Zantac

What is Zantac?

Its belongs to the group of histamine blockers that inhibits stomach acid production. Its used as an antacid.

Questions and answers on "Zantac"

Can you take zantac and Gaviscorn on the same day?

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Brief Answer:
Yes they can be taken on same day and even together also.

Detailed Answer:
Hi ,
Thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic for your query dear.
Have gone through your details and i appreciate your concerns.
As per your query answer is yes you can take both on the same day.
Gaviscorn is an...

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I just took my prozac and i feel like it was caught in my throat. I drank some water but now I feel such burning in my throat, it's almost unbearable! Can I take a zantac or something? Help!

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Brief Answer:
Yes, you can take Zantac

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for posting the query

The burning sensation in the throat could be either due to trauma induced by the pill while passing down the throat or one of the side effect of the medicine (dry mucosa).

You need to drink plenty of warm...

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can i take zantac while taking metronidazole

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Brief Answer:
No known interaction

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I understand your concern. There is no known drug interdiction between Zantac (ranitidine) and Metronidazole. Take as directed and prescribed.
I hope this helps. Let me know if you have further questions.
Wishing you good health and...

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Can i take zantac and align together or are they considered the same thing? Seems like i get heartburn after everything i eat. Any suggestions?

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Brief Answer:
You can take them together!

Detailed Answer:
HI,

They are not medications of the same family. Zantac is an anti-acid while align is a probiotic. You can safely take both at the same time. If the heart burns persist, try omeprazole. If that fails to help, I will recommend you see a...

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I was required to do an instant drug screen as part of a medical for a new job. The instant came back positive for meth, yet I have not used Meth! Or any other drug! I have taken Zantac for heartburn and this is the only medication I take. The doctor said it could be a 'false positive'. They have sent my sample off to the lab for further testing to obtain a definitive result. Will the lab test show that the result is from Zantac and not meth?

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Hi,
Thanks for writing in.

Ranitidine (Zantac) is a histamine H2-receptor antagonist that reduces stomach acid production and you are regularly taking this medication. Ranitidine is also known to give false positives for methamphetamine on drug tests. It is clear that your urine meth test is...

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Dr hi I have suffering since about 7 years gastrfoferax means gas from my annus going out usually I feel disturb. I bought today Zantac 75 . So do I start two tablet daily or what yr advice. Thanks XXXX@ WWW.WWWW.WW

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Possibly an intestinal amebiasis.

Detailed Answer:
Hi ! I am Dr Shareef answering your query.

You have not mentioned anything about about your dietary habits. If you eat frequently from outside like fast and fried food along with locally made sauces, then it is likely that you have...

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Hi, excuse my grammar/spelling mistake and hope you get my inquiry.. i have a cousin that is suffering from thyroids, he was given zantac as part of his medication, due to depression that his life and health condition didn t improve he decided to cut the medications without getting back to his doctors, now he seriously lost weight drastically, severe weakness till the level his needs the support of one arm to lift the other arm, he can t eat much i guess his appetite went down more than 3/4 till he level he can t complete one cheese sandwich. honestly we live in a country that has a very low standard doctors in most parts of it so i am seeking an advise and possibilities of what might have gone wrong with him as the doctor in here said it is because he cut on the zantac but they didn t give him anything or do anything to make him recover from such a rebound. his condition is getting worse by the day and his moral, self-esteem are almost to zero and very depressed he keeps himself looked in a house. we need your help to get the proper or possible illness and laboratory tests needed to seek a consult help outside our country

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Hi.Thanks for your query on HCM.
Zantac 150mg(ranitidine) given to treat acidity.This has nothing to do with your thyroids.Since your cousin has loss of weight/appetite and weakness he must be having high thyroid levels.
He requires a hormonal check(thyroid profile) and according the cause of...

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I have had a bitter taste on my tongue for about 5 months. My doctor has been working with me using Zantac and Prilosec, but it doesn't help. It seems to come and go as it wants although it's mostly present. It comes usually after eating, but sometimes not; then will develop later on when I haven't eaten anything. I suppose it could be stress related or symptom of menopause (I'm 59), but it just doesn't seem to really be a reflux issue; I have no indigestion. Although taking the Zantac has caused some gas and burping that I never had before. I've changed my diet so many times trying to find the common denominator, but can't find anything that is consistent. Thank you,

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Thank you for asking!
This bitter taste is a classic presentation of GERD, You need just not prilosec and zantac but a complete diet and lifestyle modifications to help it out.
following will help
Losing weight (if overweight)
Avoiding alcohol, chocolate, citrus juice, and tomato-based products...

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I am a 35 year old, 5'7' female. I am currently 6 and a half weeks pregnant. I have had issues with esphogitis and gerd in the past along with ulcer. I was on Nexium and Zantac for this. When I found out I was pregnant, I was told to stop the Nexium but continue the Zantac. The other morning, I vomitted and brown specs were present. I have been having abdominal pain which my OB said was normal due to hormones. Now this morning, they are present but not as bad. And the bile was orange then brown. I am very afraid and any help would be appreciated. My OB ordered me Zofrain. But my main concern is of course the baby, but the bleeding of the ulcer. Will it stop?

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Hello

Thanks for your query.

Nexium (a proton pump inhibitor ) and Zantac (H2 Blocker) are useful drugs for the treatment of esophagitis with gastroesophageal reflux disease along with ulcer.

You are currently 6 weeks pregnant. Nexium and Zantac both are both supposed to be safe during...

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I currently take 60mg. of armour thyroid (no side effects, works) per day approximately the same time each day early in the morning. Unable to take synthyroid meds due to pain it causes in legs and feet. The prescription container label states, no food until an hour after taking the medication. 4 hours before or after thyroid medication in order to take any antacid medication. 4 hour wait also for any vitamins or mineral supplements.
Recently I notice after taking 150 mg of Zantac antacid pills on a daily basis for erosion of the esophagus, intense drying of my skin, putting on weight without changing my diet. Feeling sluggish, retaining fluids bowel movements that can be solid in morning, lose in the afternoon or vice a versa. Informing my gastro physician he says 1-2% have this reaction to antacids. As a test I stopped taking the Zantac for a few days and skin improved especially around the eyes. Tried other antacids, same affect. Doctor says lesser of two evils. Need to contain/heal erosion.. Could it be that it is also affecting my thyroid? I have a hypo condition.

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Dear XXXXXXX
The only way it could be affecting your thyroid is by reducing the absorption of armour thyroid. This may warrant an increase in dosage of Armour thyroid if your TSH has been found to be out of range - I mean above the upper limit of normal. Othrr than that it wont affect your...

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Recent questions on  Zantac

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Hi, I have been diagnosed with UC about 14 years ago, was treated successfully and it went into remission. 2 years ago I had a bowel obstruction, hospitalized 3 weeks, removal of cecum & some bowel removal. 6 months later had another BO, surgery but no resection. Since then have had continual problems with diarrhea (unmanagable & explosive) at first every day, then every 2-3 days. Started sulfasalazine (again) 6 months ago, and now (finally) episodes are about 7-10 days apart. Having more problems with weight gain,up about 10-15 lbs! I exercise every day and following a Paleo diet, but not seeing any improvement with my weight. Does the sulfasalazine cause weight gain? I also take Zantac 2xdaily for heartburn & thyroxin. Would appreciate if you can help Many thanks, Kate

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I m 60 yrs. old, 178lbs and pretty good health. The following symtoms I have a tickle in my throat which leads to a cough watery eyes with pressure, runny nose, clearing throat and sometimes hoarseness. I drink water and eventually stops. I have been to ENT doctor.(which recommended having an endoscopy). I have had an endoscopy, which the Dr. mentioned Barett s esophagus (no cancer). I m on Nexium 40 mg since March but then started feeling a lump in my throat everytime I swallowed. I went back to ENT Dr. (no lump to be seen) but said the symtoms I mentioned sound like LPR Reflux (given a booklet) and yes I have about (4) symtoms. Now I m also on Zantac 150 MG. I don t see much change with all the medicine. I had/have NO SYMTOMS at all of heartburn, acid coming up, burping etc. right from the beginning just a chronic cough which lead to the ENT Dr. which lead to so on so forth. I m leary of staying on any medication for a long period of time, especially PPI s. What possibly do you think my condition may be and what is your thought about the medications. Thank you Patrice

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I have been having some type of attacks that we stiff haven't got to the bottom of, I have been diagnosed with ulcer because the zantac helped me lol, then a couple of days later I was taken to the er with the same type of pain which I was diagnosed with biliary colic even though the ultrasound and xray didn't show anything, Then I was diagnosed the third at the er with having a panic attack and that I know wasn't it because I have had panic attacks since I've been around 14 yrs. old. Then I was diagnosed by my family dr. for constipation. lol. These attacks sometimes can be brutal. The pain starts in my back between my shoulder blades, and sometimes it only hurts on the left side and sometimes radiates to right to left but the pain is horrific and painful. These attacks usually cause me to sweat, I feel like I'm having a heart attack because of the pain in my chest, it causes me to burp a lot trying to help stop the pain, I shake because I think its where I'm hurting so bad, and sometimes get the chills, they usually only last about an hour the longest one I had lasted 3 hours. I recently just had another mild attack which wasn't real bad, but every since then I have like stomach acid that feels like it continually flows, I am on Prilosec 20 mg of the morning and zantac 150 mg. at night and have been since this started about 3 months ago. If the dr. presses on the right side of my stomach it hurts, it's like a burning type of tenderness pain that hurts really bad. They have done a hida scan and in the first hour they gave me radio active stuff for my gall bladder to appear but within that hour it did not show, so I had to wait another 30 minutes and finally it showed. Then the second part of the hida scan they gave me ensure to drink to watch how it functions, My family dr. said it was normal. I'm at my whitts end. I don't know what's wrong with me. My belly stays bloated out most of the time, I'm ashamed of when the pain hits because I don't want my kids to see me like this. I'm worried it's my colon since my dad had colon cancer and I have had blood in my stool real heavy for 3 days, went to my family doctor and they took a sample and tested it and said that was normal and since it was bright red it's really nothing to worry about. I just want to find out whats wrong with me. These drs. I think are starting think I'm some type of hypercondriac lol.. any advise would be helpful. Also sometimes that can set these attacks off is like eating something spicy, The other day I drank orange juice and ate a barbeque tv dinner and then had that attack, sometimes if me and my husband get into an argument sometimes that sets it off, or if I have a bowel movement it sometimes sets it off and the last round of antibiotics caused me to hurt. So I don't know what to do.

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I only need to take the 75 mg tab of Zantac for heartburn (and because I take Celebrex.) I have used up my 75 mg pills of Zantac but I have a bottle of 150 mg tabs of Zantac I haven t used. Could I cut the 150 mg pills in half and take those? I didn t know if it has some type of timed-release coating or such that would prohibit doing that? I didn t know there was a cost for this. Never mind, I ll just ask my pharmacist tomorrow.

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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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i have acid reflex coughing gases

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I am 74 and I take 20 mg of omeprazole once a day. My kidney function has decreased over 3 months from 52 to 42eGRF. Should I quit taking omeprazole?

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