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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

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

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 the 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 as well. ...Read more

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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 an agent to speed up gastric emptying. Zantac is widely used. ...Read more

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Side effects of ranitidine?

Ranitidine effects: Allergic reaction like to any drug, easy bruisingchange in heart rate fast or slower, vision problems, fever, sore throat, nausea, stomach painfeverchest pain, shortness of breath
less serious headache, drowsiness, sleep problems, decrease sex drive. ...Read more

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What are side effects of ranitidine HCl?

Not much: Ranitidine is the active ingredient in zantac, (ranitidine) and is generally well-tolerated with no side-effects. ...Read more

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What side effects does ranitidine have in infants?

What side effects does ranitidine have in infants?

Tastes awful...: Tastes awful they can make faces or cry just from that. ...Read more

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Are ranitidine sandoz side effects very common or not common? I haven't used it yet but I'm scared it will make me vomit. Have to take 150mg/day

Ranitidine: Ranitidine is one of the commonly used medication and well tolerated, occasionally may cause dizzy feeling. It is not the medicine you should worry about. ...Read more

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I'm taking Gaviscon for gerd, I've also got ranitidine but I'm scared of side effects, will it be ok....?

Gaviscon: Gaviscon contains two drugs, both of which are not absorbed into your system. The usual side effects with multiple use may be constipation or diarrhea (it depends on). Ranitidine on the other hand is absorbed and reduces your stomach's production of acid. Side effects are minimal but you should discuss any other medications you are taking with these two for possible drug interactions. ...Read more

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Hi, I've been given ranitidine for GERD and swallowing problems but I'm worried about the side effects, do you think I should stop worrying and take.?

Hi, I've been given ranitidine for GERD and swallowing problems but I'm worried about the side effects, do you think I should stop worrying and take.?

Yes: Untreated persistent gerd may lead to damage of the esophagus as well as much more serious complications. The long term side effects of acid reducing medications pale in comparison to the risks of untreated significant gerd. A full GI work up by a gastroenterologist is recommended so a treatment plan can be suggested. ...Read more

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I have acid relfux (acid coming up). PPIs (Prilosec, Nexium, and Prevacid) give dizziness and swelling in my throat. Doc won't put me on prescription. Zantac and Pepcid isn't strong enough. No h.pylori. Should I take ppi regardless of side effects?

I have acid relfux (acid coming up). PPIs (Prilosec, Nexium, and Prevacid) give dizziness and swelling in my throat. Doc won't put me on prescription. Zantac and Pepcid isn't strong enough. No h.pylori. Should I take ppi regardless of side effects?

Reflux: Have you tried strict dietary measures like avoidance of caffeine, alcohol, nicotine,spices, and greasy foods which can loosen the sphincter or valve between the stomach contents and esophagus? You could try taking gaviscon as a preventative of gerd. Sometimes symptoms are not due to acid reflux but due to bile reflux which doesn't respond to ppi's or zantac (ranitidine). ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) (histamine blocker) used for children for allergies.?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) (histamine blocker) used for children for allergies.?

Add-on for hives: Ranitidine (zantac), although it's a different kind of histamine blocker (h2 for acid vs h1 for allergies), has been shown to have some anti-allergy properties, especially when used with a h1 blocker like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for hives. There was actually one study that showed benefit in nasal allergies, but I don't know anyone that prescribes it for that purpose. ...Read more

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Can Zantac (ranitidine) cause migraine headaches? Is that a normal side effect?

Can Zantac (ranitidine) cause migraine headaches? Is that a normal side effect?

Migraine Triggers: A variety of factors can trigger a migraine attack in certain individuals who may have a genetic or neurochemical predisposition to migraine. The triggers such as weather-related changes, high humidity, high altitude, sensory input such as glaring or flashing lights, sunlight, loud noises, and exposure to odors, head trauma, stress, food and medication (e.g. zantac). See OFP specialist for exam. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Zantac (Definition)

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