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I have taken 150mg zantac (ranitidine) twice a day for 7 days to reduce the acid in my stomach, as prescribed. Does it cause withdrawal symptoms?

I have taken 150mg zantac (ranitidine) twice a day for 7 days to reduce the acid in my stomach, as prescribed. Does it cause withdrawal symptoms?

No withdrawal: Ranitidine (ZANTAC) is not a habit forming medication so it should not cause withdrawal. However, I believe you may be thinking of a rebound effect of acidity once you stop taking it. Without knowing the exact reason it was prescribed for you it's hard to say. However for most cases of gastritis or GERD, 150 mg twice a day is a very normal dose which you should be able to come off easily. ...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 is zantac (ranitidine)?

What is zantac (ranitidine)?

Antiacid stomach med: Zantac (ranitidine) is a histamine-2 (h2 blocker) which blocks acid secretion in the stomach. It can be used for esophageal reflux (gerd) or other general hi acid states. It may be safer to use long-term than the other popular acid blockers (ppi's) e.g. Prilosec. Interestingly, since zantac is a histamine blocker it can also be used for 'allergy' or hives. ...Read more

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Can i take Zantac (ranitidine) for warts?

Can i take Zantac (ranitidine) for warts?

No: Tagamet (cimetidine) has been used with some positive benefits for difficult warts on the foot. I have not heard of using zantac (ranitidine) in this manner. ...Read more

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Does Zantac (ranitidine) 75 contain aluminum?

Does Zantac (ranitidine) 75 contain aluminum?

No.: Generic ranitidine is c13h22n4o3s . According to the manufacturer's website additional inactive ingredients in zantac include hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, synthetic red iron oxide, titanium dioxide, triacetin. There is no aluminum. ...Read more

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What drugs interact with zantac (ranitidine)?

What drugs interact with zantac (ranitidine)?

Many drugs can: interact with zantac. Check this site for full list: http://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/ranitidine,zantac-150.html ...Read more

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Zantac (ranitidine) and ativan ok taken together?

Zantac (ranitidine) and ativan ok taken together?

Medication effects: Ativan is for Anxiety Both Lansoprazole and Omeprazole have side effect of anxiety symptoms. Let Wise Woman within you ask; •Diagnosis - • Reasons for taking of Zantac, Lansoprazole and Omeprazole •Stresses causing/contributing to heartburn or ulcer See Psychiatrist for •Side effects •Dose and frequency •Tolerance and Habit forming of Ativan •Effect of Alcohol •Therapy GI Specialist ...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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Dosage of Zantac (ranitidine) tablet for 5 yr olds?

Zantac (ranitidine): 1 mg per kilo per dose given twice daily. Assuming weight of five yrs old is 45lbs, ( roughly 20 kilos), dose of Zantac (ranitidine) is 20 mg by mouth twice daily. ...Read more

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Should I take my zantac (ranitidine) or ativan first?

Should I take my zantac (ranitidine) or ativan first?

Zantac and Ativan: Thank you for informing about using Zantac, Lansoprazole and Omeprazole Ativan is for Anxiety Both Lansoprazole and Omeprazole have side effect of anxiety symptoms. Take Zantac 30-60 minutes before taking food that can cause indigestion. Take Ativan any time when you have Anxiety is 7 or more on a scale of 10. Discuss with your Physician •Diagnosis – •Taking of Zantac, Lansoprazole, Omeprazole. ...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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I took ativan an hour ago can i now take a zantac (ranitidine)?

Yes: Ativan and Zantac (ranitidine) do not interact, except that Zantac (ranitidine) can delay the absorption of Ativan. ...Read more

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Anxiety and zantac (ranitidine)?. Will Zantac (ranitidine) help?

Zantac (ranitidine): Nope, but it will calm your stomach down. ...Read more

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How is food digested if acid is stopped with zantac (ranitidine)?

Acid: Is reduced, not stopped by medications. There are many enzymes for digestion and many products produced by the salivary glands (saliva), stomach, liver (bile), pancreas, & small intestine to help digest food products. Acid is only a part of the digestive process & zantac (ranitidine) (or others) only reduces the acid produced. ...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. Michael Kleerekoper
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Zantac (Definition)

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