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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?
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
No: This is not dangerous if only done once. Please try to say with recommended doses. ...Read more
Zantac (ranitidine) dose: One to two mg per kilo twice daily. ...Read more
6 wk old prescribed Zantac (ranitidine) 3x/day. Supposed to have 2nd dose at 3:00 pm, but gave at 11am instead. She had last at 7:00am. Is she ok?
Just stopped Nexium and have started taking Zantac! What is the maximum daily dosage? Stoppd because heard bad reports recently on taking Nexium
OTC labeling: Over the counter labeling is different that what your physician would prescribe. Follow the box directions if you purchased it in the pharmacy.The dosage depends on what you are treating. If not better see a physician for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
My bub is 4.5 months old he has silent reflux he's on losec but it dose not seem to be helping can I also give him zantac (ranitidine)?
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
How long does it take for Zantac (ranitidine) 150 to completely leave your system? I took 1 dose 2 nights ago and am having abdominal pain and I'm very lightheaded
The max dose for Zantac (ranitidine) is 2 150mg pills/day, but my heart burn is terrible and i have already taken 2. Can i take a tagamet on top of those two?
I wouldn't.: If your pain is so severe and is not being quelled by two Zantac (H2 blocker), then I would question whether it is acid reflux. I'd go see a physician. However, you can also consider trial of a proton pump inhibitor like nexium (esomeprazole) instead to see if it helps. I still recommend you seeing your doc. ...Read more
Is one dose of Diflucan safe, if I'm on a beta blocker, xyzal, (levocetirizine) zantac, and suffer from palpitations? 42, vaginal yeast infcn, OTC cream not working.
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