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Zantac Liquid Otc
Gave a 2 month old baby 4 ml of liquid Zantac (ranitidine) instead of. 4 ml. Is that enough to be an overdose?
1 Time -No: Altho high, if not repeated and given proper time to wear off, that should not be a problem. Beswt to double check with your local poison control center. ...Read more
Bottom leaks sm amount of liquid. It is colorless and feels slimy. Motrin 800 3x/day for 9 months. Zantac (ranitidine) 2x/day. What could this be? Waiting on doc..
Are there any acid reducers like prevacid, aciphex (rabeprazole) or Zantac that are taken in liquid form?
Suffering from long term acidity & Food/Liquid reflux to food pipe. Taking Zantac. Now, Dr gave me Pantoprazole 40 mg. It sorted the acidity & reflux somehow but every evening, I'm feeling bit nauseous. No vomiting or pain but an urge of wet burping.?
Burping: The meds that you mentioned both tell the cells lining the walls of your stomach to reduce the AMOUNT of acid they produce. Stomach acid can still move up the esophagus. You can try raising the head end of yr bed. A more definitive solution would be to have surgery (a Nissan Fundoplication). Check out on www. Mayoclinic. Com or www. Johnshopkins. Com. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Havin belly problems all night and all day. Belly growling and run stools what can I do I do have GERD take Zantac (ranitidine) for it took liguid antiacid?
I have severe pain in upper abdominal/rib cage area. Eating causes pain, heart burn, diahrea. Drinking liquids is ok. Have tried mylanta, zantac, (ranitidine) rolaids, tums, pepto...Nothing helps
Hello.: Hello. I cannot diagnose the cause of your symptoms. Many different conditions are possible. Gallstones, cholecystitis, an ulcer, gastritis, heartburn, colitis. You should see your doctor. In the mean time, eat smaller meals, avoid greasy and spicy foods, ensure that you are getting at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. If you have severe abdominal pain with fever that isn't remitting - please get seen asap. ...Read more
Ranitidine: Your symptoms don't appear to be due to GERD and thus you get no relief from ranitidine or other antigerd medications like nexium. Unless you have a new viral throat infection, your symptoms may be stress related or due to pharyngolaryngeal reflux, or, postnasal drip. An otolaryngologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more
Take Ranitidine 300, aciphex and carafate liquid for gastritis and diverticulosis. Is this the best treatment options?
No but: If helps go for it, usually a ppi [proton pump inhibitor ] like Prilosec more powerful but if caused it with too much alcohol or pain meds like aspirin or aleve/advil in heavy doses or worst yet smoking stop it all; keep stools soft with prune juice, fruits./dark green vegetables and fiber like raisan bran and coffee to clear the stools good or get worse diverticular. ...Read more
Had acid reflux since I was 12 (18 yrs) and only Zantac (ranitidine) has worked, no other otc. It no longer works, even at 150 mg 3-4x daily. Any other OTC sugg?
Get re-checked. C MD: If you have chronic symptoms, and no longer getting relief from your usual meds, you need to get re-evaluated (assuming that you have been evaluated by a doc in the first place and have not just been self medicating). ...Read more
I have GERD and I have no ins. What is the best OTC medication for that? I already take 300mg of Zantac (ranitidine) a day.
Baking soda: If cost is an issue, and your are already taking 300mg of generic Zantac (ranitidine) a day, then you could occasionally try taking a level teaspoon of baking soda in about two ounces of water for further relief. This is a home remedy that has worked well of decades, but is not promoted in standard medical practice. That said you should be evaluated asap by a gastroenterologist to determine the cause of sx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: These medications are used down into infancy. The choice to use will be based on her weight. I would start with Zantac (ranitidine) first if she is able to swallow pills. I usually start with 75 mg at night. If she is very petite you may consider visiting with your MD for a prescription of the liquid version for a more accurate dose. You may also try TUMS or Mylanta for some temporary relief as well. ...Read more
Male 22, doc suspects mast cell disease. I use Zantac (ranitidine) for my acid, can I take ceritrizine OTC myself until I get tested? Is it safe to take both?
Mast cell disease: Mast cells disease can cause acid reflux and hives and itching and you can use zantac (ranitidine) and Cetirizine to treat the symptoms. Not sure if your doctor wants to do a skin test, but zyrtec will affect it, so check with your doctor first. If the doctor only wants to do blood tests, you can go ahead and take both, but check with your doctor first. ...Read more
Will OTC Nexium24hr help acid reflux caused by hiatal hernia? I currently take 300 mg of Zantac QD and it helps very little, if at all.
The two are very:
Different drugs. Zantac an H-2 blocker blocks the acid at the "target" and is effective for some people NEXIUM stops the acid from being released altogether...the latter is usually more effective in relieving reflux but takes longer. Get on it and be patient. About a week should result in improvement in almost 100% people!
Hope this helps
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My son is 17mths, 40lbs & healthy he takes zyrtec qd with Zantac (ranitidine) bid & Pulmicort 0.5mg 1qd. What OTC can I get for cough/congestion for him?
Cold meds in child: Over the counter cough and cold preparations are no longer FDA approved or recommended for children under the age of 2. Since your child is asthmatic, the best way to treat his cough is with his asthma and allergy medication regimen (including albuterol) and following up with his pediatrician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Experiencing acid reflux symptoms, at advice of np recommended OTC prevacid daily and Zantac (ranitidine) 75 prn. Been on it a month and have improved, just got insurance but need a prescription drug. What do you recommend?
Hi, so taking too many tums for heartburn is not good but also taking otc zantac (ranitidine) for periods longer than 14 days is not good. What other meds are safe?
The PPIs.: OTC medications like Prilosec or Prevacid (lansoprazole) are stronger than what you have been taking. But the fact remains that if your symptoms are not relieved after a week or two of medication you need to see a doctor to confirm your diagnosis and see if any formal investigative testing may be needed. ...Read more