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Is Zantac (ranitidine) (histamine blocker) used for children for allergies.?
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Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Seck
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Zantac (ranitidine) is not effective for prevention of allergy symptoms.
It blocks the h2 histamine receptor instead of the h1. I have seen use of both an h! and an h2 blocker for the treatment of chronic hives.

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Zantac (ranitidine) is not effective for prevention of allergy symptoms.
It blocks the h2 histamine receptor instead of the h1. I have seen use of both an h! and an h2 blocker for the treatment of chronic hives.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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