Please compare ranitidine with prilosec otc?

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11 Nov 2009

Ranitidine and Prilosec (omeprazole) both work differently to reduce stomach acid.

Ranitidine is a H2 antagonist. It reversibly and competitively blocks histamine at H 2 receptors, particularly those in gastric parietal cells, leading to inhibition of gastric acid secretion.

http://www.drugs.com/ppa/ranitidine.html

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