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.

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Need help with acid reflux, can't take zantac, (ranitidine) ppi's cuz it causes anxiety/nervousness. Is kaopectate good or something else?

Something else. Sucralfate, Tums (calcium carbonate) and mylanta work. Most unfortunate that you can't take ppis they are the most effective thing to allow the stomach to heal. Are you making life style modifications? Read more...
GERD. You can try sucralfate which is different class of medication. You have to cut down on advil, ibuprofen& pepto-bismol. They all cause gatric irritation and bleed. Too bad you can't take zantac (ranitidine) & ppi. They are very good meds. May be you want to try other member of these classes. Thanks. Read more...

Can Zantac (ranitidine) be used to effectively control acid reflux problems?

Depends on cause. Gerd (movement of stomach contents into esophagus) can result from: 1) inappropriate relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter, gastroparesis (sluggish stomach emptying, partial gastric outlet obstruction), ineffective esophageal peristalsis, inadequate salivary production. Limit consumption of: caffeine & fizzy drinks, dietary fats, tomato products, chocolate, tobacco, alcohol, bedtime snacks. Read more...

My child has acid reflux and is already on zantac (ranitidine). It's not working enough, so what next?

Possible EE ? Depending upon your child's age, severity of symptoms, & completeness of past evaluation that has confirmed gerd, you may modify acid-suppression dosing. However, further evaluation here seems warranted since eosinophilic esophagitis (ee) in children may masquerade as gerd. Ee is infiltration of esophagus by eosinophils & is addressed by an allergist & various delivery forms of topical steroids. Read more...

Had acid reflux since I was 12 (18 yrs) and only Zantac (ranitidine) has worked, no other otc. It no longer works, even at 150 mg 3-4x daily. Any other OTC sugg?

Get re-checked. C MD. If you have chronic symptoms, and no longer getting relief from your usual meds, you need to get re-evaluated (assuming that you have been evaluated by a doc in the first place and have not just been self medicating). Read more...

Will taking Zantac (ranitidine) when you aren't 100% sure you have acid reflux do any harm?

Ans. You should not be taking any medication without a proper diagnosis. All educations have side effects and Zantac (ranitidine) is no exception be careful what you take. Change you lifestyle. More water and health y foods and exercise. Read more...