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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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Is Prilosec an effective treatment for stomach discomfort or heartburn?

Is Prilosec an effective treatment for stomach discomfort or heartburn?

A good medicine: Prilosec=original purple pill. It belongs to the proton-pump inhibitor class, such as nexium, prevacid, protonix, aciphex, (rabeprazole) dexilant--there are minor differences but efficacy is about same. The best one of these is the one that works for you without significant side effect and affordable to you. If it is not working, consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is prevacid (lansoprazole) more effective thanother heartburn meds?

Is prevacid (lansoprazole) more effective thanother heartburn meds?

Not more effective: Within the category of proton pump inhibitors. It is a more potent acid inhibitor than tums, zantac, Pepcid and cimetidine, but so are omeprazole, nexium, (esomeprazole) protonix, etc. Ultimately, it is about which one works the best for you. ...Read more

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Best treatment for gastritis?

Best treatment for gastritis?

Gastric rest: Try not to eat too much spicy foods or milk products. This usually will resolve in less than 1 week. ...Read more

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Does Zantac (ranitidine) works for acid reflux? Would you recommend Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflux?

Does Zantac (ranitidine) works for acid reflux? Would you recommend Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflux?

Zantac (ranitidine) works 4 GERD: Zantac (ranitidine) was the leading drug in the world when introduced in the early 1980's to treat indigestion. Conventional prescription doses were 300mg twice daily. The drug is effective in suppressing acid, but when used longterm can promote tolerance (so that larger doses are needed over time to block acid). Current over-the-counter dosing is 75mgs. Take along with behavior & diet aimed at reducing gerd. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) 75 good for acid reflux?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) 75 good for acid reflux?

Zantac (ranitidine) and GERD: Hi yes, if it works. But, please do not continue using this drug if your symptoms persist or worsen. The goal is to be wise about diet and exercise and weight and the types of calories you consume so that you do not have gerd at your young age that persists month after month. Cigarrettes, chocolate, red wine and caffeine can all make gerd worse. ...Read more

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Which is better: Pepcid (famotidine) complete vs prilosec?

They do different : Things. Both can be effective. Both have side effects. Consult your doc. ...Read more

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How effective is esomeprazole (Nexium) for treating a stomach ulcer?

How effective is esomeprazole (Nexium) for treating a stomach ulcer?

Hard to say: It can work. but ther are other treatment options and some people respond differently ot different medications. ...Read more

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Take Ranitidine 300, aciphex and carafate liquid for gastritis and diverticulosis. Is this the best treatment options?

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

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Zantac (ranitidine) and zrytec for chronic hives?

Yes: You can take it and should til you find out the cause , do see an allergist. ...Read more

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What best meds for severe grade4 reflux disease.Dr has tried pantorazole, nexium, (esomeprazole) ranitindine. Will be having nissen eventually. ?

What best meds for severe grade4 reflux disease.Dr has tried pantorazole, nexium, (esomeprazole) ranitindine. Will be having nissen eventually.  ?

Needs further eval.: What is nissen? If you have not responded to all those meds, something more complex is going on than just reflux. There are new strength drugs, such as dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) but most important is finding what else going on. Barretts's esophagus? Zollinger-ellison syndrome, super high acidity state, huge hiatal hernia. Maybe it's not even the GI tract is the problem. Maybe heart, gall bladder, pancreas... ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Please describe the medication: prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Acid reducer: Prevacid is a proton pump inhibitor that decreases stomach acid production. The generic for is called lansoprazole. It comes in over the counter strength of 15mg and by prescription at 30mg. ...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 an 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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Is prevacid (lansoprazole) an antacid?

Is prevacid (lansoprazole) an antacid?

Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid is the branded equivalent of lansoprazole, an oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor (ppi) class of drugs. This is different from an antacid, which neutralizes the acid you've already produced. ...Read more

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Is pantoprazole effective for gastritis?

Is pantoprazole effective for gastritis?

Generally yes...: Pantoprazole (generic protonix) is a member of the class of agents known as "proton pump inhibitors" (ppi's). Others in the class include: Prilosec (omeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole), aciphex, nexium, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) zegerid. All will block acid production in the stomach. Protonix works if your gastritis is peptic (e.g. Acid-mediated) and not related to bile injury, caustic ingestion, infection. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Zantac (Definition)

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