Gelusil vs Ranitidine

Gelusil
(OTC)
Ranitidine
(OTC)
Gelusil is an antacid.
Ranitidine is a peptic ulcer medication.
Satisfaction Score
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No score available
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Reflux
3.3
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
559 Discussions
36,159 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for GERD
#2 for Heartburn
#3 for Reflux
#4 for Indigestion
#5 for Peptic Ulcer
#6 for Hiatal Hernia
Gelusil is approved for GERD, Heartburn, Gastrointestinal Gas, Reflux and Indigestion and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Reflux
#2 for GERD
#3 for Heartburn
#4 for Allergy
#5 for Ulcers
#6 for Burps
#7 for Indigestion
#8 for Hives
Ranitidine is approved for Reflux, GERD and Heartburn and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Gel
Gastritis
10
Burning
9
Sinus Infections
5
Cough
5
Fever
4
Asthma
2
Shortness of Breath
2
UTI
1
Itching
1
Congestion
1
Ran
Weight Gain
7
Weight Loss
2
Headaches
1
Dizziness
1
Drowsiness
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Back Pain
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Palpitations
1
Pneumonia
1
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Gelusil
Gel
Ranitidine
Ran
Gastritis
Gel
Ran
10
0
Burning
Gel
Ran
9
0
Sinus Infections
Gel
Ran
5
0
Cough
Gel
Ran
5
0
Fever
Gel
Ran
4
0
Asthma
Gel
Ran
2
0
Shortness of Breath
Gel
Ran
2
0
UTI
Gel
Ran
1
0
Itching
Gel
Ran
1
0
Congestion
Gel
Ran
1
0
Weight Gain
Ran
Gel
7
0
Weight Loss
Ran
Gel
2
0
Headaches
Ran
Gel
1
0
Dizziness
Ran
Gel
1
0
Drowsiness
Ran
Gel
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Ran
Gel
1
0
Back Pain
Ran
Gel
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ran
Gel
1
0
Palpitations
Ran
Gel
1
0
Pneumonia
Ran
Gel
1
0
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Ranitidine and alcohol.
Method of use
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Dosages
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Suspension: 200-200-25 mg/5 mL, 400-400-40 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 200-200-25 mg
No methods of use & dosage information found
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Magnesium Hydroxide/Aluminum Hydroxide/Simethicone , Magnesium Trisilicate/Aluminum Hydroxide
Ranitidine Hcl, Ranitidine Hcl In 1/2 Normal Saline
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Gelusil and Ranitidine: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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