Zantac constipation

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I have been through hell with health issues in the past year, and I've been getting much worse this past week. Had a lot of nausea going on and got prescribed Zantac (ranitidine). Took my first dose the night before last, was feeling a little better yesterday afternoon, then in the evening I ate a baked sweet potato and felt bloated, crampy, and tight all over my back and abdomen. I was also feeling lightheaded and weak while I was having these feelings.
A quick scan of the 'net indicates the following common sire effects of Zantac - Headache Constipation Diarrhea Upset stomach (nausea) or vomiting Abdominal pain (stomach pain) Rash
About 4 weeks after one shoulder surgical repair and when I was using Vicodin intermittently, I than developed gastritis. Zantac calmed my system after three weeks and was than discontinued. Now I have a heavy feeling in my stomach and significant burping. My bowel has also slowed. Is it possible that the Zantac so upset my stomach and intestinal flora. Will probiotics help reestablish my intestinal flora? Any other ideas?
and I get it bad 3 days b4 my monthlies as those hormones then kick in, too and sluggish things down. My constipation is thyroid related .. now doubt about it. When hypo it gets worse and when in better #'s it is much better. I have noted this by the am't of laxative I have needed to take .. 1/2 dosage the past 6 weeks since TSH is below 2.0 and double the dosage when it 3.9 and on Synthroid so who knows how high it was before that bloodtest to cause the constipation to flare.
Has anyone else with gastritis noticed constipation as well, or changes in bowel habits? I've had every test, even colonoscopy, and everything turns up fine, except mid gastritis. Is this a result of the gastritis or perhaps PPI? Any comments from others would be great. Thanks.
Went back to the doctor for her to tell me it's still the same thing, but instead having me take Prilosec in the AM, and Zantac in the PM. Right after I started this regimine, I became constipated, but no pain or anything. Just like a decrease in bowel movements. Over the weekend, I had a severe bloody bowel movement, to which I called the doctor immediately after, they said they were going to have a GI doc call me today, but no dice there.
I have been on Zantac 150mg 2x a day for a couple of months now and have just discovered that I am pregnant. I have a sliding hiatus hernia and GERD. My question is, can I continue to take the Zantac and/or Rolaids during my pregnancy? And as well, if I cant take it, what can I do to help the GERD? I assume symptoms will get worse as I get bigger? Any advise?
So he put her on that and as well as told me to add rice cereal to her regular Enfamil once a night. She was put on Zantac as well and all of this has done wonders! She doesn't choke anymore and is such a happy baby now! My question is....can she be getting constipated from the rice cereal even if she only has is once a day or once every other day? I stopped giving her the Enfamil A.R. last week since the medicine seemed to be doing it's job and she still is having trouble.
My base line VL was 272,000 iu/ml, first PCR after starting tx was done by my doc on week 16th ( 4 months) which shows UND . Before starting tx, i had constipation, loss of appetite and indigestion etc whch was 80-90 cured/eliminated from the 3 week of tx, now from last two week i am again feeling the same symptoms, i am still PCR negative (UND-Qualitative test) last ALT was 30 but why these symptoms came back??? is my liver not properly functioning or HCV attacking back ????
My 12 year old has been suffering from stomache aches for the past year. At first she was diagnosed with constipation and after taking mineral oil and lactulose the pain disappeared. However, during the last several months she has stomache pain every day and night. She is definately not constipated and goes every day. She has had ultrasounds, and a scope test done--all come back negative. She has been on zantac, losec and levsin-- all have done nothing to remove the pain.
At first she was diagnosed with constipation and after taking mineral oil and lactulose the pain disappeared. However, during the last several months she has stomache pain every day and night. She is definately not constipated and goes every day. She has had ultrasounds, and a scope test done--all come back negative. She has been on zantac, losec and levsin-- all have done nothing to remove the pain. The pain is getting worse to the point she is nauseated.
I switched my Acid Reflux medicine from Acifex to Nexium two weeks ago and it is working great relieving me of my acid reflux related Asthma. My problem now on Nexium is chronic constipation concerning incomplete bowel movements, painful trapped gas and bloating that will trigger some reflux symptoms. I have suffered with constipation for the last two years, recently a high fiber diet has helped along with benefiber or Pysillium husk three times a day.
My discharge looks normal but smells fowl also.If this is caused by constipation ,then I would like to know, if constipation is a killer?
Benadryl Claritin Mucinex Robitussin Saline Nasal Spray Constipation: Benefiber Powder Colace Docusate Metemucil Increase fiber, fluids and exercise Headaches/Aches/Pains: Tylenol Heartburn/Gas: Gas X Mloz Mylanta Tums Zantac Hemorrhoids: Anusol Preperation H Tucks Witch Hazel Nausea /Vomitting: Vitamin B6 and Doxylamine
Headache, fever, pain- Tylenol or Tylenol ES Stuffy nose, headaches- actifed, benadryl, saline nasal drops, Tylenol, claritin, zyrtec, pseudoephedrine Cough- triaminic, robitussin DM Sore throat- chloraseptic, cepacol Heartburn, gas- mylanta, tums, maalox, pepcid ac, zantac Gas- mylicon 80, milk of magnesia Constipation- metamucil, colace, dialose, surfak, citracel, Diarrhea- Imodium, kaopectate, clear liquids for 24 hours, call pcp for appointment if diarrhea lasts 48 hours Nausea, vomiting- vi
I had maybe two/three bloody stools in the last 4 months, but it was dismissed because it wasn't in relation to this recent abdominal pain). I was prescribed Zantac to relieve the pain (150mg twice daily). It has helped in the last week and I don't have the same pains anymore, but I'm experiencing bloating and lower back pains. Also, I had sudden soar-ness in my upper back and triceps like it was the day after a work out.
so i took pepto , later that night i had painful acid reflux, then later went to a specialist who precribed me liquid ranitide (zantac).....although before the visit which occured 3 days after the reflux ive been constipated ,,after lots of fiber + water now my poo is very liquidy ...i also feel like theres a gallon of mucus in the back of my throat ..
Zantac is also perfectly fine and works better for me, I take 150mg every 12h as I need it, seems to work best if you take it on an empty stomach with a good size glass of water about 45min-1h before eating
have bloated tummy for 3 weeks look like im pregnant swelling won't go down had heartburn and slight constipation few weeks ago but just swollen now just had my period 4 days early cramps for 3 full days have been to doc he said it was acid reflux bt not having typical symptoms don't know what this could be could someone help please
Ive had rally bad gas heartburn and constipation ... tmi.... is this normal?
No aspirin, advil, ibuprofen, aleve Pain - Tylenol, Acetaminophen Allergies - Claritin, Zyrtec, Benadryl Common cold - Actifed, Sudafed, Robitussin Products, Tylenol Cold Tablets, Acetaminophen, Tylenol, DayQuil/Nyquil (gelcaps only), Mucinex, Warm salt water gargles Congestion - Mucinex, Zyrtec, Claritin/Claritin D, Sudafed, Sinutab, Dimetap extentaps, Actifed, Tylenol Sinus, Saline Nasal Spray Constipation - Stool softener, Fiber/bran, Prune Juice Coughing - Any cough drop, any Robitussi
The last year it has gotten worse where I occasionally wake up with back and throat pain but it is quickly resolved by getting up, moving around and taking tums. I have been to many gastro dr.s, have been on nexium and zantac and am mostly constipated (wondering if I have IBS-C?) For some reason, I am petrified of having pancreatic cancer and worry that the back pain could be this.
Due to suffering constipation often i also started taking a colon cleanse aloe vera pill but that gave me stomach ache and did not seem to help, so now i am constipated with a sore throat! I have stopped taking everything now, only zantac after attempting eating, if necessary which does ease the sore throat, i have also gained over 2 stones in weight and i notice generally people lose weight? Any thoughts please?
I never really had diarrahea more like constipation. The dr. gave me zantac which has solved the problem completely. I also have geographic tongue. I have had geographic tongue for about 7 years. without any of these other complications. I currently take tec-nal (fiorinal) for migrains. I take 3 pills daily. I have been doing this for years. This might be cause my anemia. I am extremely worried and would like feed back.
right now the doctors have my daughter on Good Start Soy and they have me add cereal to her bottle and she is also on zantac... she still spits up at times and is still fussy...
hi i wanted to know if gallstones can cause constipation and also i been having this wierd symptom i feel like i have a fever but i dont does anyone know what this can be
Other options may be Try milk or any anticids containg calcium or magnesium but avoid antacids that contain aluminum because it can cause constipation and be toxic at high doses. Keep your head elevated at night. Try to figure out what triggers heartburn. Also ginger ( ginger ale or ginger candy) If antacid isn't working you might want to consider something stronger, but talk to your doctor before you for that. For instance tagamet or Zantac. I hope the information is helpful. Good luck!
Metamucil, senokot, fibercon, citrucel, colace, surfak, konsyl. HEMORRHOIDS: Anusol, preparation h, tuck pads. DIARRHEA: Clear fluids, Imodium A-D. NAUSEA: Fruit gum, saltiness crackers, pretzels, vitamin B6 25mg. YEAST CREAMS: Monita or gyne-lotrimin (7 day cream only). ANTI GAS: Simethicon, mylicon. Hope this helps...
I have finally found relief for the constipation that goes with this. I now take 2 omeprazole a day, 4 domperidone--a motility drug, and a Zantac before bed. I have tried ginger capsules and all kinds of natural supplements, plus tums, etc. Any suggestions? I have had a bezoar when digestion just stopped, gall bladder out--infection in that. I feel like I have morning sickness all the time!
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