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I suffer from GERD. Can I take 150mgm Zantac (ranitidine) tablets once daily with no long term restrictions?

GERD. Zantac or "ranitidine" is a good medication to treat GERD with and usually tolerated with little to no side effects. I have multiple patients on long term therapy who have had no problems. Read more...

I have GERD and I have no ins. What is the best OTC medication for that? I already take 300mg of Zantac (ranitidine) a day.

GERD. Previcid is a good medication and can be taken with your zantac (ranitidine). If you are overweight, you should consider a diet. Avoid food that make it worse and try licorice (glycyrrhiza glabra.) ot is a flavorful herb that has been used in food and medicinal remedies for thousands of years. Also known as "sweet root, " licorice helps with gerd and a lot more problems. Google it. Read more...
Baking soda. If cost is an issue, and your are already taking 300mg of generic Zantac (ranitidine) a day, then you could occasionally try taking a level teaspoon of baking soda in about two ounces of water for further relief. This is a home remedy that has worked well of decades, but is not promoted in standard medical practice. That said you should be evaluated asap by a gastroenterologist to determine the cause of sx. Read more...

Is it recommended to take Prilosec in the morning and Zantac (ranitidine) at night for complete acid relief of GERD?

See your doctor. If you are initially treating presumed acid reflux, Prilosec 20 mg once each morning about 20 minutes before eating any food is a good start. If it does not completely relieve your symptoms after two weeks, however, or if they recur after stopping the Prilosec, then I would seek out treatment long term through your family doctor. Anti-reflux measures are important too. Good luck. Read more...

I'm 40 have GERD. I take Prevacid one a day to cope. I'm now taking 600mg Zantac (ranitidine) as alternative. Is it safe or go back to Prevacid.?

Ppi's. There is increasing reports about harmful effects of ppi's such as prevacid, prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole)etc and at your young age, zantac and carafate may be a better choice for long term use. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat you if your gerd isn't responding well to diet and medication. Abstinence from alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and oily foods may be helpful. Read more...

I have GERD and take Zantac (ranitidine) 150 well I spit some blood not a lot but enough to see it and then it stopped! Can this be from food or? Should I tell dr

Tell doctor. Gerd can be a serious disease. Your doctor needs to know what is going on so you can get the best treatment. So tell your doctor. Have you been evaluated for sleep apnea? Sleep apnea can cause acid reflux. Talk to doctor about this also. Read more...

Does Zantac (ranitidine) worsen digestion? I have gallbladder disease causing my GERD. Is it safe for me to take?

No and yes, but.... If gallbladder disease is causing bloating, it will make GERD worse. So, if diagnosis is confirmed I would recommend laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Would probably improve the GERD as well. But, the Zantac (ranitidine) is safe. Keep your weight down, don't lie down after eating,limit alcohol and tobacco. These moves will also help GERD. Good luck. Read more...
Separate problems. GERD and gall bladder disease are different. You need to take zantac (ranitidine) for GERD. Gall bladder disease gives rise to digestive problems and it needs to be treated separately. If zantac (ranitidine) doesn't work for your reflux you may need more powerful drugs such as PPIs. Read more...

Just diagnosed with GERD and take prilosec. Having to take zantac (ranitidine) as well. Its been a couple weeks and only have some relief. Should I return to doctor?

Return to the doc. For sure you should...you should be evaluated to be sure you are indeed having acid reflux and not some other condition that mimics it..also an upper endoscoy might be indicated to better the evaluate the symptom... Read more...