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Infant 13 months old taking reglan (metoclopramide) and Zantac for with redness in cheeks, seizures, developmental delay, tremors, are these side effects on them for?

Infant 13 months old taking reglan (metoclopramide) and Zantac for with redness in cheeks, seizures, developmental delay, tremors, are these side effects on them for?

Ask prescriber: Prolonged use of Reglan (metoclopramide) to speed up gastric emptying has risks. Mild side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, headache hypertension and restlessness, dangerous side effete include decrease in white blood cells, heart arrhythmia, adrenal disorder, several neurologic syndromes. Some pediatricians have been trying Erythromycin as a agent to speed up gastric emptying. Zantac is widely used. 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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Are there some side effects of zantac (ranitidine)?

Are there some side effects of zantac (ranitidine)?

Uncommon-a bunch: Generally safe drug, available otc. Rarely can cause rash, liver problems, blood problems, kidney problems, allergic reaction; can cause headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, dizziness, vertigo, malaise.Lots of potential drug interactions. Read more

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What are the side effects of Zantac (ranitidine) (ranatidine)?

Zantac (ranitidine): Cardiovascular changes in heart rate), central nervous system (dizziness, sedation, confusion, headache, anxiety, malaise, hallucinations) skin - rash endocrine: breast enlargement gi : nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain hepatitis joints: joint pain hematological : anemia, low platelet count, low white blood cell count, elevated kidney function test rare side effects vasculitis (vascular inflammati. Read more

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Can you overdose on zantacs (ranitidine) after 4 hours of no side effects?

Can you overdose on zantacs (ranitidine) after 4 hours of no side effects?

Overdosing: I am always worried about questions like this from teenagers. I am worried because there seems to be a time when teens feel like harming themselves. If you are feeling suicidal please ask for help. If you cannot approach your parents then please get to an adult you trust. Your pediatrician may be a good choice. But, to the question, no this medication cannot cause over dose. Read more

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What are the side effects of Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and zantac?

Side effects: For Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) these include: diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, fever. Some studies show that this class or medicine can promote osteoporosis, but this is rare. For zantac: side effects include constipation, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and rare reports of pancreatitis. Rebound acid hypersecretion has been reported after discontinuation of therapy. Read more

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1 year old on Zantac (ranitidine) 2ml twice daily for supposed silent reflux. What are side effects?

1 year old on Zantac (ranitidine) 2ml twice daily for supposed silent reflux. What are side effects?

Safe: Relatively safe drug with very large margin of safety. I have seen some diarrhea, but that is about it for that dose. And any risk is far outweighed by the risk of the reflux. Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg safe to take on daily basis once a day for heartburn n acidity? R there any side effects

Zantac (ranitidine): Yes, zantac (ranitidine) is safe to take on a daily basis with minimal side effects. I would, however, evaluate why you are having these symptoms requiring daily treatment. Evaluate diet such as spicy/fatty foods, citrus fruits, caffeine, smoking, alcohol. Some of these can be modified. If persists would speak to your doctor. Read more

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Some nights have silent reflux if ate/ drank too late. Am worried about cancer. Took 1 Zantac (ranitidine) 150 tonight and read side effects! Safe on occasion?

Yes Zantac (ranitidine) is safe: You should take it daily, if needed. It only works for about 12 hours. It is a safe medicine even if taken for a life long time. Read more

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I've been having severe heartburn for the past couple of days. I want to take medication but terrified of side effects. Is Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid better?

I've been having severe heartburn for the past couple of days. I want to take medication but terrified of side effects. Is Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid better?

Heartburn: For classic heartburn, zantac or pepcid gives quicker relief than ppi's such as prilosec or nexium (esomeprazole). It's also helpful to follow a bland, low fat diet and avoid alcohol, caffeine, chocolate and tobacco. I wouldn't expect any significant side effects from zantac or pepcid. Read more

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I am taking fexet d and Zantac (ranitidine) tablets twice time in a day. I crush tablets in mouth to swallow. It is safe method or not. What are its side effects.

I am taking fexet d and Zantac (ranitidine) tablets twice time in a day. I crush tablets in mouth to swallow. It is safe method or not. What are its side effects.

It depend of medicat: I take few medication myself some are so bitter if I do not swallow it right away. Other ones like asa 81 you can chew with different tastes of fruits. As general when is in powder or crushed form will absorb quickly for mixing check the guide in the box if the drug are compatible. Read more

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Which are safer to use, PPI's or H2 blockers for heartburn? Hear bad things about Pantoprazole, so I'm thinking of trying Zantac, what are side effects?

Safety: More information about harmful side effects of taking long term ppi's are being published in the medical literature. At this time I feel that long term use of h2 blockers like zantac and pepcid are safer. Your pharmacist can advise you about latest information on your medications. Read more

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Can stopping use of zantac, (ranitidine) singular, & qvar (rx'ed for viral bronchitis) have side effects, specifically depression, headaches, or sinus issues?

Can stopping use of zantac, (ranitidine) singular, & qvar (rx'ed for viral bronchitis) have side effects, specifically depression, headaches, or sinus issues?

Some of them, yes: If the medicines were helping sinus disease, then certainly stopping them might cause the symptoms to come back. I am not aware of an association with depression, though. You should talk with the prescriber about those symptoms, as they are probably unrelated and there are ways to effectively treat this! Read more

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I have acid reflux & have taken Carafate, Dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) Tums and Zantac, but I had to stop all the medications due to side effects. What should I do now?

I have acid reflux & have taken Carafate, Dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) Tums and Zantac, but I had to stop all the medications due to side effects. What should I do now?

Lifestyle: There may be some lifestyle issues you can modify to lessen the problems you have with reflux. The chemicals in coffee, tea & some sodas (caffeine) or it's cousin nicotine (smokers) all keep the stomach entrance from closing tightly. Removing them from your life can help. Not reclining for at least an hour after a meal or large beverage can also. Read more

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How much Zantac (ranitidine) should a 7lb, 3 week old infant be prescribed?

How much Zantac (ranitidine) should a 7lb, 3 week old infant be prescribed?

Zantac (ranitidine) for babies: Usually at this age it is for reflux, under the supervision of a pediatrician/neonatologist, . 5 ml of 15mg/ml twice a day given by mouth would be the dose. Zantac (ranitidine) is also used for other indications, as stress ulcer prophylaxis in neonatal intensive care units through other routes IV, under medical supervision, Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Zantac (Definition)

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