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Does Zantac (ranitidine) worsen digestion? I have gallbladder disease causing my GERD. Is it safe for me to take?
Separate problems: GERD and gall bladder disease are different. You need to take zantac (ranitidine) for GERD. Gall bladder disease gives rise to digestive problems and it needs to be treated separately. If zantac (ranitidine) doesn't work for your reflux you may need more powerful drugs such as PPIs ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Zantac (ranitidine) hurt my babies digestion (good flora, acidity , efficiency etc) in the in the long run? How severe should reflux s/s before using zantac (ranitidine)?
Unlikely: But you can consider a probiotic instead or teas with chamomile, fennel, ginger, and look at dietary factors (sensitivities/allergies to cow's milk for example). I rarely use zantac (ranitidine) but would only consider if poor growth or pain is an issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer