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My husband had GERD several years ago with a dry cough that was diagnosis with Prilosec success. He has this again but not working. Prilosec + zantac (ranitidine)?Dosage?

My husband had GERD several years ago with a dry cough that was diagnosis with Prilosec success. He has this again but not working. Prilosec + zantac (ranitidine)?Dosage?

Increase dose: If in fact the cough is caused by acid reflux coming up into the laryngeal area it may take using the Prilosec twice a day. Of course, the problem may be caused by something else such post-nasal drip or even cough varient asthma. It may be time to see a cough specialist such as an allergist or pulmunologist. ...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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Dosage of Zantac (ranitidine) tablet for 5 yr olds?

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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If I just took 2 Zantac (ranitidine) 300 mg is that a Chance of over dose ?

No: This is not dangerous if only done once. Please try to say with recommended doses. ...Read more

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Accidentally took too much zantac, (ranitidine) should I skip evening dose?

Maybe: Zantac is ranitidine which has been prescribed in doses as high as 300 mg 2 x per day. If you have exceeded more than 300 mg, you might want to hold the dose. Otherwise, you could take an evening dose. Otherwise, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take rolaids in between my morning and nightly dose of Zantac (ranitidine) during pregnancy? Just taking Zantac (ranitidine) alone doesn't seem to work.

Is it okay to take rolaids in between my morning and nightly dose of Zantac (ranitidine) during pregnancy? Just taking Zantac (ranitidine) alone doesn't seem to work.

Depends...: What are you treating? If just indigestion, then antacids consumed 1 ; 3 hours after a meal and at bedtime may be helpful in the majority of patients, but may be too high a dose for a pregnant one. Don't know what your zantac (ranitidine) dose is either, ; perhaps with consent from your obstetrician this medication can be optimized. Stick with gerd diet and behavior restrictions (see prior healthtap answers. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed me ranitidine 500mg for my acid reflux. One pill before bedtime. Is that dose too high? I was going to get Zantac 150mg instead.

Ranitidine dosage: Ranitidine/Zantac is the same drug. The former is the generic name. They come in 150mg and 300 mg pills. So it would be difficult to get 500 mg at a time. Call the doctor's office to clear up the confusion. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Zantac (Definition)

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