Ranitidine

What is Ranitidine?

It is a type of Antihistamine preparation and is in a class of medications called H2 receptor blockers.It is used is used to prevent and treat symptoms of heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach & in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Questions and answers on "Ranitidine"

I have severe acid and I take protonix in the AM and Ranitidine 150 at night. I have stopped taking the Ranitidine the last two nights and my tongue feels like its burnt and my eyes have been blurry off and on (very dry). Are these the usual symptoms of using a lot of acid blockers. And I was also taking vitamin B12 everyday for two months and I forgot to take the Vitamin B12 for the last three days...

doctor1 MD

HI
Thank for asking to HCM
The Ranitidine is old molecules, and may induce the allergic reaction some time you better have "Omeprazole 40 mg once in day for acid problem this gives excellent result, stop taking the vitamin B12 you have taken enough of it, now no need to take this, your main...

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Hello, I have been on Ranitidine for about two weeks and now have high blood pressure. I have had exams showing my heart is healthy, no high cholestorol but my doctors do not think Ranitidine causes high blood pressure. I was wondering if it does. I have laryngealpharyngeal reflux and had a reaction to Protonix. The Ranitidine was the second option. I also have anxiety which has been getting worse since this issue. I'm not sure what my options are.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
As your all reports are normal, nothing to worry.
Take regular medicine for blood pressure.
Continue with Ranitidine, it is comparatively safe medicine.
Anxiety you get is main problem for having this false fear.
Avoid stress and you will be alright.
Ok and take care.

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I,m taking 150 mg of ranitidine I,m fellin short of breath and very nervous - I have been taking the medication for approx. 3 weeks can I just stop XXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Dear XXXXXXX

Ranitidine can be stopped cold XXXXXXX It is not known to produce withdrawal effects. That being said, I do not feel ranitidine is in anyway responsible for shortness of breath or nervousness. Your doctor needs to consider other causes before attributing it to ranitidine.

Hope this...

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sir,
i am having diabetism below 150 after diet. now i am taking glyciphage tablets and
zevit vitamin tablets daily. can i take rantac 150mg along with these two tablets. please suggest

doctor1 MD

Hello sir.
Thanks for asking in Healthcare Magic.

Post prandial (after food) blood glucose level of 150 mg/dl indicates very good control of Diabetes. You should also check your HbA1C values every three months.

There is no known drug interaction between Metformin and Ranitidine. Ranitidine acts...

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Gallbladder out in june of 2010 but before had been on 80 mg of simvistatin and everything was hurting when I stopped the med everything went back to normal, except my upper right pain under my ribs. have been on ranitidine for couple of years, could it be that. but also after stopping the simvistatin my pain in URQ radiates to by back bone, now have pvcs that I never had and just feel horrible most of the time. Have I been poisoned or should I try stopping the ranitidine ?

doctor1 MD

Hi,

I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms are not related to Ranitidine. You should know that the pain can lead to PVCs or high blood pressure values.

Coming to this point, I would recommend consulting with your attending physician for a physical exam and some tests in...

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i had a pacemaker placed on oct 6, 2016. am on elliquis. am having terrible heartburn and have taken nexium for a day. my doc has changed it to ranitidinecaps 150 mgs.can i take both or should i drop one........? of so, which one?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You can drop Nexium and continue with Ranitidine.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I have gone through your query and understand your concerns.

You can stop using nexium if you were on ranitidine. Comparitively ranitidine will have less side effects compared to nexium.

Hope this answers...

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I'm experiencing severe hair loss. Have been taking synthroid for 30 yrs and don't feel it's the cause.
However, I've been on amlodipine and ranitidine for the past month and was wondering if either of these drugs could be causing the problem.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Amlodipine and ranitidine don't cause hair loss, take hair supplements

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic
I have gone through your complaints and amlodipine and ranitidine donot cause hair loss.
I would recommend you to take hair supplements containing biotin...

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Is it okay to take Allegra when I am presently taking Ranitidine?

When and how do I get a response to my question?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
it's OK to take both

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

allegra and ranitidine can be taken together without any anticipated problem at all. Actually ranitidine may provide additional help against allergic reactions (although it's not indicated for this use).

Kind...

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how long time take ranitidine to get out of the body after i stop the medication

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
depends on your renal function

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to HealthcareMagic. .

If your renal function is normal the time taken for Ranitidine to get out of body after last dose is 15 to 17hrs .

If your renal(kidney) function is impaired then the time taken is 21 to 24 hrs ....

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I have a 10 month old baby girl she has reflex she has had it since she was 2 month. We shiched the milk several times but she still has it. The doctor gave her a medicin called ranitidine twice a day we have been giving her this medicine since she was 2 month and dose not vomit the milk any more but would this medicine cause her any damage since she has been taking this for 8 months now please let me know

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
no problem

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for writing to health care magic.
Reflux disease is very common in infants Upto a year because the gastro esophageal sphincter is not as tight as in adults.
Ranitidine is a safe drug proven in infants.
I don't think there should be any concern...

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Recent questions on  Ranitidine

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well, i ve been to a gastroenterologist several times, only stopping in febuary. Now however, despite medications, my symptoms are growing worse. I ve also started suffering a few new ones. I began having stomach pains in march of 08, went to the hospital, and was put on ranitidine twice daily. the pains were localized as they are now in the upper middle of my abdomen, around the stomach area, and were an acidic burning sort of pain. after a year mild stomach pains, but not unbearable, were present, until sometime mid-march of 09, when my stomach pains got drastically worse for a short time. Both times tests for any kind of kidney or stomach diseases came back negative. Sometime late january i was given an endoscopy, which showed no ulcer. My medicine was changed to a prozac in the morning and a ranitidine at night. now, however, the pains are growing worse and nearly unbearable at times. i ve also had diarrhea almost without fail for about a month now, along with the burning feeling i ve come to believe(probably incorrectly) to be stomach acid left over in soft stools. This is with exception to the past few days when i ve been trying to eat anything that may harden my stools. Now it comes out in little pebbles rather than a single stool. In addition to this i often feel bloated and full and have to force myself to eat. I also occasionally feel a bit of what i think may be acid in the back of my throat, which i usually just swallow down or force away with some food. My concern is, since i last saw my physician, i ve been incredibly fatigued, moreso than i ever was before, but have problems sleeping for more than a few hours at any given time, before lying awake for an hour, then repeating the process. Right now the pains were bad enough i got a small baggie of ice to put on my stomach. i prodded at it after the area had gone mostly numb, and found that in addition to the bloating, my stomach area, inside of the muscle, was pained, and felt swollen. I d like to stress that neither of my doctors are sure what is wrong with me as of yet. with these new symptoms, is there anything that stands out as what may be wrong? i have an appointment on thursday, but i d like to find out as much as i can before then. Also, is there anything specific i can do to alleviate the pain?

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ive been in touch with my doctor after developing hives all over my hands, wrists, arms, under my arms, buttocks, and the backs of thighs after a treatment of nitrofurantonin 200mg for 5 days for a uti ; I was told to take Benadryl. im also on lamictal 250mg, toviaz 4mg, ranitidine 300mg, olanzapine 2.5 mg,loratadine 10 mg. but everything I read says im in for more of the same trouble. I have taken 1 capsule 25mg Benadryl and it doesn t seem to be touching it.at the same time I developed a cough and chills without a fever. should I go to the emergency dept?

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5 5, 178lbs, 28F, just diagnosed with ulcers (duodenal? and gastric) so I have been taking Ranitidine and Dexilant? I have been trying to quit smoking . I got stressed today and smoked a cigarette. After about 20 minutes I experiences a very severe throbbing/pulsating pain in my abdomen area. Very painful. It last for a few minutes and went away. I m worried that something is wrong. But I am not experiencing symptoms now so I m hesitant to go to urgent care. What does this sound like?

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Ive had my symptoms for more than 24 hours. It feels like I have a large piece of food stuck in my esophegous and over last few hours this had became increasingly painful to the extent of unbearable. It s like indigestion but much much worse. I m on medication for heartburn which I take every day, ranitidine , for acid reflux , (it is NOT rhe same symptoms) I have taken several doses of this medication over 24 hours but it s not helped at all. I m convinced something is stuck. My stomach is bloated so much to extent it feels like its going to burst. Please help!!!! Should I go to ER?

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Pain on left upper side of chest, out of breath, sweating in cold room, extremely fatigued and acid reflux .

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Throat pain If i eat a normal food, feeling spicy while swallowing. Pain during drinking water as well. This is happening from 1 week.

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69 year old male - for two months I have had excess mucus in my throat. i particularly notice it at night and often start swallowing to try to get rid of the mucus - very disruptive of sleep. I have been taking Mucinex (2-4 tablets/day) for the...

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