeprazole have side effect of anxiety symptoms.
Take Zantac 30-60 minutes before taking food that can cause indigestion.
Take Ativan any time when you have Anxiety is 7 or more on a scale of 10.
Discuss with your Physician
•Diagnosis –
•Taking of Zantac, Lansoprazole, Omeprazole. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Zantac (ranitidine) (ranatidine)?

Zantac (ranitidine): Cardiovascular changes in heart rate), central nervous system (dizziness, sedation, confusion, headache, anxiety, malaise, hallucinations)
skin - rash
endocrine: breast enlargement
gi : nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain
hepatitis
joints: joint pain
hematological : anemia, low platelet count, low white blood cell count,
elevated kidney function test
rare side effects vasculitis (vascular inflammati. ...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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Anxiety and zantac (ranitidine)? . Will Zantac (ranitidine) help?

Zantac (ranitidine): Nope, but it will calm your stomach down. ...Read more

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How is food digested if acid is stopped with zantac (ranitidine)?

Acid: Is reduced, not stopped by medications. There are many enzymes for digestion and many products produced by the salivary glands (saliva), stomach, liver (bile), pancreas, & small intestine to help digest food products. Acid is only a part of the digestive process & zantac (ranitidine) (or others) only reduces the acid produced. ...Read more

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What is the use of tablet "zantac" and "motillium". plz explain?

Zantac/Motilium: Motillium is used overseas for treatment of GERD & to prevent vomiting & also may help with Migraines.
Zantac is used to lower stomach acid & treat GERD. ...Read more

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What is a safer long term med. Omeorazole or zantac (ranitidine)?

What is a safer long term med. Omeorazole or zantac (ranitidine)?

Both are safe: Anti-reflux measures such as raising the head of the bed, avoiding tight clothing or belts, avoiding eating late at night and not lying down shortly after mealtime and achieving weight loss are great treatments. Avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatories, caffeine, peppermints, alcohol and tobacco.
Both Zantac (ranitidine) and Omeprazole are safe to use daily. ...Read more

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Can you take alegra and Zantac (ranitidine) 150 at the same time?

Can you take alegra and Zantac (ranitidine) 150 at the same time?

Should be ok: These are diiferent classes of medication and should be safe to take together. As always, when taking multiple medications seek the advice of your physician to make sure there is no unique problem to you that you preclude the use of these medications. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Zantac (Definition)

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


Dr. Jay Yepuri
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Bloating Or Abdominal Fullness (Definition)

Bloating or abdominal fullness ...Read more