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Method of use: Injection, Pill, Syrup
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Ranitidine ( trade name Zantac) is a histamine H2-receptor antagonist that inhibits gastric acid production. It is commonly use...
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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.

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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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... "

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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.

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... "

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