Ranitidine during pregnancy

Common Questions and Answers about Ranitidine during pregnancy


Avatar f tn rantindine is safe during pregnancy, i have been on it with this one and with my son, dont know about the others but rantindine is basicly generic zantac and is safe=)
2006603 tn?1331332927 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.
Avatar n tn The EMTs evaluated me and told me I should be okay and to take Benadryl gelcaps. However, I've been wary of taking anything during the pregnancy, and my pharmacist and my medical insurance's nurse helpline both told me NOT to take Benadryl-- it is harmful to the baby. I wanted to pass this information along because I saw others talking about taking it. I'm sure that a topical cream would be fine, but not anything that would be ingested.
Avatar n tn Now I am concerned that my pregnancy hives is caused by one of the natural hormones oestrogen or progesterone as the levels of these increase during pregnancy I have been told. I think these hormones are also in the contraceptive pill. Does anyone have any experience of this? I am concerned it will get worse as the hormone levels increase.
Avatar n tn Nevertheless, several recently published studies in humans have confirmed animal studies that ranitidine (Zantac) used for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease is safe during pregnancy. The 1998 Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR) still lists ranitidine (Zantac) as a category B drug, which means that not enough studies have been done to recommend widespread use without a clear indication. Antacids are also considered safe during pregnancy. I hope you find this information helpful.
Avatar n tn or call the nurse. There are some safe during pregnancy, what is the brand name of your med, sounds like Prilosec, but not sure with the name in front. Anyway, my Dr. had me take Ranitidine, or Zantac, it helped a ton. Good luck.
Avatar n tn If the symptoms are severe certain medications like ranitidine may be prescribed by your doctor. It is considered safe during pregnancy. If the symptoms are severe it is best to consult a doctor. Do keep me updated. Take care and regards!
Avatar f tn I was in dier need of something last night during my night shift so my sister brought me ranitidine,omg it was a life saver! My new best friend!!! I will be sure to take one a day at least!
Avatar f tn You can find it at walmart with the zantec it is completely safe during pregnancy ive had to take it with both of mine.
593603 tn?1229381762 I took it with my first pregnancy, but it was a lot later in the pregnancy. I am dying here, and need a fix.
Avatar n tn that ranitidine (Zantac) is safe during pregnancy in a dose of 150 mg taken twice daily. Obviously it is best, if possible, to : minimize the use of any medicine during pregnancy, but if your symptoms are particularly troublesome you could try ranitidine. Thank you so much for your help. I went out today and bought some Zantac 75, but looking at the active ingredient it lists "84 mg ranitidine hydrochloride", and states it's equivalent to 75 mgs of ranitidine.
Avatar n tn If famotidine worked for you during your last pregnancy you should be aware that recently published studies show that ranitidine (Zantac) is safe during pregnancy in a dose of 150 mg taken twice daily. Obviously it is best, if possible, to minimize the use of any medicine during pregnancy, but if your symptoms are particularly troublesome you could try ranitidine. Thank you so much for your help.
Avatar f tn It works fine for me. Try eating smaller portions of food more often during the day. Try to avoid eating before bed or lying down. Good luck.
Avatar f tn I was on omneprezerol before pregnancy, doctor said to only take if absolutely necessary. I read aboyt papaya during my first pregnancy and it was AMAZING! I am now 36 wks in my third pregnancy and gave been heartburn free as long as i eat a small bowl each night.
7349088 tn?1390661333 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.
Avatar f tn I take mylanta notnsure if you have that in US and doc prescribed ranitidine 150mg twice a day safe during pregnancy. I was told by doc nexium isnt safe during pregnancy can cause birth defects and premature labor.
Avatar f tn Just remember ?vinegar isnt always safe to take during pregnancy........ i would know.
Avatar f tn Gaviscon is safe during pregnancy. If this doesn't work your GP can prescribe Ranitidine or Omeprazole. Had it for nearly a month before asking for help...why suffer?...anyway, it all works.
Avatar n tn I am looking for a pregnancy buddy. Anyone due on or around 31?? I find out two weeks from today what we are having.
Avatar f tn I've suffered with acid reflux and heartburn through out my whole pregnancy.. i am 39+3 ...tums did nothing for me. My dr. Said i could take zantac or Ranitidine 150mg. I take one in the morning and another at night.
Avatar f tn i donno what to do. how dangerous is this(inflamamtion) problem? will it affect me during pregnancy? when i can i try for another baby? pls advise.
Avatar f tn Also, medications used during pregnancy for nausea (like vitamin B-6) may also be helpful.
Avatar f tn Sounds like it to me hun, I'm not sure what they'd give you for it, they might just give you gaviscon, I'd say try it, it's safe during pregnancy because i needed it myself for indigestion.
Avatar n tn The worst attack I ever had was with my first pregnancy, when I was sick for weeks, was unable to eat, and lost 10 pounds during my 1st trimester. Now I'm 8 weeks pregnant and gastritis has struck again. I am experiencing upper abdominal pain, a feeling of fullness/bloating yet hunger at the same time, my upper abdomen and throat are very sensitive to the touch (the slightest pressure will make me gag), I've been vomiting and have again begun to lose weight.
589816 tn?1332980371 I actually take anti-inflammatory meds all the time and NSAIDS are pretty safe during pregnancy. I have to continue taking mine during pregnancy. Ironically, I received Indocin to stop pre-term labor at 17 weeks. It was a miracle drug for my pre-term labor, so I hope it works well for our symptoms. I wish you all the best. Let me know if you have other questions.
Avatar n tn Ranitidine (Zantac) is not uncommonly used during pregnancy, as are antacids (such as Tums, etc). Usually your doctor gives you a list of common OTC medications they prefer you to use when you begin your prenatal care. If yours didn't, you can quickly call and ask the nurse. Sometimes the pharmacist can help you out with recommendations, too. Don't try to drink milk to calm your heartburn; plain old water is the best thing.
Avatar m tn You're doing the right thing by going to an ENT doctor. I went and he took a look down into my throat and said it was very irritated. I too felt like my tongue and throat was on fire and felt like I was breathing menthol. I told the nurse at my primary doctors about breathing menthol and all she did was laugh at me. I am betting you need the Omeprazole dosage upped. I was taking 40 mg. a day and they upped it to 40 mg. 2x a day.
Avatar n tn There are a few published studies that suggest that ranitidine (Zantac) is safe during pregnancy. Ranitidine (Zantac)like cimetidine (Tagamet) is also a histamine receptor blocker. This response is being provided for general informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice or consultation. Always check with your personal physician when you have a question pertaining to your health.
Avatar f tn i do get head sores but not as often however all of these were consderbly worse during pregnancy. i do not suffer with recurrent utis but often have slight protein in urine. my hands cramp/ache and get sharp pains done them and my feet sometimes also do this my left hip often plays up and feels like it needs to click. i get occasional headaches. these things happen sporadically however sometimes if i feel run dow everything comes at once.