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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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Which is better for long term use? Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid?

Which is better for long term use? Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid?

Same: There are no major differences between those two medicines. Both are about equally effective. If you take other medicines you should check with a pharmacist or your doctor to make sure there isn't an interaction. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have been taking Prilosec for 10 years.Trying to wean off with Zantac (ranitidine) 150/2 daily.Is there another drug i could use.Zantac (ranitidine) is giving me anxiety?

I have been taking Prilosec for 10 years.Trying to wean off with Zantac (ranitidine) 150/2 daily.Is there another drug i could use.Zantac (ranitidine) is giving me anxiety?

Depends: It really depends on why you are having reflux. Best is to fix the root of the problem. Long term stomach acid suppression can lead to micronutrient deficiencies and cause health problems. ...Read more

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Which is safest med to treat acid reflux? Feel hungry all the time. Was on prevacid x1yr now only use Zantac (ranitidine) prn. Scared of ppi's. L-glutamine? Malox?

Which is safest med to treat acid reflux? Feel hungry all the time. Was on prevacid x1yr now only use Zantac (ranitidine) prn. Scared of ppi's. L-glutamine? Malox?

Acid Reflux Disease: Hello utah.... It is always quite surprising to have these questions come up. The question that is never asked is what is causing my reflux and ho;w do I over come it? Have you considered why you have reflux and discussed with your physician ways to get to a place that is healthier? How is your diet? Your weight? Do you eat too many sugars or carbohydrates in a day? ...Read more

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Which meds is best to use Zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec for acid reflux (indigestion) in chest had it 4 month didn't kno wat it was until 2 days ago, HELP PLEASE?

See your Dr: Generally, a PPI like Prilosec is used under the circumstances you describe, but treatment options and decision making on these acute and chronic issues needs to made with your physician. ...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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Is 150 mg of Zantac (ranitidine) safe for long term use?

Yes it is safe: It is safe for long term use But let your doctor know you are taking it ...Read more

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What is the use of tablet "zantac" and "motillium" . plz explain?

Zantac/Motilium: Motillium is used overseas for treatment of GERD & to prevent vomiting & also may help with Migraines. Zantac is used to lower stomach acid & treat GERD. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Zantac (Definition)

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