Zantac and ranitidine

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Has anyone taken zantac during pregnancy for heartburn? I'm 22+5 and have heartburn almost every other day. Sometimes it's so bad that I just want to sleep so i don't feel it.
my periods came. now no confusion about pregnancy. yesterday i saw the head of Gastro department in Taiba hospital Kuwait. he examined and prescribed medicines for my stomach problem. he told this problem came due my use of anti-inflammatory tablets.i have to be on strict diet. can you suggest few food items which i can eat....
My RE and my OB both said I could take Zantac 150 - - didn't want me to take Pepto Bismol (b/c it has aspirin in it) or Prilosec OTC (it's a category C).
I've just started taking zantac, and I don't know if I'll have any side effects, or if my regular symptoms (stomach pain, upset stomach) will become apparent or come back. My question is this; if I get nauseous, stomach pain, upset stomach etc. as a side effect or other, can I take tums to calm my stomach down? Or will it just make things worse? I can't talk to my doctor because (a) don't have an appointment and (b) am too young to drive there or get an appointment myself.
I don't know the answer to taking antacids after taking Ranitidine (Zantac). I just know Ranitidine does nothing for me. Check with your doctor before doing this, but many people drink aloe vera juice diluted with water to treat their GERD. Others swear by doing the same thing with apple cider vinegar. I'm pretty sure they're okay to use in small quantities even while pregnant, but just check with your doctor before attempting.
Ranitidine is just the generic form of Zantac and I am on the same thing, also 150mg, and it is considered safe during pregnancy. I believe my doctor said it was like a Class B (for pregnancy) which is one of the safer things to use, anything below Class A or B is considered a little less safe, if I understood him correctly lol. Hope it helps you, I know it's helped me with my acid reflux.
I took one Zantac (ranitidine) and began experiencing itching all over. I formed welts that grew together in large masses. We poured caladryl all over and then used cool air from a blow dryer to cool the burning. My face puffed and I experienced shortness of breath. It was not a good experience. I found the Zantac which I bought at Sam's Club is the highest dose you can take. I was surprised that something this strong could be purchased over the counter.
I am currently on omeprazole AND ranitidine at the same time and it hasn't even touched my acid reflux in the slightest, either of them, so my Dad has paid for me to go private next week cos I am pregnant an really suffering at the moment.
After month upon month of frustration, the wife goes and buys hubby some extra strength Zantac and within three hours he was wanting a cheeseburger. When the doctors came in that afternoon I asked them to give it a try. After a bit of condescending attitude on the doctor's part, he said, well, it can't hurt her so if that's what you want we will give it a try. It has now been a week since she was released from the hospital and so far, so good.
I too was prescribed zantac (Ranitidine) and I began taking them last week for nausea and was having light chest pain.( Less serious Zantac side effects may include:headache (may be severe);drowsiness, dizziness;sleep problems (insomnia);decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm; or swollen or tender breasts (in men);nausea, vomiting, stomach pain; or diarrhea or constipation so yes those are some of the side effects your having.
knees, I developed seasonal allergy symptoms, tingling sensation in both hands and feet and back pain. I read on a few websites that the joing pain and tingling sensation could be a symptom of low B12. Anyone else have these experiences? It ***** getting old.
I have been a very regular taker of Ranitidine (found in Zantac tablets) and it is a recognised side effect that Gynecomastia can occur in males as a result of taking this drug. My question is, if I stop taking this drug, will my Gynecomastia condition improve? Will the lump go away in a matter of weeks (ive been off the drug for 1 week so far). Or will it just stop the condition from getting worse.
He has been taking 150mg strength Zantac daily for about 9 months now. I just found out that the medical name for Zantac is Ranitidine Hydrogen Oxalate. Could this be causing the high oxalates?
I have GERD and sliding Hiatal Hernia. I have been taking 150mg of Zantac twice a day. I have just found out that I am pregnant. Two questions..first..is it okay to continue taking the Zantac..and two what effect will the pregancy have on my condition. I assume it will get worse? (GULP) Dear Tammy, Gastroesophageal reflux is a very common disorder, but as you pointed out it is much more common during pregnancy. Pregnant women have the highest incidence of daily heartburn.
I have been a very regular taker of Ranitidine (found in Zantac tablets) and it is a recognised side effect that Gynecomastia can occur in males as a result of taking this drug. My question is, if I stop taking this drug, will my Gynecomastia condition improve? Will the lump go away in a matter of weeks (ive been off the drug for 1 week so far). Or will it just stop the condition from getting worse.
Is it worth it? Dear Steve, Cimetidine (Tagamet) and ranitidine (Zantac) belong to the same class of acid suppressing agents called histamine receptor antagonists and if given in equal doses work equivalently. On the other hand, omeperazole (Prilosec) and lansoprazole (Prevacid) are proton pump inhibitors and are very potent inhibitors of acid secretion. Most physicians will initially try cimetidine or ranitidine prior to considering the more costly proton pump inhibitors.
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The pain is also accompanied by occassional burping, passing gas and stomach rumbling (anytime after or around meals as well). I went to my pharmacist today and he gave me ranitidine (Zantac). I have taken 2 x 75mg tablets and the pain has not subsided. I do not feel nauseous and my appetite has not gone, although I do feel consistently full. I am a 28 year old healthy female, I don't smoke, my alcohol intake varies from 0 units a week to 8 units a week.
It isn't zantac but it is the same ingredient you drop it in a half cup water and it foams up and you quickly drink it. It is OTC. If zantac is safe this should be too. Thanks so much. Also i read that taking any antacid like tums and rolaids can have a reaction with the prozac. Is this true i was too scared to try Tums.
ER services and f-up week of prednisone as well as ongoing ranitidine and Zantac. Saw allergist 5 days ago; no allergies. Took 8 vials of blood to look for autoimmune. Labs still not reported back yet. Already saw Endo who changed from levothyroxine to Synthroid. Any thoughts on other research found that speaks to these issues?
Zantac Ranitidine (150mg), antacid zellox-II, Zecuf, antibiotic (cephalexin), paracetamol, and cough syrup. This is when problem occurred. I started to experience soft light yellow stool (very little as i didn't eat much), diarrhea (>3 times, little too) , indigestion, nausea, and bloat. I started to get worried and didn't take the medicine for the time being. Please advise me what to do now. Thanks in advance.
H2 blockers, such as Zantac, ranitidine, Pepcid can also cause changes in heartbeat. I don't know what to safely try, or how to taper off the Nexium. Can anyone help? I just don't know what to do. Don't want heartburn or esophageal cancer either from not addressing the reflux.
But Prevacid and Ranitidine caused chest pain and racing heart with pvc's, For one who does not use caffeine, sugars, chocolate it was too much. What is your impression of DGL ? I and others have posted about it here ? Gaviscon is one I never tried months ago.
You can also take zantac(ranitidine)or prilosec(omeprazole).These might help. If the symptoms persist then upper GI endoscopy and ultrasound or CT abdomen may be needed to confirm a diagnosis.In that case,consultation of a physician will be the best. Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts.
To help control the stomach acid, one should not drink alcohol or drinks with caffeine in them, or eat chocolate or spicy or greasy foods . Take some OTC antacid like Mylanta.You can also take zantac(ranitidine)or prilosec(omeprazole).These will help.Also keep your fluid electrolyte balance optimum by drinking lots of fluids. If the symptoms persist then pls consult a physician. Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Well, this could or could not be a side effect of zantac. Assuming a zantac side effect, it should not stay beyond a few hours and is unlikely to recur without a second dose. Hope the information is helpful. Take care!
I am a Hep C patient and have been prescribed ranitidine tablets 300 mg twice a day for esophageal erosion. The doctor did not order any monitoring of my LFT's. Should I be concerned? I have read that ranitidine can harm the liver. I have been taking it for 1 week now.
I am on currently on antihistamines and zantac and I got a steriod shot a month ago and took prednisone for 6 days all prescribed by an allergist. It is better than it was in the begining but anything I touch (desk, purse strap, clothes) causes me to get welts and then it breaks out into itchy bumps. Benadryl doesn't seem to help but I do sleep well when I take it. Someone mentioned H pylori so I'm wondering if I should see my GP. Thanks for the advice.
Hello, Take some OTC antacid like Mylanta.You can also take zantac(ranitidine)or prilosec(omeprazole) after prescription from your doctor. These will help. Also keep your fluid electrolyte balance optimum by drinking lots of fluids. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
I've had trouble when taking any of the other anti-acid prescription medications I've tried and am at the top of the ranitidine dose. I have relatives who also take ranitidine.
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