Zantac

Last Update May 3, 2016
Zantac is a peptic ulcer medication.
Uses: Zantac is approved for Reflux, GERD and Heartburn and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Read More
Ranitidine ( trade name Zantac) is a histamine H2-receptor antagonist that inhibits gastric acid production. It is commonly use...
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2.7
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Positive 18,280 "The doctor gave me Zantac and it helped a lot. Then after almost 2 years I woke up with this. No kind of acids reducer medicine helps me at all. I have gotten multiple tests done. One doctor said she... "Read more positive discussions
Negative 14,557 "He continues to have allmost all reflux symptoms on Zantac. Im scared to stop Zantac but I really feel like it's not working.... "Read more negative discussions
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| Jim M
When my son was 12 he had warts all over his body. We gave him Zantac for seven months before they went away. He is now 32 and has never had another wart!

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| Larry B
Hi I'm Larry from Canada,
I'm just going to throw this idea out there because I was looking for solutions. Some of you seem to be in much pain. My wife is Cuban. She contracted H. Pylori. She was very ill. So much stomach pain, could not eat, heartburn, gas, vomiting after eating almost instantaneously sometimes. It was really terrible. I researched much. She is now undergoing treatment for H. Pylori. Research this. There is testing available. There are solutions. Give it a try. I wish you well.
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| Stacy_1
I've been taking Strattera for a few weeks the nausea was definitely there took Zantac when I take the pill to stop it but lately it hasn't I vomited the last couple times I took it. Also I get tingles (like goose bumps) down the back of my leg and my neck and head. I'm not happy at all with these side effects and I'm scared to keep taking it for fear I will vomit again. ugh.

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| 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!

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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.

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Seizures following Zantac
| Stephanie Cerra
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.

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Zantac and irregular heartbeat
| LindaB
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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Facts about Zantac

What does Zantac look like?
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Strength : 150 mg
Pill imprint : ZANTAC;150;Glaxo
Color : Orange
Shape : Freeform
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Strength : 300 mg
Pill imprint : ZANTAC;300;Glaxo
Color : Yellow
Shape : Oval
Attribution
B Pregnancy category (FDA)
Before taking Zantac during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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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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Alchohol warning on Zantac
There may be a negative interaction between Zantac and alcohol.
How do I obtain Zantac?
Over the counter (no prescription needed)
How do I take Zantac?
Injection, Pill, Syrup
What dosages are available?
25 mg Tablet, 75 mg Tablet, 150 mg Tablet, 300 mg Tablet, 150 mg Capsule, 300 mg Capsule, 50 mg/2 mL (25 mg/mL) Solution, 25 mg/mL Solution, 25 mg/mL Syringe, 15 mg/mL Syrup
25 mg Tablet, 75 mg Tablet, 150 mg Tablet, 300 mg Tablet, 150 mg Capsule, 300 mg Capsule, 50 mg/2 mL (25 mg/mL) Solution... Show all
Ingredients
Ranitidine Hcl, Ranitidine Hcl In 1/2 Normal Saline
Approval Date
October 19, 1984
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