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Will ranitidine cause my PVCs to be worse or trigger ventricular tachycardia? Scared of taking. Structurally normal heart with benign pvc

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Dr. Lawrence Scalzo
Family Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe but

rare , can cause fast or slow heart rate , very low risk can try it and see , but if trying to decrease reflux do reflux precautions; no food 3 hrs before sleep[or snack only] , elevate head of bed 6 inches for gravity to psuh food down, 6 small meals/d to avoid overfill of stomach , omeprazine 30 min.
before breakfast works much better, but a study has shown this may cause heart failure and heart

In brief: Maybe but

rare , can cause fast or slow heart rate , very low risk can try it and see , but if trying to decrease reflux do reflux precautions; no food 3 hrs before sleep[or snack only] , elevate head of bed 6 inches for gravity to psuh food down, 6 small meals/d to avoid overfill of stomach , omeprazine 30 min.
before breakfast works much better, but a study has shown this may cause heart failure and heart
Dr. Lawrence Scalzo
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rare heart effects

Ranitidine and other drugs in its class (H2 blockers) have been reported to cause abnormal heart rhythms (incl too slow heart rare) rarely.
There is no easily found data on what rare means. Discuss your concerns with your doctor and you both can decide whether this is a medicine worth trying. Try All other non-pharmaceutical ways to control or remove the symptoms causing you to take ranitidine,

In brief: Rare heart effects

Ranitidine and other drugs in its class (H2 blockers) have been reported to cause abnormal heart rhythms (incl too slow heart rare) rarely.
There is no easily found data on what rare means. Discuss your concerns with your doctor and you both can decide whether this is a medicine worth trying. Try All other non-pharmaceutical ways to control or remove the symptoms causing you to take ranitidine,
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Dr. Susan Rhoads
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