Mylanta vs Zantac for Heartburn

Mylanta
(OTC)
Zantac
(OTC)
Mylanta is an antacid.
Zantac is a peptic ulcer medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.8
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Heartburn
4.6
Concern level
1.1
Helpfulness
for Heartburn
3.3
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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Not Available
October 19, 1984
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
28,223 Discussions
160,995 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Reflux
#2 for Heartburn
#3 for GERD
#4 for Nausea
#5 for Burps
#6 for Diarrhea
#7 for Indigestion
Mylanta is approved for Reflux, Heartburn, Gastrointestinal Gas and GERD 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 Burps
#6 for Ulcers
#7 for Indigestion
#8 for Hives
Zantac is approved for Reflux, GERD and Heartburn and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Myl
Gallstones
1
Loss of Appetite
1
Addiction
1
Gallbladder Problems
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Canker Sores
1
Apnea
1
Kidney Stones
1
Pancreatitis
1
Heart Problems
1
Zan
Weight Gain
9
Weight Loss
2
Dizziness
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Palpitations
1
Pneumonia
1
Muscle Pain
1
PVC's
1
Chest Tightness
1
Thyroid Problems
1
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Zantac
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Gallstones
Myl
Zan
1
0
Loss of Appetite
Myl
Zan
1
0
Addiction
Myl
Zan
1
0
Gallbladder Problems
Myl
Zan
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Myl
Zan
1
1
Canker Sores
Myl
Zan
1
0
Apnea
Myl
Zan
1
0
Kidney Stones
Myl
Zan
1
0
Pancreatitis
Myl
Zan
1
0
Heart Problems
Myl
Zan
1
0
Weight Gain
Zan
Myl
9
0
Weight Loss
Zan
Myl
2
0
Dizziness
Zan
Myl
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Zan
Myl
1
1
Palpitations
Zan
Myl
1
0
Pneumonia
Zan
Myl
1
0
Muscle Pain
Zan
Myl
1
0
PVC's
Zan
Myl
1
0
Chest Tightness
Zan
Myl
1
0
Thyroid Problems
Zan
Myl
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Not Available
B Category B
Before taking Zantac during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Zantac and alcohol.
Method of use
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Lozenge, Pill
Injection, Pill, Syrup
Dosages
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Tablet: 200-200-20 mg, 311-232 mg, 350-150 mg, 700-300 mg
Suspension: 200-200-20 mg/5 mL, 500-500 mg/5 mL
Capsule: 311-232 mg
Lozenge: 600 mg
Tablet: 25 mg, 75 mg, 150 mg, 300 mg
Capsule: 150 mg, 300 mg
Solution: 50 mg/2 mL (25 mg/mL), 25 mg/mL
Syringe: 25 mg/mL
Syrup: 15 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Calcium Carbonate , Calcium Carbonate/Magnesium Carbonate , Magnesium Hydroxide/Aluminum Hydroxide , Calcium Carbonate/Magnesium Hydroxide , Magnesium Hydroxide/Aluminum Hydroxide/Simethicone
Ranitidine Hcl, Ranitidine Hcl In 1/2 Normal Saline
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Mylanta and Zantac: 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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