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Can you take prilosec and nexium (esomeprazole) together? Can I take zantac at night after taking prilosec in the afternoon?

Can you take prilosec and nexium (esomeprazole) together? Can I take zantac at night after taking prilosec in the afternoon?

Drug interactions: Prilosec is a brand of generic omeprazole. Nexium is a brand of generic esomeprazole, which is left mirror image of omeprazole. Therefore, you only take one, not both proton pump inhibitors (PPI). Zantac is brand of generic ranitidine, which is an H2 blocker, which isn't as powerful as PPI but can be used in conjunction w/PPI. Try lifestyle modifications to avoid acid reflux: http://goo. Gl/yJXqxR ...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 Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 60mg in the morning and Zantac 150 at night safe to take and if so for how long?

Safe to take: These two medications inhibit the release of acid in your stomach. The acid does have an important role in digestion. The ppi meds (dexilant) have an adverse effect on calcium absorbtion in the body and therefore can contribute to the development of osteoporosis.
You need to work with your doctor to find out why you are having and what you can do to decrease the gastritis. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to take Prilosec in the morning and Zantac (ranitidine) at night for complete acid relief of GERD?

Is it recommended to take Prilosec in the morning and Zantac (ranitidine) at night for complete acid relief of GERD?

See your doctor.: If you are initially treating presumed acid reflux, Prilosec 20 mg once each morning about 20 minutes before eating any food is a good start. If it does not completely relieve your symptoms after two weeks, however, or if they recur after stopping the Prilosec, then I would seek out treatment long term through your family doctor. Anti-reflux measures are important too. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have problems swallowing certain foods I take Prilosec 40mg twice a day along with Zantac 300mg at night will a digestive enzyme w/o probiotic help

I have problems swallowing certain foods I take Prilosec 40mg twice a day along with Zantac 300mg at night will a digestive enzyme w/o probiotic help

Globus versus...: A ball or lump sensation in your throat past which you can easily swallow is called "globus"--a functional problem that acid blockers likely won't help. Nor would it likely address esophageal spasm, dysmotility, or eosinophilic esophagitis. Have you had manometry? Might want endoscopy for definitive biopsy +/- address peptic stricture that may constrict the swallowing tube & benefit from dilation. ...Read more

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Dyspepsia after stomach flu 2 months ago. Dexilant 60 mg for 2 weeks. Zantac 300mg at night. How long for Dexilant work 24/7? How long dyspepsia last?

Dyspepsia after stomach flu 2 months ago. Dexilant 60 mg for 2 weeks. Zantac 300mg at night. How long for Dexilant work 24/7? How long dyspepsia last?

Dyspepsia: Are your symptoms related to reflux or hyperacidity? If so, these medications should offer relief quickly. If you're referring to postmeal bloating and belching or bile reflux, they may not be effective. Try following a bland, fat free diet, avoid alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and take mylanta 1/2 hour after meals and at bedtime. Take either deliant or zantac daily. See a gastroenterologist as neede ...Read more

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On protonix (pantoprazole) 40mg twice a day with Zantac 300 at night and its not working. Had an endoscopy with f.I.C.E and it showed only mildly lax les. Symptoms are only in throat. Sore and lump. Stomach is ok.

On protonix (pantoprazole) 40mg twice a day with Zantac 300 at night and its not working. Had an endoscopy with f.I.C.E and it showed only mildly lax les. Symptoms are only in throat. Sore and lump. Stomach is ok.

Options: You are on a pretty good reflux regimen right now. If it's not working, you could increase your medications, change medications to other proton-pump inhibitors or think about the possibility of a nissen fundoplication. Make sure your gastroenterologist knows that the above isn't doing the job. They can make some changes before you have to consider the extreme of surgery. ...Read more

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I take Prilosec in morning and Zantac (ranitidine) at bedtime. Zantac (ranitidine) helped at night for a while. But now it isn't. What can I do.

I take Prilosec in morning and Zantac (ranitidine) at bedtime. Zantac (ranitidine) helped at night for a while. But now it isn't. What can I do.

Increase the prilose: You may take an additional Prilosec at bedtime, or see your doctor for a rx strength
medication. An antacid as an additional
medication may also be helpful.
If you have symptoms of relux over 2 times a week which are unrelieved with over the counter medications, (burning from acid in your esophagus) you should seeyour dr. ...Read more

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15weeks pregnant. Doctor said it was safe to take zantac (ranitidine).Been taking one zantac (ranitidine)150 a night. But I hear it can cause birth defects. Should I be worried?

15weeks pregnant. Doctor said it was safe to take zantac (ranitidine).Been taking one zantac (ranitidine)150 a night. But I hear it can cause birth defects. Should I be worried?

Category B Med: This medication has been studied in detail and placed in category b, which is one of the safest categories a medication can have related to its use in pregnancy. No birth defects are noted on animal or human studies. Sounds like your doc knows what s/he's doing. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Zantac (ranitidine) after taking dica and also I am taking amiptrityline 50mg at night?

Is it ok to take Zantac (ranitidine) after taking dica and also I am taking amiptrityline 50mg at night?

It is OK: It is safe and no interactions or warnings are found.
However, tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens to adjust your medicine regiment. ...Read more

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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

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Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) in the morning and tagament at night?

Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) in the morning and tagament at night?

Yes: These are helpful for stomach acidity and have essentially the same effects and side effects. I am not sure why you would do it this way but for simplicity, use up what you have and then pick one to take twice per day in the future. ...Read more

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My 8 year old takes 1-75mg of Zantac (ranitidine) everyday is it ok for her to take 2 each day of morning and of night if needed?

My 8 year old takes 1-75mg of Zantac (ranitidine) everyday is it ok for her to take 2 each day of morning and of night if needed?

CAN BE.....: Up to 75 mg 2 tab can be given usually depending on the diagnosis; e.g. For gastro esophageal reflux disease (gerd) and erosive esophagitis, dose is double of the usual. Anyways, better talk to her pediatrician or GI doc if you want to continue this dose longer. ...Read more

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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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Been having acid reflux problems not sure the cause. 1 150mg of zantac (ranitidine) was working now it's not. Is it OK to take 1 in the morning and 1 at night? A

Been having acid reflux problems not sure the cause. 1 150mg of zantac (ranitidine) was working now it's not. Is it OK to take 1 in the morning and 1 at night? A

Reflux: If you're experiencing true acid reflux it's probably more effective to switch to the ppi class of medications like prilosec or nexium (esomeprazole). Don't forget to avoid alcohol, caffeine, nicotine or highly spicey foods. If symptoms persist, consult a gastroenterologist for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My daughter is prescribed Zantac (ranitidine) 2.5 ml bid. She only needs its at night. Do I give her 2.5 ml or 5 ml?

Ask your doctor.: Zantac (ranitidine) is most typically prescribed 2-4 times daily. For children, the doses are both age and weight dependent--and also depending on the diagnosis that triggered the use of this prescription. There are too many variables to accurately answer your question in this healthtap format. Please call your doctor and pose the question as you have done here. Great question! But ask your doctor.... ...Read more

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I have a 3 month old daughter. She has been very raspy since birth. Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflix did not work. Gets worse at night. What could it be?

I have a 3 month old daughter. She has been very raspy since birth. Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflix did not work. Gets worse at night. What could it be?

Consultation: There are many possible conditions that may be associated with these symptoms. I agree that laryngomalacia is one distinct possible cause. Since it has been present since birth and worse in the supine position, I would suggest consulting with your pediatrician. If the problem persists, interferes with growth, seeing a pediatric pulmonologist is the next step. PRMG fax 8582599689 for? S ...Read more

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What can cause vertigo in middle of night. Started at 2am and finally subsided around 7am. I was diagnosed w gastritis about a month ago, take Zantac (ranitidine)?

What can cause vertigo in middle of night. Started at 2am and finally subsided around 7am. I was diagnosed w gastritis about a month ago, take Zantac (ranitidine)?

Inner ear: True vertigo is caused by an inner ear problem and usually starts quickly and ends pretty quickly the fact that this lasted several hours is a little bit more concerning and I would see your doctor. I do not think it has anything to do with your reflux ...Read more

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Why do I get heartburn almost every time I eat? It's a lot worse at night. Wake up in night nauseous and need Zantac (ranitidine).

GERD: You may have GERD that is not responding to ranitidine. If you take your ranitidine at night, and take an alternative like omeprazole or lansoprazole in the mornings, and your heartburn resolves, then it's likely GERD. But there are conditions that can contribute, and with a history of thyroid cancer you should have your thyroid stimulating hormone checked. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Does taking ranitidine Zantac and marijuana have a side effect yesterday around 1 pm I took a ranitidine and last night around 8:30 I smoked some marijuana and everything was all blurry and I fainted three times

Tagamet/Zantac: This class of drugs is a well known inhibitor of the enzymes used in the liver to break-down or de-toxify many medications/drugs. So your usual thc hit stayed around, and its intensity increased, by your use of ranitidine. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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