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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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5 wks of 7.5mg Omeprazole was giving my 10 wk baby insomnia, started on Zantac (ranitidine) 1 ml x 3 on Tues. Reflux now much worse & baby very upset, do I persevere?

Reflux: The meds usually don't have much of an effect on the quantity of spit up. They help with the irritability of the reflux to prevent acid from causing the pain. It's all weight dependent so without a weight can't say if the Zantac (ranitidine) is the correct dosage or not. If the quantity is a lot then we sometimes thicken feeds through the bottle to help the reflux. ...Read more

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My 4 mth old has reflux can I giver her Zantac (ranitidine) and gripe water at the same time? She has trouble sleeping anything I can do?

My 4 mth old has reflux can I giver her Zantac (ranitidine) and gripe water at the same time? She has trouble sleeping anything I can do?

See her doctor.: Depending on the company making the gripe water you use, it could have ingredients that aren't safe; gripe water is not regulated by the fda. If Zantac (ranitidine) isn't helping her enough, please see her doctor-her dose may need to be adjusted, or she needs a different medicine, or she needs to see a pediatric GI specialist. ...Read more

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I eat Zantac (ranitidine) 75 tablets to get rid of acid reflux and now I having problems regarding to breathe or my heart beats too fast or I cannot sleep well?

I eat Zantac (ranitidine) 75 tablets to get rid of acid reflux and now I having problems regarding to breathe or my heart beats too fast or I cannot sleep well?

Maybe try other: Maybe you need a more potent acid inhibitor! You may wish to get either omeprazole 20mg over the counter and take twice a day or else get your physician to prescribe protonix (pantoprazole) 40mg daily and see if that works better..... ...Read more

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What is zantac (ranitidine)?

What is zantac (ranitidine)?

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

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Does Zantac (ranitidine) help nausea?

Does Zantac (ranitidine) help nausea?

Sometimes: It has limited value for nausea unless the nausea is related to gastritis or ulcer disease. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) an antihistamine?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) an antihistamine?

Yes: There are now 4 types of histamine receptors. Zantac (ranitidine) acts on the h2 receptor resulting in blocking stomach acid thereby treating heartburn. Allergies are treated with h1 blocking type medications including claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec and allegra. Some medications have both actions to block both h1 and h2 receptor. For anaphylaxis, zantac can be added for it's effect on blood vessels. ...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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Does Zantac (ranitidine) help with nausea?

If caused by acid: If its caused by extra acid in your stomach then it can help. ...Read more

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Can I take gaviscon with zantac and ativan?

Anxiety, GERD, Ulcer: Ativan is for Anxiety.

Zantac is to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and hyperacidity.
Gaviscon is for acid indigestion and heartburn.

Due to possible tolerance with Ativan and lack of improvement, Discuss with Psychiatrist:
•Diagnosis of Anxiety
•Tolerance with Ativan
•Therapy for stresses in your life
•Medication
•Breathing Relaxation
•Visual Imagery of National Parks
•Meditation. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) also good for hives?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) also good for hives?

No: It used to be thought that the addition of medications such as ranitidine or Famotidine may be helpful since they do block one of the histamine receptors. However, current guidelines do not support the use of the medications in the treatment of hives. ...Read more

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Can you take Zantac (ranitidine) and pepcid?

Yes: But if your symptoms are severe enough, it would be a good idea to consult a gastroenterologist. Both drugs do the same thing in suppressing acid and you are just doubling up on the drug by taking both together. Do note that zantac (ranitidine) may cause diarrhea in some people. ...Read more

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Is Pepcid comparable to zantac (ranitidine)?

Yes and no: Although both work nearly as well, zantac (ranitidine) may cause diarrhea for some people. ...Read more

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Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) with tamiflu?

Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) with tamiflu?

That should be: Alright! . I don't see any contrraindications. ...Read more

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Is it ok to mix Zantac (ranitidine) and Advil?

Is it ok to mix Zantac (ranitidine) and Advil?

Medications: There us no interaction between these two medications. Advil (ibuprofen) can cause stomach upset so one needs to make sure you are not causing one problem you are treating with another medication. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) 75 good for acid reflux?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) 75 good for acid reflux?

Zantac (ranitidine) and GERD: Hi

yes, if it works. But, please do not continue using this drug if your symptoms persist or worsen.

The goal is to be wise about diet and exercise and weight and the types of calories you consume so that you do not have gerd at your young age that persists month after month.

Cigarrettes, chocolate, red wine and caffeine can all make gerd worse. ...Read more

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Is taking Zantac (ranitidine) after Advil safe?

Is taking Zantac (ranitidine) after Advil safe?

Yes: Zantac (ranitidine) is actually used to counteract the irritation from taking advil. If you are taking advil on an ongoing basis it will probably not help with tomach pain (counteract the irritation effects). But if you have stopped the advil zantac (ranitidine) will help any irritation causing the discomfort to heal more quickly than it would do without any treatment. ...Read more

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How common is an allergy to zantac (ranitidine)?

How common is an allergy to zantac (ranitidine)?

Uncommon: Zantac (ranitidine) is an h2 receptor blocker (a different histamine receptor). A very common side effect of Zantac (ranitidine) is nausea, GI upset and diarrhea. If you are experiencing these, then it is not an allergy but rather a side effect of the medication. Although an allergy is very unusual for this medication, it is still a possibility. See an allergist. ...Read more

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Can you take Zantac (ranitidine) and then zanax?

Can you take Zantac (ranitidine) and then zanax?

Yes...: Zantac is indicated for treatment of heartburn and indigestion. I'm assuming the second drug you mention above is xanax, (alprazolam) which is a medication for for anxiety. There is no interaction between them so they could be taken together if you wanted to. ...Read more

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How can Zantac (ranitidine) help your esophagus?

How can Zantac (ranitidine) help your esophagus?

GERD: zantac (ranitidine) helps keep stomach acid from entering and then subsequently causing damage to you esophagus. It is called GastroEsophageal Reflux Diesease or GERD. It can over time in some people lead to Barrett's esophagus which is a precancerous condition of the esophagus. ...Read more

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Can I take Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) with zantac?

Only if recommended: Dexilent and zantac (ranitidine) both suppress the acid in the stomach and normally both are not taken together. The exceptions are resistant GERD which does not get better with one and both are prescribed to control the acidity for short period of time
Consult your doctor or Gastroenterologist if you should take both ...Read more

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Does takn Zantac (ranitidine) raise blood pressur?

Next to impossible: If you have any concerns buy a blood pressure device for little money and check once daily. Better to know for sure. And discuss with your doc.

Usually, there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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How long after taking Zantac can I consume alcohol?

How long after taking Zantac can I consume alcohol?

No waiting period: Technically there is no interaction between alcohol and Zantac, however alcohol intake should be limited or eliminated when GERD or peptic ulcer disease are present, as alcohol can worsen these conditions. ...Read more

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Does axid work better than Zantac (ranitidine) does?

In general or in you: Axid & Zantac (ranitidine) are 2 of many h2 blockers used to treat heartburn. As such, the manufacturer of Axid will tell you that Axid is better than zanac while the manufacturer of Zantac (ranitidine) will tell you differently (of course!). In large groups of patients, both are equally effective since they both work in same fashion. However, you may like one more than other (think of chevy vs dodge vs ford). ...Read more

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Can you take Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) with zantac?

Yes: I often have patients take proton pump inhibitors like Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) or Prilosec in the morning and zantac at night. ...Read more

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Can I take Pepcid and Zantac (ranitidine) together?

Not necessary: These drugs are in the same class and usually are not taken together... ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


Dr. James Dukelow
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Zantac (Definition)

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