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Is alcohol dangerous with Zantac (ranitidine) and pantoloc? What are the interactions? Would spacing the use of these be safe? EX: P in morning, A @ day, Z night

Is alcohol dangerous with Zantac (ranitidine) and pantoloc? What are the interactions? Would spacing the use of these be safe? EX: P in morning, A @ day, Z night

They interact: Zantac (ranitidine) and Pantolac might potentiate alcohol effect on your body and your brain. Spacing might not help because these medications have a long standing effect. If you drink alcohol while being on these medications do not drive even after having one drink ...Read more

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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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After taking Zantac , can I take pepto after time if needed? Any interactions? Also Tylenol (acetaminophen). How long should I wait between the three? Thank you!

After taking Zantac , can I take pepto after time if needed?  Any interactions? Also Tylenol (acetaminophen). How long should I wait between the three? Thank you!

Drug interaction: there are no notable interactions between these medications. As long as used as directed they can be taken in close proximity to each other. ...Read more

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Wolud there be a drug interaction if you are taking Prilosec 40mg and Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg if you still felt the heartburn?

Wolud there be a drug interaction if you are taking Prilosec 40mg and Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg if you still felt the heartburn?

Fine...: No major interactions exist, but i'm worried that your symptoms aren't being controlled well. You should definitely talk with your doctor to see if something else can be done. ...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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Is 450mg of Zantac (ranitidine) bad?

Is 450mg of Zantac (ranitidine) bad?

Probably not: It is higher than the recommended maximum daily dose of 300 mg but it should not present any major issues. ...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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Does Zantac (ranitidine) cause anxiousness?

Does Zantac (ranitidine) cause anxiousness?

Zantac (ranitidine) and anxiety: Anxiety is extremely rare in zantac (ranitidine) use. But, it has been reported. The only way to know is to stop the zantac (ranitidine). If that is the cause, the anxiety should go away in a couple of days. So far, only 10 cases have been reported. ...Read more

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Take two Zantac (ranitidine) 75 or one 150?

The same: These simply are the same amount in total. No difference in effect either way. ...Read more

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Can I take 3 Zantac (ranitidine) at one time?

Not recommended: Risks outweigh benefits. Taking three 150 mg pills probably would not cause toxicity though it also would not likely provide more relief. Current recommended dosages for Zantac (or ranitidine) for most conditions is 150 mg twice daily or 300 mg once at bedtime. Patients with erosive esophagitis may benefit from 150 mg four times daily but dosages are about every 6 hours, not all at once. ...Read more

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Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) with omaprozle ?

Omeprazole/Zantac: Although you can take it together, it is unlikely you will get much more relief than your prescribed omeprazole. If the omeprazole that has been prescribed by your doctor is not controlling your symptoms well (if you are still having symptoms more than three times per week), you should mention it to your doctor to alter your dosage or your medication. Anti-reflux measures can help also. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you have an overdose on zantac (ranitidine)?

Of course by why?: Zantac (ranitidine) when therapeutically dosed is 150-300mg twice daily. Over time, patients may develop tolerance to the drug but further dosing is unwarranted. If you have dyspeptic symptoms refractory to zantac, or your symptoms progress, don't exceed the recommended dose but get evaluated. ...Read more

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Is 150 mg of Zantac (ranitidine) safe for long term use?

Yes it is safe: It is safe for long term use But let your doctor know you are taking it ...Read more

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Can i take 300 mg of Zantac (ranitidine) twice a day safely?

Can i take 300 mg of Zantac (ranitidine) twice a day safely?

For Erosive Esophagi: Zantan 300 mgm can be taken if prescribed by your doctor or Gastroenterologist if you have erosive esophagitis It is not the dose for GERD ...Read more

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Does Zantac (ranitidine) work well, or are there better options?

I try to avoid: making assumptions. Maybe you can tell us a little about the problem - so we have context to make possible recommendations. Take care. ...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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How long is it supposed to it take for Zantac (ranitidine) to work?

About an hour: It usually takes this long to lower the acid level in the stomach for any noticeable difference. ...Read more

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Ive took 2 Zantac (ranitidine) with 2 alka selters xs will i be okay?

Zantac, (ranitidine) Alka Seltzer: The two medications have different mechanisms of action and actually they also start acting at different times of onset. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Zantac (Definition)

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