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What are side effects of ranitidine HCl ?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not much

Ranitidine is the active ingredient in zantac, (ranitidine) and is generally well-tolerated with no side-effects.

In brief: Not much

Ranitidine is the active ingredient in zantac, (ranitidine) and is generally well-tolerated with no side-effects.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: GI effects

Common side-effects are diarrhea, nausea, vomiting & constipation.
Other reported effects include muscle pain, malaise, dizziness, dry mouth. There are more serious adverse effects that occur rarely & may be coincidental rather than causal. Dr. Neilsen is correct: for most patients Zantac (ranitidine) is a well-tolerated, effective medication when use as directed under the supervision of your physician.

In brief: GI effects

Common side-effects are diarrhea, nausea, vomiting & constipation.
Other reported effects include muscle pain, malaise, dizziness, dry mouth. There are more serious adverse effects that occur rarely & may be coincidental rather than causal. Dr. Neilsen is correct: for most patients Zantac (ranitidine) is a well-tolerated, effective medication when use as directed under the supervision of your physician.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology

In brief: Drug side effects

You can learn about ranitidine and other drug side effects from the national library of medicine patient education website, where you can choose 'health topics' or 'drugs and supplements'.
The web address is: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/healthtopics.Html.

In brief: Drug side effects

You can learn about ranitidine and other drug side effects from the national library of medicine patient education website, where you can choose 'health topics' or 'drugs and supplements'.
The web address is: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/healthtopics.Html.
Dr. Peter Glusker
Dr. Peter Glusker
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