Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 019090/001.

Names and composition

"ZANTAC" is the commercial name of a drug composed of RANITIDINE HYDROCHLORIDE.

Forms

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019090/001 ZANTAC RANITIDINE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTABLE/INJECTION EQ 25MG BASE per ML
019675/001 ZANTAC RANITIDINE HYDROCHLORIDE SYRUP/ORAL EQ 15MG BASE per ML

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I'm on Zantac/Ranitidine?
I got put on 300mg pills for about a month. What side effects can I expect? Do certains foods help or affect them? Just anything I should know. (from people who have taken this) Also, I have to take iron pills, will this make any difference? I would have looked it up, but I'd prefer to hear from people who have... Asked by Herbert Caramella 1 year ago.

I got put on 300mg pills for about a month. What side effects can I expect? Do certains foods help or affect them? Just anything I should know. (from people who have taken this) Also, I have to take iron pills, will this make any difference? I would have looked it up, but I'd prefer to hear from people who have actually taken them. Answered by Viviana Samborski 1 year ago.

The Zantac and iron both can be constipating, so you might want to consider taking a stool softener or laxative if that happens. (On the other hand, Zantac can also cause diarrhea or loose stools, so maybe it will just balance out with the iron. You'll have to wait and see). Looks like you should cut back or out alcohol while you're on the Zantac, since both affect your liver. See below. If you have any of the major side effects, of course, you should talk to the MD who prescribed the Zantac. See below. GENERIC NAME: ranitidine BRAND NAME: Zantac DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Histamine is a natural chemical that stimulates the stomach cells to produce acid. Ranitidine belongs to a class of medications, called H2-blockers, that block the action of histamine on stomach cells, thus reducing stomach acid production. PRESCRIPTION: yes GENERIC AVAILABLE: yes PREPARATIONS: Tablets (150 mg, 300 mg), Capsules (150 mg, 300 mg); Syrup (15 mg/ml) STORAGE: Should be stored at room temperature in a tightly closed container. PRESCRIBED FOR: Ranitidine blocks the action of histamine on stomach cells, and reduces stomach acid production. Ranitidine is useful in promoting healing of stomach and duodenal ulcers, and in reducing ulcer pain. Ranitidine has been effective in preventing ulcer recurrence when given in low doses for prolonged periods of time. In doses higher than that used in ulcer treatment, ranitidine has been helpful in treating heartburn and in healing ulcer and inflammation of the esophagus resulting from acid reflux (reflux esophagitis). DOSING: May be taken with or without food. Since ranitidine is excreted by the kidney and metabolized by the liver, dosages of ranitidine need to be lowered in patients with significantly abnormal liver or kidney function. DRUG INTERACTIONS: Antacids may decrease the absorption of ranitidine. Safety of ranitidine in children has not been established. Ranitidine is not habit forming. Ranitidine can interfere with the metabolism of alcohol. Patients taking ranitidine who drink alcohol may have elevated blood alcohol levels. SIDE EFFECTS: Minor side effects include constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, insomnia, muscle pain, nausea, and vomiting. Major side effects are rare; they include: agitation, anemia, confusion, depression, easy bruising or bleeding, hallucinations, hair loss, irregular heartbeat, rash, visual changes, and yellowing of the skin or eyes. Answered by Daniell Materna 1 year ago.

Zantac Diarrhea Answered by Lily Rauco 1 year ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: I'm on Zantac/Ranitidine? I got put on 300mg pills for about a month. What side effects can I expect? Do certains foods help or affect them? Just anything I should know. (from people who have taken this) Also, I have to take iron pills, will this make any difference? I would have looked it up, but I'd prefer to hear from... Answered by Allison Walkowski 1 year ago.

here is some of possible Zantac side effects: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives); easy or unusual bruising or bleeding; bleeding gums; irregular heartbeat; or yellowing of the skin or eyes. Zantac may affect the actions of other medications by changing the acidity of the stomach. Answered by Hui Modic 1 year ago.


How long do side effects of Zantac last?
I have a couple questions, actually...1.) What are the most common of the common side effects? I read online that its mostly constipation, diarrhea, and headaches. 2.) Also, do most people get side effects from Zantac, or just a few?3.) And, when taking Zantac, can you take antacid tablets for the side... Asked by Omer Scheets 1 year ago.

I have a couple questions, actually... 1.) What are the most common of the common side effects? I read online that its mostly constipation, diarrhea, and headaches. 2.) Also, do most people get side effects from Zantac, or just a few? 3.) And, when taking Zantac, can you take antacid tablets for the side effects? 4.) How long do the side effects last? An hour, a day? Entire time you take it, or just the one time? If you can answer these sincerely and give me a resource of some kind, that'd be great. Thank you! Answered by Nanci Martell 1 year ago.

zantac for babies is almost always for acid reflux but can be for other digestive problems too like heartburn without the reflux (spitting up). My son was on it for a few months. There were no side effects but it took him awhile to get used to the taste. Baby zantac has a REALLY strong peppermint flavor. It's hard to taste even for grownups. Of all the prescription strength meds for acid reflux, zantac has the least amount of side effects. If your brother cries a lot during and after eating but doesn't spit up, maybe he has gas. Try Mylicon drops. Those are available over the counter and are very very safe for babies. Answered by Arcelia Matone 1 year ago.

Side Effects Of Ranitidine Answered by Laura Paquette 1 year ago.

What Does Zantac Do Answered by Aubrey Swartz 1 year ago.


Has anyone ever heard of zantac, lamictal, ambien, or nortriptyline causing false positive for meth?
Taking 150mg zantac every day, 100mg lamictal every day, 10mg ambien every night and 25mg nortriptyline every night and had a positive urine (drugsmart cup testing 5 drugs) for MET Asked by Kyle Grasse 1 year ago.

READ TRU THIS, ZANTAC IS DEFINITELY A POSSIBLE CAUSE FOR FALSE POSITIVE BACKGROUND: Amphetamine(s) Amphetamine is a stimulant drug that is used in treatment of ADHD, narcolepsy and obesity. Most positive results originate from legitimate, prescription use of the drug. Illicitly, the drug is occasionally diverted from legitimate prescriptions and sold on the streets. Technical Notes 1. Common cross-reactants: Prescription appetite suppressants such as Phentermine, other amphetamine-like prescription drugs; Ecstasy-like club drug called MDA (which is a metabolite of MDMA). In addition, there are several therapeutic agents, such as Benzphetamine, that metabolize to amphetamine (and methamphetamine) in the body and will produce positive drug test results. It is also important to note that amphetamine is a metabolite of methamphetamine and will appear in the urine of a person who has taken methamphetamine. 2. Current US SAMHSA “screening” cutoff is 1,000 ng/mL 3. Current GC/MS (industry standard) confirmation cutoff is 500 ng/mL. 4. Proposed changes in SAMHSA are: a. To lower the screening cutoff to 500 ng/mL b. Change target drug from D-amphetamine (historical) to D-methamphetamine c. Change the GC/MS confirmation to 250 ng/mL 5. Outside the US, amphetamine screening cutoffs may be 300 ng/mL. 6. INNOVACON manufactures amphetamine assays with cutoff levels of 1,000 and 300 ng/mL. Both assays are FDA cleared and target d-amphetamine as the primary antigen. Troubleshooting Guide December 2006 Version 3.0.doc Confidential Page 4 Methamphetamine(s) Methamphetamine is a stimulant drug that is very rarely prescribed, but there is a form (stereoisomer) of methamphetamine that is used in the Over-the-Counter Vick’s Inhalers. Most positives are the result of illegal use; the drug is made illegally from pseudoephedrine. Technical Notes 1. About 4-7% of a methamphetamine dose is broken down to amphetamine by the body 2. Common cross-reactants: metabolites of Ephedrine, Ranitidine (ZANTAC), and MDMA. In addition, there are several therapeutic agents, such as Benzphetamine, that metabolize to methamphetamine (and amphetamine) in the body and will produce positive drug test results. It is also important to note that amphetamine is a metabolite of methamphetamine and will appear in the urine of a person who has taken methamphetamine. 3. Current US SAMHSA cutoff: grouped together with Amphetamine(s) is 1,000 ng/mL 4. Current GC/MS (SAMHSA) confirmation cutoff is 500 ng/mL; MUST ALSO HAVE AT LEAST 200 ng/mL of amphetamine in the urine to report a viable “methamphetamine” positive 5. Proposed changes in SAMHSA are: z Change the screening cutoff to 500 ng/mL z Change target drug from D-amphetamine (historical) to D-methamphetamine z Change the GC/MS confirmation to 250 ng/mL; amphetamine must still be present in the urine “around cutoff” to report a methamphetamine positive GC/MS result. 6. Innovacon manufactures methamphetamine assays with cutoff levels of 1,000, 500 and 300 ng/mL. The 500 and 1,000 ng/mL assays are FDA cleared; the 300 ng/mL assay is for outside the US only. All three assays target d-methamphetamine as the primary antigen. Answered by Breanna Presnal 1 year ago.


Overdosing on zantac?
Just curious cuz I found a bottle of zantacs :) Asked by Mardell Norwood 1 year ago.

Zantac is an antacid and ALL antacids cause your body to not absorb and utilize chromium. Calcium carbonate has the same action. Since your pancreas has the primary need for chromium, you greatly increase your potential for pancreatic insufficiency and pancreatic cancer by taking that junk! The idea that people are producing too much hydrochloric acid in their stomach is not only ridiculous but an out and out lie in most cases. It is just the opposite. HCL is designed to break down proteins and sanitize the food entering the stomach. When you have a deficiency of this important substance, the food rots and putrefies creating lots of other acids that do cause acid indigestion & reflux. Stopping this process with antacids & calcium carbonate is just stupid, bad science, and is being done by ignorant doctors. If a person has an ulcer, that is a different situation, but other than having an ulcer, no one should take that junk. good luck to you Answered by Violeta Knestrick 1 year ago.


Is taking anti-acids like Zantac all the time good for you?
Seems to me that there's acid in your stomach for a reason, yet I know people who pop Zantac 150 pills every day. Asked by Yolande Upadhyaya 1 year ago.

Zantac, Pepcid and Axid are all H-2 Antagonist. I won't get technical, but they work to reduce the acid released by your stomach. The acid is a normal function for the breakdown of food into nutrients you can use. They do work for the treatment of ulcers, reflux and general indigestion. There are risk, as there are risk with ALL medications. They are very, very , very safe even if you take them over a long period of time. But, if you do need them for more than a couple of weeks seek a doctors care. It might be more than a minor ailment and GI bleeds are very serious things. If you cough up blood, throw up blood, pass blood in your stool-seek a MD. If you throw up something that looks like coffee grounds, or start getting dark tarry stools-see a MD. Side effects of Zantac and the others are usually pretty rare and minor. You might get some: diarrhea or vitamin deficiencies as some vitamins need stomach acid to be absorbed from your food. Some medications can be effected as some also need stomach acid to be absorbed. Since your stomach acid is also a defense agains bacteria you might experience infections then normal: respiratory and/or GI infections. These are rare and millions upon millions of people take Zantac and the others everyday. I wouldn't worry about it. Varying you diet might help. But, people use to try bland diets due to ulcers. It often didn't work because ulcers may have little to do with diet and lots to do with bacterial infections, other enviromental factors and genetics. H. Pylori is an infection that can be a added cause of ulcerations despite diet modification. Eradication of the organism very often cures the ulcer versus behavioral modifications alone. So, the post about diet causing all GI problems is very short sighted and wrong. Answered by Bev Monserrat 1 year ago.

As long as you are not taking more than what the directions on the box say your fine. A month ago I had a doctors appointment and asked the same thing of my doctor, because the box said to see a doctor if you use them for more than 14 days. You should see a doctor to make sure your heartburn isn't from something serious, but the medication itself will not hurt you. Answered by Hollis Gefroh 1 year ago.

Only good for the drug manufacturers and docs and pharmacists who push them. People should adjust their diets rather than pop pills, but we're stupid and stubborn like that. We'd rather live unhealthy lives and slap band-aids on symptoms rather than take lasting corrective action. Answered by Sydney Hatchcock 1 year ago.


Zantac 300mg?
Have you ever used this why is this prescribed; my doctor just gave me a prescription why not nexium? Is there a differance? Asked by Penney Gavel 1 year ago.

Zantac is also known as Ranitidine which was the first of the "new" generation of drugs to control excess production of stomach acid. It's been around for about fifteen years now so is relatively cheap for a doctor to prescribe. It is well proven with few side effects so is cost effective. In my experience it is very effective although 300 mgs is at the top end of what one would normally prescribe, 150 mgs being the normal dose. Although it will relieve the discomfort of heartburn, ulcers, gastritis and to a degree prevent further deterioration it does not address the underlying cause which is often lifestyle related. My advice would be to try it but also to consider what you can also do to address the underlying causes of heartburn which are most commonly to do with stress, smoking, coffee, alcohol and recreational drugs. Chill out, dont smoke or drink alcohol excessively, give up the coke, ecstacy and speed, take more time, relax, let go of niggling things, worry less, drink more water and enjoy life. Good luck !!!! Answered by Junita Zaino 1 year ago.

zantac has Ranitidine.it is very commonly prescribed for hyper acidity cases.they are available as 150 mg and 300mg. May be your condition is slightly severe your doctor has started with 300 mgor maybe you were already using nexium he wanted to have a change and see the responce. Apart from taking medicines avoid spicy food stuff , carbonated drinks, alcohol, caffeine. try to have sound sleep. Answered by Shana Rainwater 1 year ago.

may be his preference and zantac is less expensive zantac is a histamine2 blocker it reduces the amount of acid your stomach produces it is used to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and intestines and for gastroesophageal reflux disease and other conditions in which acid backs upfrom the stomach causing heartburn Answered by Kris Skene 1 year ago.

It is prescribed when people are having symptoms of gastritis or ulcer--i.e. pain before eating, heartburn after. Nexium is really expensive and it is prescribed for heartburn when it is suspected that you have GERD (gastroesophogeal reflux disease). You doctor is probably trying to save you money, and see if this works first Answered by Boris Gualdoni 1 year ago.


I'm on Zantac/Ranitidine?
I got put on 300mg pills for about a month. What side effects can I expect? Do certains foods help or affect them? Just anything I should know. (from people who have taken this) Also, I have to take iron pills, will this make any difference? I would have looked it up, but I'd prefer to hear from people who have... Asked by Linette Mcleon 1 year ago.

I got put on 300mg pills for about a month. What side effects can I expect? Do certains foods help or affect them? Just anything I should know. (from people who have taken this) Also, I have to take iron pills, will this make any difference? I would have looked it up, but I'd prefer to hear from people who have actually taken them. Answered by Robbie Venuto 1 year ago.

The Zantac and iron both can be constipating, so you might want to consider taking a stool softener or laxative if that happens. (On the other hand, Zantac can also cause diarrhea or loose stools, so maybe it will just balance out with the iron. You'll have to wait and see). Looks like you should cut back or out alcohol while you're on the Zantac, since both affect your liver. See below. If you have any of the major side effects, of course, you should talk to the MD who prescribed the Zantac. See below. GENERIC NAME: ranitidine BRAND NAME: Zantac DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Histamine is a natural chemical that stimulates the stomach cells to produce acid. Ranitidine belongs to a class of medications, called H2-blockers, that block the action of histamine on stomach cells, thus reducing stomach acid production. PRESCRIPTION: yes GENERIC AVAILABLE: yes PREPARATIONS: Tablets (150 mg, 300 mg), Capsules (150 mg, 300 mg); Syrup (15 mg/ml) STORAGE: Should be stored at room temperature in a tightly closed container. PRESCRIBED FOR: Ranitidine blocks the action of histamine on stomach cells, and reduces stomach acid production. Ranitidine is useful in promoting healing of stomach and duodenal ulcers, and in reducing ulcer pain. Ranitidine has been effective in preventing ulcer recurrence when given in low doses for prolonged periods of time. In doses higher than that used in ulcer treatment, ranitidine has been helpful in treating heartburn and in healing ulcer and inflammation of the esophagus resulting from acid reflux (reflux esophagitis). DOSING: May be taken with or without food. Since ranitidine is excreted by the kidney and metabolized by the liver, dosages of ranitidine need to be lowered in patients with significantly abnormal liver or kidney function. DRUG INTERACTIONS: Antacids may decrease the absorption of ranitidine. Safety of ranitidine in children has not been established. Ranitidine is not habit forming. Ranitidine can interfere with the metabolism of alcohol. Patients taking ranitidine who drink alcohol may have elevated blood alcohol levels. SIDE EFFECTS: Minor side effects include constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, insomnia, muscle pain, nausea, and vomiting. Major side effects are rare; they include: agitation, anemia, confusion, depression, easy bruising or bleeding, hallucinations, hair loss, irregular heartbeat, rash, visual changes, and yellowing of the skin or eyes. Answered by Norman Knoebel 1 year ago.

Zantac Diarrhea Answered by Deandre Cuculich 1 year ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: I'm on Zantac/Ranitidine? I got put on 300mg pills for about a month. What side effects can I expect? Do certains foods help or affect them? Just anything I should know. (from people who have taken this) Also, I have to take iron pills, will this make any difference? I would have looked it up, but I'd prefer to hear from... Answered by Magdalen Legg 1 year ago.

here is some of possible Zantac side effects: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives); easy or unusual bruising or bleeding; bleeding gums; irregular heartbeat; or yellowing of the skin or eyes. Zantac may affect the actions of other medications by changing the acidity of the stomach. Answered by Kendra Bronstad 1 year ago.


How long do side effects of Zantac last?
I have a couple questions, actually...1.) What are the most common of the common side effects? I read online that its mostly constipation, diarrhea, and headaches. 2.) Also, do most people get side effects from Zantac, or just a few?3.) And, when taking Zantac, can you take antacid tablets for the side... Asked by Chi Hotelling 1 year ago.

I have a couple questions, actually... 1.) What are the most common of the common side effects? I read online that its mostly constipation, diarrhea, and headaches. 2.) Also, do most people get side effects from Zantac, or just a few? 3.) And, when taking Zantac, can you take antacid tablets for the side effects? 4.) How long do the side effects last? An hour, a day? Entire time you take it, or just the one time? If you can answer these sincerely and give me a resource of some kind, that'd be great. Thank you! Answered by Jewel Vessel 1 year ago.

zantac for babies is almost always for acid reflux but can be for other digestive problems too like heartburn without the reflux (spitting up). My son was on it for a few months. There were no side effects but it took him awhile to get used to the taste. Baby zantac has a REALLY strong peppermint flavor. It's hard to taste even for grownups. Of all the prescription strength meds for acid reflux, zantac has the least amount of side effects. If your brother cries a lot during and after eating but doesn't spit up, maybe he has gas. Try Mylicon drops. Those are available over the counter and are very very safe for babies. Answered by Claudie Horrigan 1 year ago.

Side Effects Of Ranitidine Answered by Kathaleen Girone 1 year ago.

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Has anyone ever heard of zantac, lamictal, ambien, or nortriptyline causing false positive for meth?
Taking 150mg zantac every day, 100mg lamictal every day, 10mg ambien every night and 25mg nortriptyline every night and had a positive urine (drugsmart cup testing 5 drugs) for MET Asked by Annette Olide 1 year ago.

READ TRU THIS, ZANTAC IS DEFINITELY A POSSIBLE CAUSE FOR FALSE POSITIVE BACKGROUND: Amphetamine(s) Amphetamine is a stimulant drug that is used in treatment of ADHD, narcolepsy and obesity. Most positive results originate from legitimate, prescription use of the drug. Illicitly, the drug is occasionally diverted from legitimate prescriptions and sold on the streets. Technical Notes 1. Common cross-reactants: Prescription appetite suppressants such as Phentermine, other amphetamine-like prescription drugs; Ecstasy-like club drug called MDA (which is a metabolite of MDMA). In addition, there are several therapeutic agents, such as Benzphetamine, that metabolize to amphetamine (and methamphetamine) in the body and will produce positive drug test results. It is also important to note that amphetamine is a metabolite of methamphetamine and will appear in the urine of a person who has taken methamphetamine. 2. Current US SAMHSA “screening” cutoff is 1,000 ng/mL 3. Current GC/MS (industry standard) confirmation cutoff is 500 ng/mL. 4. Proposed changes in SAMHSA are: a. To lower the screening cutoff to 500 ng/mL b. Change target drug from D-amphetamine (historical) to D-methamphetamine c. Change the GC/MS confirmation to 250 ng/mL 5. Outside the US, amphetamine screening cutoffs may be 300 ng/mL. 6. INNOVACON manufactures amphetamine assays with cutoff levels of 1,000 and 300 ng/mL. Both assays are FDA cleared and target d-amphetamine as the primary antigen. Troubleshooting Guide December 2006 Version 3.0.doc Confidential Page 4 Methamphetamine(s) Methamphetamine is a stimulant drug that is very rarely prescribed, but there is a form (stereoisomer) of methamphetamine that is used in the Over-the-Counter Vick’s Inhalers. Most positives are the result of illegal use; the drug is made illegally from pseudoephedrine. Technical Notes 1. About 4-7% of a methamphetamine dose is broken down to amphetamine by the body 2. Common cross-reactants: metabolites of Ephedrine, Ranitidine (ZANTAC), and MDMA. In addition, there are several therapeutic agents, such as Benzphetamine, that metabolize to methamphetamine (and amphetamine) in the body and will produce positive drug test results. It is also important to note that amphetamine is a metabolite of methamphetamine and will appear in the urine of a person who has taken methamphetamine. 3. Current US SAMHSA cutoff: grouped together with Amphetamine(s) is 1,000 ng/mL 4. Current GC/MS (SAMHSA) confirmation cutoff is 500 ng/mL; MUST ALSO HAVE AT LEAST 200 ng/mL of amphetamine in the urine to report a viable “methamphetamine” positive 5. Proposed changes in SAMHSA are: z Change the screening cutoff to 500 ng/mL z Change target drug from D-amphetamine (historical) to D-methamphetamine z Change the GC/MS confirmation to 250 ng/mL; amphetamine must still be present in the urine “around cutoff” to report a methamphetamine positive GC/MS result. 6. Innovacon manufactures methamphetamine assays with cutoff levels of 1,000, 500 and 300 ng/mL. The 500 and 1,000 ng/mL assays are FDA cleared; the 300 ng/mL assay is for outside the US only. All three assays target d-methamphetamine as the primary antigen. Answered by Chandra Feliberty 1 year ago.


Overdosing on zantac?
Just curious cuz I found a bottle of zantacs :) Asked by Monroe Darmiento 1 year ago.

Zantac is an antacid and ALL antacids cause your body to not absorb and utilize chromium. Calcium carbonate has the same action. Since your pancreas has the primary need for chromium, you greatly increase your potential for pancreatic insufficiency and pancreatic cancer by taking that junk! The idea that people are producing too much hydrochloric acid in their stomach is not only ridiculous but an out and out lie in most cases. It is just the opposite. HCL is designed to break down proteins and sanitize the food entering the stomach. When you have a deficiency of this important substance, the food rots and putrefies creating lots of other acids that do cause acid indigestion & reflux. Stopping this process with antacids & calcium carbonate is just stupid, bad science, and is being done by ignorant doctors. If a person has an ulcer, that is a different situation, but other than having an ulcer, no one should take that junk. good luck to you Answered by Mason Konefal 1 year ago.


Is taking anti-acids like Zantac all the time good for you?
Seems to me that there's acid in your stomach for a reason, yet I know people who pop Zantac 150 pills every day. Asked by Chang Caska 1 year ago.

Zantac, Pepcid and Axid are all H-2 Antagonist. I won't get technical, but they work to reduce the acid released by your stomach. The acid is a normal function for the breakdown of food into nutrients you can use. They do work for the treatment of ulcers, reflux and general indigestion. There are risk, as there are risk with ALL medications. They are very, very , very safe even if you take them over a long period of time. But, if you do need them for more than a couple of weeks seek a doctors care. It might be more than a minor ailment and GI bleeds are very serious things. If you cough up blood, throw up blood, pass blood in your stool-seek a MD. If you throw up something that looks like coffee grounds, or start getting dark tarry stools-see a MD. Side effects of Zantac and the others are usually pretty rare and minor. You might get some: diarrhea or vitamin deficiencies as some vitamins need stomach acid to be absorbed from your food. Some medications can be effected as some also need stomach acid to be absorbed. Since your stomach acid is also a defense agains bacteria you might experience infections then normal: respiratory and/or GI infections. These are rare and millions upon millions of people take Zantac and the others everyday. I wouldn't worry about it. Varying you diet might help. But, people use to try bland diets due to ulcers. It often didn't work because ulcers may have little to do with diet and lots to do with bacterial infections, other enviromental factors and genetics. H. Pylori is an infection that can be a added cause of ulcerations despite diet modification. Eradication of the organism very often cures the ulcer versus behavioral modifications alone. So, the post about diet causing all GI problems is very short sighted and wrong. Answered by Howard Athy 1 year ago.

As long as you are not taking more than what the directions on the box say your fine. A month ago I had a doctors appointment and asked the same thing of my doctor, because the box said to see a doctor if you use them for more than 14 days. You should see a doctor to make sure your heartburn isn't from something serious, but the medication itself will not hurt you. Answered by Geoffrey Kovalcheck 1 year ago.

Only good for the drug manufacturers and docs and pharmacists who push them. People should adjust their diets rather than pop pills, but we're stupid and stubborn like that. We'd rather live unhealthy lives and slap band-aids on symptoms rather than take lasting corrective action. Answered by Aundrea Odonald 1 year ago.


Zantac 300mg?
Have you ever used this why is this prescribed; my doctor just gave me a prescription why not nexium? Is there a differance? Asked by Danielle Vanbeek 1 year ago.

Zantac is also known as Ranitidine which was the first of the "new" generation of drugs to control excess production of stomach acid. It's been around for about fifteen years now so is relatively cheap for a doctor to prescribe. It is well proven with few side effects so is cost effective. In my experience it is very effective although 300 mgs is at the top end of what one would normally prescribe, 150 mgs being the normal dose. Although it will relieve the discomfort of heartburn, ulcers, gastritis and to a degree prevent further deterioration it does not address the underlying cause which is often lifestyle related. My advice would be to try it but also to consider what you can also do to address the underlying causes of heartburn which are most commonly to do with stress, smoking, coffee, alcohol and recreational drugs. Chill out, dont smoke or drink alcohol excessively, give up the coke, ecstacy and speed, take more time, relax, let go of niggling things, worry less, drink more water and enjoy life. Good luck !!!! Answered by Tish Trivette 1 year ago.

zantac has Ranitidine.it is very commonly prescribed for hyper acidity cases.they are available as 150 mg and 300mg. May be your condition is slightly severe your doctor has started with 300 mgor maybe you were already using nexium he wanted to have a change and see the responce. Apart from taking medicines avoid spicy food stuff , carbonated drinks, alcohol, caffeine. try to have sound sleep. Answered by Sol Betts 1 year ago.

may be his preference and zantac is less expensive zantac is a histamine2 blocker it reduces the amount of acid your stomach produces it is used to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and intestines and for gastroesophageal reflux disease and other conditions in which acid backs upfrom the stomach causing heartburn Answered by Macy Deroos 1 year ago.

It is prescribed when people are having symptoms of gastritis or ulcer--i.e. pain before eating, heartburn after. Nexium is really expensive and it is prescribed for heartburn when it is suspected that you have GERD (gastroesophogeal reflux disease). You doctor is probably trying to save you money, and see if this works first Answered by Joye Essler 1 year ago.


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