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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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Does antacids (tums) affect birth control pills?

Does antacids (tums) affect birth control pills?

Effects of Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums (calcium carbonate) are used to reduce the acidity of the stomach and are also used to bind phosphorus in the small intestine. They would no interaction with birth control pills. To confirm, ask the physician who prescribed them. ...Read more

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Can Prilosec (omeprazole) make birth control pills (nortrel 1/35) less effective?

Can Prilosec (omeprazole) make birth control pills (nortrel 1/35) less effective?

No: Vise versa, oral contraceptives may decrease omeprazole's effectiveness since increases clearance through liver. ...Read more

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Can i take Zantac while taking dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

Can i take Zantac while taking dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

Stomache and gas pai: Yes , preferrably not at the same time. Both meds work on different mechanisms. Dexilant is a stomach acid pump inhibitor , should be taking before meal. Zantac works on the anti-histamine receptor in the stomach, also should take it before meal. If you been advised to take both medicines for your stomach pain, take the ppi before the biggest meal of the day (or the most symptomatic time) first. ...Read more

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Do UTI symptom relief pills counteract BC pills?

Do UTI symptom relief pills counteract BC pills?

BC pills: What is in the material you are using. Without knowing what it is it is very difficult to answer your question. If this is pyridium hormonal birth control (eg, birth control pills) may not work as well while you are using phenazopyridine/butabarbital/hyoscyamine. To prevent pregnancy, use an extra form of birth control while taking this. ...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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Can you take doxycycline while taking zantac (ranitidine)?

Can you take doxycycline while taking zantac (ranitidine)?

Probably...: According to Drugs.com there are no drug-drug interactions reported specific to the combination of doxycycline + ranitidine ...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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Will taking protonix (pantoprazole) affect my birth control?

Will taking protonix (pantoprazole) affect my birth control?

No: The package insert does not list any negative effects on oral contraceptives and i know of none either. ...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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Will melatonin supplements interfere with birth control pills effectivness? I am taking alysena 28.

Will melatonin supplements interfere with birth control pills effectivness?  I am taking alysena 28.

Probably not: Be aware that with oral bc pills there is at least a 1 perv=cent failure rate without taking any other medication. ...Read more

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Can i take contraceptive pills (marvelon) while taking duphaston?

Can i take contraceptive pills (marvelon) while taking duphaston?

Yes : Marvelon is a birth control pill with estrogen and Progesterone already in it. Duphaston is just a progesterone. I am not sure why both would be prescribed, but yes, you can take both. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Zantac (Definition)

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