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I took zantac for gastritis. It cleared but after 4 months, I started getting diarrhea. So I stopped. However 2 days after I stopped taking it the diarrhea cleared up but I started having ic flares that I hadn't had while taking the zantac. Coincidence?

Living Again as You Will
No one but YOU will begin your final end of opiate use. Users don't want to quit because its a self-initiated form of torture. I quit, because I missed my life. I had the help of 1 person I really cared about, and that's all you need, even if they don't know their helping you. Stop taking the shit. Suffer for 24-48hrs. Take (30) 2mg Loperamide, and (2) Zantac, wait two hours. Start convincing yourself you feel a little better for other reasons. Take (20) Loperamide and (1) Zantac... Sleep for the first time in a few days. Feel kind of shitty because of the 20% it doesn't help. But do it while realizing you stumbled on a combination of OTC meds that will free you from the shit. And I use that word very carefully. Opiates are shit. They have taken your life, your kids, your friends, your self-esteem and your health. Now GET IT ALL BACK!

Shai27
I am a woman in my early 40's and I'm physically active working out 5-6 days a week. I was prescribed/taking Nexium 40mg for severe heartburn/acid reflux, gastrointestinal and esophagus issues. idk the technical term but it did relieve the heartburn, however I had a increase in regergitation after exercise and pain and discomfort digesting whole foods. I stopped taking it without doctors permission. After some labs were done it showed some sludge in my gallbladder but no blockage. After some months of natural cleansing and homeopathic remedies I still had the reflux, only not as severe, a lot of bile burps throughout the day and minor gastrointestinal issues. I re visited my doctor for another option and have been on Zantac 150mg a few days and so far stomach stress is decreased, bile burps are down and heartburn is gone and I ate broccoli and chicken without pain after a few bites.

ed
I take Rabeprazol every night but this morning I have gas and stomach pains. Can I take Zantac this morning before a important meeting?

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.
July 30, 2015
I had gone 4 months, took a generic zantac (ran out of tums) before frito pie. Halfway into making my frito pie, I wake up surrounded by paramedics. That feeling always sucks.

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.

www.ibsgroup.org
ERD and IBS . Zantac is the only acid inhibitor that works...
" ...I have GERD and IBS . Zantac is the only acid inhibitor that works for both my Reflux and IBS. Has anyone... "

forum.maternal.com.au
artburn/reflux but I rarely get it now. It's great s...
" ...gag, so I take Zantac as it's a tablet. I used to get terrible heartburn/reflux but I rarely get it now. It's... "

community.thebump.com
just has me taking Zantac 150 for my acid indigestion. But...
" ...OB just has me taking Zantac 150 for my acid indigestion. But from the sounds ...isn't as bad as your... "

Patient concerns with Zantac

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I took zantac for gastritis. It cleared but after 4 months, I started getting diarrhea. So I stopped. However 2 days after I stopped taking it the diarrhea cleared up but I started having ic flares that I hadn't had while taking the zantac. Coincidence?

Living Again as You Will
No one but YOU will begin your final end of opiate use. Users don't want to quit because its a self-initiated form of torture. I quit, because I missed my life. I had the help of 1 person I really cared about, and that's all you need, even if they don't know their helping you. Stop taking the shit. Suffer for 24-48hrs. Take (30) 2mg Loperamide, and (2) Zantac, wait two hours. Start convincing yourself you feel a little better for other reasons. Take (20) Loperamide and (1) Zantac... Sleep for the first time in a few days. Feel kind of shitty because of the 20% it doesn't help. But do it while realizing you stumbled on a combination of OTC meds that will free you from the shit. And I use that word very carefully. Opiates are shit. They have taken your life, your kids, your friends, your self-esteem and your health. Now GET IT ALL BACK!

Shai27
I am a woman in my early 40's and I'm physically active working out 5-6 days a week. I was prescribed/taking Nexium 40mg for severe heartburn/acid reflux, gastrointestinal and esophagus issues. idk the technical term but it did relieve the heartburn, however I had a increase in regergitation after exercise and pain and discomfort digesting whole foods. I stopped taking it without doctors permission. After some labs were done it showed some sludge in my gallbladder but no blockage. After some months of natural cleansing and homeopathic remedies I still had the reflux, only not as severe, a lot of bile burps throughout the day and minor gastrointestinal issues. I re visited my doctor for another option and have been on Zantac 150mg a few days and so far stomach stress is decreased, bile burps are down and heartburn is gone and I ate broccoli and chicken without pain after a few bites.

ed
I take Rabeprazol every night but this morning I have gas and stomach pains. Can I take Zantac this morning before a important meeting?

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.
July 30, 2015
I had gone 4 months, took a generic zantac (ran out of tums) before frito pie. Halfway into making my frito pie, I wake up surrounded by paramedics. That feeling always sucks.

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.

www.ibsgroup.org
ERD and IBS . Zantac is the only acid inhibitor that works...
" ...I have GERD and IBS . Zantac is the only acid inhibitor that works for both my Reflux and IBS. Has anyone... "

forum.maternal.com.au
artburn/reflux but I rarely get it now. It's great s...
" ...gag, so I take Zantac as it's a tablet. I used to get terrible heartburn/reflux but I rarely get it now. It's... "

community.thebump.com
just has me taking Zantac 150 for my acid indigestion. But...
" ...OB just has me taking Zantac 150 for my acid indigestion. But from the sounds ...isn't as bad as your... "

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Method of use: Injection, Pill, Syrup
Prescribing mode: Rx
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