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Can i take cefuroxime (500 mg) with ranitidine?

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Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacology

In brief: Reduce effectiveness

Ranitidine has been show to reduce the Cefuroxime levels when taken together.This may result in antibiotic failure.
If you must use ranitidine, take Cefuroxime at least 2 hours before your ranitidine dose.Peak level of Cefuroxime ~2 hours after an oral dose allow 8-12hr before next dose(ranitidine out of body) some side effects diarrhea, heartburn. See you doctor if your symptoms persist/worsen.

In brief: Reduce effectiveness

Ranitidine has been show to reduce the Cefuroxime levels when taken together.This may result in antibiotic failure.
If you must use ranitidine, take Cefuroxime at least 2 hours before your ranitidine dose.Peak level of Cefuroxime ~2 hours after an oral dose allow 8-12hr before next dose(ranitidine out of body) some side effects diarrhea, heartburn. See you doctor if your symptoms persist/worsen.
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
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Dr. Michael Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology

In brief: Should be

Ok. Maybe spread them out a bit in case the low acid situation decreases the absorption of the antibiotic.

In brief: Should be

Ok. Maybe spread them out a bit in case the low acid situation decreases the absorption of the antibiotic.
Dr. Michael Dugan
Dr. Michael Dugan
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