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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 expired Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) unsafe?

Dexilant (dexlansoprazole): In general, recommend against use of expired medications. ...Read more

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Is prevacid (lansoprazole) more effective thanother heartburn meds?

Is prevacid (lansoprazole) more effective thanother heartburn meds?

Not more effective: Within the category of proton pump inhibitors. It is a more potent acid inhibitor than tums, zantac, Pepcid and cimetidine, but so are omeprazole, nexium, (esomeprazole) protonix, etc. Ultimately, it is about which one works the best for you. ...Read more

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Is protonix (pantoprazole) effective?

Is protonix (pantoprazole) effective?

Yes, but not for all: Protonix belongs to a class of antacid medication called proton-pump-inhibitor such as the famous purple pill, prilosec. Some examples: prilosec, nexium, prevacid, aciphex, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) and protonix--they differ slightly, but generally have similar efficacy. One may work for one person, but not another. So, if it is not working for you, consult doc for a change. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is "Provigil" an FDA approved prescription drug?

Yes: Provigil is an FDA prescription drug used mostly for narcolepsy or excessive daytime sleepiness from other causes. http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/drugsatfda/index.cfm?fuseaction=Search.DrugDetails ...Read more

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Does Zantac (ranitidine) lose effectiveness past expiration date?

Uncertain.: In general, it is recommended that medications not be used after expiration date. With that said, there is a big difference between being expired for 5 days versus 5 years. Your pharmacist should be able to provide more information. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between PPI drugs like prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole) prevacid, etc?

Is there any difference between PPI drugs like prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole) prevacid, etc?

Not at all: No they are all, as you said PPI's and appear to provide similar relief. Some are more expensive than others and drug companies would like you to believe their PPI works better than the generic. It is my belief that in general, you should stick with generic medications. Do not fall for the marketing hype. ...Read more

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Ranitidine hydrochloride and Nexium (esomeprazole) together?

Ranitidine hydrochloride and Nexium (esomeprazole) together?

Why?: What are you trying to treat? If your symptoms are not controlled with one drug, it is time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Taking Zantac and Nexium (esomeprazole) together safe?

Taking Zantac and Nexium (esomeprazole) together safe?

Safe but why?: Nexium (esomeprazole) should be taken 30-60 mins before the first meal and zantac nearly at any time. There is no major advantage in taking them both at the same time. ...Read more

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Any interactions plaquenil methotrexate motrin800 Tylenol500 folic acid prilosec aspirin lopressor cartia imdur ambian singulair xyzal (levocetirizine) melatonin ?

Any interactions plaquenil methotrexate motrin800 Tylenol500 folic acid prilosec aspirin lopressor cartia imdur ambian singulair  xyzal (levocetirizine) melatonin ?

Too many: You are taking so many drugs that it is difficult to tell whether drug interaction may occur. Even if you run a profile in Epocrates , it is impossible to tell whether a combination with another drug may lead to interaction. Thus you will require close monitoring by your doctor and be on the lookout for any adverse effects. ...Read more

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Prevacid (lansoprazole) 30 mg side effects?

Prevacid (lansoprazole) 30 mg side effects?

Prevacid (lansoprazole) S.E.'s: Prevacid (lansoprazole) is a very well tolerated medication, but in the short term it can cause a number of dose-dependent side effects including commonly headache and diarhea. Longer term use carries other consequences (please see my earlier answer on this topic in healthtap). ...Read more

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Does fda approved aromatase inhibitors in pediatrics?

Does fda approved aromatase inhibitors in pediatrics?

Probably never will: Many of the drugs we use in pediatric oncology are never approved by the fda for treatment of a particular pediatric cancer. Once it gains fda approval for an adult disease indication, we then can study it in clinical trials, and if warranted, use it. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) used for allergies?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) used for allergies?

Not exactly: Zantac (ranitidine) is an h2 (histamine) blocker that is typically used for ge (acid) reflux. However, it is commonly used to treat chronic hives in combination with traditional antihistamines. It is also used for additional treatment of severe (anaphylaxis) allergic reactions although first line treatment is Epinephrine and h1 antihistamine. It will not help allergic rhinitis. ...Read more

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Is Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 30mg the same potincy as Prevacid 30mg?

Is Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 30mg the same potincy as Prevacid 30mg?

Depends who answers: Prevacid (http://www.drugs.com/prevacid.html) is a brand of generic lansoprazole. Most original versions of drugs are 50:50 mix of mirror images. In other words, they come in right AND left hand versions. Some manufacturers have learned to separate active version (sometimes right, other times left) from inactive one. Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) (http://www.drugs.com/mtm/dexilant.html) is active right hand version. ...Read more

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Expired Zantac (ranitidine) still work?

Yes, but: Depends on how long it has been expired. Effectiveness will diminish with time (years). ...Read more

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Are ranitidine ingredients ppis?

Are ranitidine ingredients ppis?

Histamine antagonist: No, ranitidine is a histamine antagonist -- it works by selectively blocking the histamine H2 receptor to lower stomach acid content. Similar end-effect as a PPI like omeprazole, but following a different mechanism. ...Read more

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Possible protonix (pantoprazole). Pepcid, tagamet side effects?

Possible protonix (pantoprazole). Pepcid, tagamet side effects?

Many: But none terribly common or serious. Read the supplies information for each drug. ...Read more

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Is expired Nexium (esomeprazole) any good?

Are we talking: 10 days past expiration or 10 years? In general, it isn't recommended that expired medications be used. Take care. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) (histamine blocker) used for children for allergies.?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) (histamine blocker) used for children for allergies.?

Add-on for hives: Ranitidine (zantac), although it's a different kind of histamine blocker (h2 for acid vs h1 for allergies), has been shown to have some anti-allergy properties, especially when used with an h1 blocker like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for hives. There was actually one study that showed benefit in nasal allergies, but i don't know anyone that prescribes it for that purpose. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Zantac (Definition)

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


Fda (Definition)

Stands for food & drug administration, agency that ...Read more