Zantac

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Method of use: Injection, Pill, Syrup
Prescribing mode: OTC
Ranitidine ( trade name Zantac) is a histamine H2-receptor antagonist that inhibits gastric acid production. It is commonly use...
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Alma Perricone
Coughing
Can Zantac cause coughing? I have GERD and Hiatal Hernia but has been disclaimed for the cough. I have been on an inhaler that causes Thrush. I am now on another one

Stephanie Cerra
Seizures following Zantac
After going several years without a seizure, last night I had two, separated by four hours. This was following a day where I'd taken Zantac twice, after not having used it at all for many years--doesn't seem like a coincidence.

LindaB
Zantac and irregular heartbeat
30+ years ago I had take Zantac for a duodenal ulcer. Since then I have had an ectopic heartbeat where it seems to stop then beats oddly for about 5 minutes. I've noticed in the studies that long term heart beat problems after taking Zantac is at 0% well I can attest that it does happen.

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GERD and IBS . Zantac is the only acid inhibitor that works...
" ...IBS . Zantac is the only acid inhibitor that works for both my Reflux and IBS. Has anyone here tried Zanta... "

heartburn/reflux but I rarely get it now. It's great...
" ...so I take Zantac as it's a tablet. I used to get terrible heartburn/reflux but I rarely get it now. It's... "

just has me taking Zantac 150 for my acid indigestion. But...
" ...has me taking Zantac 150 for my acid indigestion. But from ...as your heartburn/acid reflux. Mayb... "

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acid reflux and used zantac for it for 5 years.The reflux...
" ...acid reflux and used zantac for it for 5 years.The reflux stopped the day I ...had not used zantac or any ... "

hes 11 weeks he also has reflux that he takes zantax (sp)...
" ...son has colic also and he is on Nutramigen formula and it has made him id say about 95% bett... "

I was just put on Zantac for my heartburn/indigestion and I...
" I was just put on Zantac for my heartburn/indigestion and I know the weekend before my doc... "

So I'm thinking the Zantac is helping to keep my stomach...
" ...some nausea and have ...weeks. But I am on Zantac which my doc prescribed ...so bad. So I'm thinking the Zantac is helping to... "

Patient concerns with Zantac

We found 144,288 discussions
Alma Perricone
Coughing
Can Zantac cause coughing? I have GERD and Hiatal Hernia but has been disclaimed for the cough. I have been on an inhaler that causes Thrush. I am now on another one

Stephanie Cerra
Seizures following Zantac
After going several years without a seizure, last night I had two, separated by four hours. This was following a day where I'd taken Zantac twice, after not having used it at all for many years--doesn't seem like a coincidence.

LindaB
Zantac and irregular heartbeat
30+ years ago I had take Zantac for a duodenal ulcer. Since then I have had an ectopic heartbeat where it seems to stop then beats oddly for about 5 minutes. I've noticed in the studies that long term heart beat problems after taking Zantac is at 0% well I can attest that it does happen.

Post from
www.ibsgroup.org
GERD and IBS . Zantac is the only acid inhibitor that works...
" ...IBS . Zantac is the only acid inhibitor that works for both my Reflux and IBS. Has anyone here tried Zanta... "

heartburn/reflux but I rarely get it now. It's great...
" ...so I take Zantac as it's a tablet. I used to get terrible heartburn/reflux but I rarely get it now. It's... "

just has me taking Zantac 150 for my acid indigestion. But...
" ...has me taking Zantac 150 for my acid indigestion. But from ...as your heartburn/acid reflux. Mayb... "

Post from
www.sleepnet.com
acid reflux and used zantac for it for 5 years.The reflux...
" ...acid reflux and used zantac for it for 5 years.The reflux stopped the day I ...had not used zantac or any ... "

hes 11 weeks he also has reflux that he takes zantax (sp)...
" ...son has colic also and he is on Nutramigen formula and it has made him id say about 95% bett... "

I was just put on Zantac for my heartburn/indigestion and I...
" I was just put on Zantac for my heartburn/indigestion and I know the weekend before my doc... "

So I'm thinking the Zantac is helping to keep my stomach...
" ...some nausea and have ...weeks. But I am on Zantac which my doc prescribed ...so bad. So I'm thinking the Zantac is helping to... "

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Ranitidine
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Taken for: Reflux, GERD, Heartburn, Allergies*, Colic
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Method of use:
Prescribing mode: OTC
*Off Label
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Pepcid
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Mylanta
26,603 discussions
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Losec
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Taken for: Reflux, GERD, Heartburn, Burp, Ulcers
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Method of use:
Prescribing mode: Rx
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