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User Reviews for Ranitidine

Also known as: Acid Control 75, Berkley and Jensen Acid Reducer Maximum Strength, Careone Acid Reducer, Deprizine, Equaline Heartburn Relief, Sunmark Acid Reducer Maximum Strength, Taladine, Zantac, Zantac 150, Zantac 150 EFFERdose, Zantac 25 mg EFFERdose, Zantac 300, Zantac 300 GELdose, Zantac 75, Zantac EFFERdose, ...show all 16 brand names

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Eczema 1 reviews 202 medications
   
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Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage 0 reviews 24 medications
   
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Duodenal Ulcer 2 reviews 139 medications
   
8.5
Gastric Ulcer Maintenance Treatment 4 reviews 15 medications
   
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GERD 36 reviews 207 medications
   
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Stomach Ulcer 3 reviews 110 medications
   
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Summary of Ranitidine reviews 55 reviews 8.5

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For GERD: "I was considered "special" and was taking 150mg Zantac and 40mg pantoprazole. The doctor varied my treatment over a period of one year but I was still complaining of burning tongue. Different doctor advised Zantac only as needed and 2-1/2 weeks later, I feel so much better."

   
4.0

lehua (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 25, 2015

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Zantac 150 (ranitidine) for GERD: "I had bad, wheezy coughing and doctors thought it might be COPD. Then, on a hunch, my great doctor thought the coughing might be due to my GERD so she suggested Zantac150 twice a day. What a difference! I still need an inhaler, but my cough is otherwise gone...and it was REALLY bad for months (even with inhalers). Been on Zantac for about 2 weeks - no discernible side effects."

   
10

McRocket (taken for less than 1 month) April 4, 2015

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For GERD: "My experience with this medication has been great. Until today. This medication will make you test positive for amphetamines or methamphetamines. Today I went to take a blood test for a job. I FAILED for methamphetamines. I didn't get the job obviously. I found out about this by googling every medication I take, and ranitidine is known to cause false positives for methamphetamine. Users of this medication beware."

   
10

tim fauble February 11, 2015

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For GERD: "My 12 year old son has GERD that gets worse when school starts and better over the summer. 2 years ago he was on Ranitidine 150 1x per day and Nexium 1x per day for months. Now he takes Ratinidine for flares. I have found that a good diet, reduced stress, and taking digestive enzyme supplements before meals help to avoid meds. When he does have a flare up of reflux, Ratinidine works well to get it under control."

   
8.0

lrit (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 3, 2015

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For GERD: "I have taken everything for 20 years dealing with mild to even severe side effects . I had to go on ranitidine as a last resort. I take Zantac 150mg. 2 times per day . It helps but I have to supplement with tums and baking soda and water. I now suffer from lost sex drive, erectile dysfunction. I have lost most all sense of smell, I have trouble going to sleep, figiting legs etc. I went off for a while and actually did much better but my doctor said to go back on it. So I did now I am back to the same symptoms as described. I am going to stop again I can't do this."

scullins (taken for 10 years or more) January 15, 2015

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Zantac (ranitidine) for GERD: "Zantac 75 gives me a 2 hour window with pain relief. Wish there were a longer acting option."

   
8.0

looseal (taken for less than 1 month) December 24, 2014

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Zantac 150 (ranitidine) for GERD: "I am taking prescription Zantac 150 and not sure if there's a difference to the over the counter one but I love this medication. I had missed a week of work from throwing up every little thing even a sip of water and would be stuck there for over 30 minutes and had previously been sick almost every morning and occasionally during the day but always felt nausea and heartburn. Have taken Zantac 150 with prescription meclizine 25 mg and was feeling better the next day. I still get sick from time to time and feel like I lose a weeks worth of food but isn't everyday and nausea and heartburn got less aggressive. Haven't had any side effects. Totally recommend to anyone having stomach issues."

   
10

katlover (taken for less than 1 month) November 15, 2014

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For : "I have suffered extreme stomach pains, which has turned into shock like symptoms and nervousness with not being able to eat my body and mind shut down. I was prescribed all sorts of medicines none of which helped me at all and often caused more problems. Until I was given ranitidine which is an actual lifesaver, works straight away. I can eat and feel like me again."

   
10

Seeingdouble (taken for 5 to 10 years) October 19, 2014

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Zantac 150 (ranitidine) for Duodenal Ulcer: "I take Ranitidine (150mg) twice a day, everyday. Taking it usually helps calm my stomach down but if I don't take another pill soon, the pain will come back unless I eat a small meal."

   
7.0

Anonymous March 16, 2014

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Zantac 150 (ranitidine) for GERD: "Tired of taking Tums all the time with its limited efficacy and horrible aftertaste even hours later. I tried Zantac 150 over the counter. It takes longer to work than Rolaids or Tums or similar, about 30-60 minutes, but when it kicks in, it is as if the GERD or Heartburn never existed, it is great."

   
9.0

W4phm (taken for less than 1 month) December 7, 2013

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Zantac (ranitidine) for GERD: "I was on Zantac for 6-8 months to treat my Acid Reflux. I was on it to train my stomach to produce less acid. It was great. No heartburn or flare ups of the Acid Reflux. However, I did have reduced sex drive from it. When I was waiting for the prescription to be refilled all the suppressed sex drive from months of medication would hit me all at one time. I also had horrendous withdrawal form it. That is until I got the prescription refilled. Now I have very few flare ups. They went from making me vomit and lasting 3-5 days to maybe 1 day and making me a tad queasy. All in all good medication if you can get past the side effects."

   
7.0

MimiFoxxx October 1, 2013

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Zantac 150 (ranitidine) for GERD: "I have Extreme Acid Reflux for about 2 years now, I wake up in the early mornings feeling extremely nauseous like I'm one second from throwing up, every single day. I also go to bed every night with burning acid coming up into the back of my throat, making my throat sore, like I swallowed glass every day. I get this feeling constantly, sour stomach & nauseous 24/7. It's horrible & made me miserable! I would eat "Tums 1000" by the bulk bottles, they worked in the beginning but then stopped working. I was in Meijers one day looking for something else for my sour nauseous stomach & they had "Zantac 150" 65 count bottle on sale for $9.99. So I reluctantly bought them and to my amaze they actually did work. Completely took it away!"

   
10

Bonzoe (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 31, 2013

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Zantac (ranitidine) for Gastric Ulcer Maintenance Treatment: "After horrible pain on a number of separate occasions that would go on for hours leaving me exhausted and ill, vomiting and feeling nauseous and debilitated. JUST ONE of these tablets stopped the pain completely within 20 minutes, unbelievable!"

   
10

lolabecks (taken for less than 1 month) July 28, 2013

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Zantac 150 (ranitidine) for Pathological Hypersecretory Conditions: "I wake with a squeezing sensation that develops into nausea every morning around 4:30. I get up take a half a 150, Zantac and half an anti motion sickness pill and have a large mug of tea with milk. I lie there awake for nearly 2 hours until I fall back to sleep. When I wake again around 8:00 Inhave a bowl, 6, of Frosted Mini Wheats and some half and half. I try to go back to sleep again and wake at varying times or I don't get back to sleep at all. The pain and nausea start up again early afternoon so I take the other half a Zantac. I am in bed off and on til suppertime. Sometimes I have to take another half and a half anti-motion sickness pill in the evening. This is my usual day."

   
8.0

Sleepy123 July 10, 2013

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Zantac 150 (ranitidine) for Indigestion: "This was prescribed to me as a H2 antihistamine blocker. Took it in the morning and had bad allergic reaction, a painful swollen face within minutes."

Swollen Face (taken for less than 1 month) July 6, 2013

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For Stomach Ulcer: "I used ranitidine since 2000 and the acid stomach burns continued. I started using Equaline ranitidine tablets USP 150 around May 1, 2013 and I don't have the acid stomach burn anymore. I don't even have to use Equaline everyday like I did the other ranitidine. Surprisingly, I think that Equaline may cure my stomach acid burns for good."

   
10

epitome7 May 13, 2013

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Zantac 150 (ranitidine) for GERD: "Best medicine by far."

   
9.0

SCrawford42 (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 30, 2013

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Zantac 150 (ranitidine) for GERD: "Been using this now, doctor recommended last 3 months. I like the 150mg cooling mint Zantac. I have exhausted all other options, I'm eating smaller healthier meals every 2-3 hours and added even more exercise to my exercise plan but still have the GERD. I take this usually right after my dinner and right before bed if needed. It works wonders. During the day, I take ONE 20mg famotidine (Pepcid AC) usually in between my breakfast and lunch at work and that gets me through until after dinner."

   
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SKET (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 19, 2013

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For Gastric Ulcer Maintenance Treatment: "I took this after omeprazole (both OTC and prescription) started to lose its efficacy (and after my insurance decided ranitidine was the better/cheaper option). It gave me pretty severe flu-like symptoms almost immediately both times I took it, including dizziness, nausea, stomach pains, drowsiness, and even confusion. Eating and drinking still hurt, so this didn't work very well for me."

   
3.0

angziety (taken for less than 1 month) January 14, 2013

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Zantac 150 (ranitidine) for GERD: "I have tried all of the proton pump inhibitors and had some reaction to each of them. Nexium worked well, but it is WAY expensive. Generic Prilosec (Omeprazole) was hit or miss. It actually gave me heart palpitations, so no more of that. Doc recommended I try Zantac 150 and it seems to work pretty good. I notice that it doesn't last 24 hours, so he recommended that I take 1 twice a day as needed. Have not noticed any side effects as of yet, so working pretty good."

   
8.0

Clevelander (taken for less than 1 month) August 20, 2012

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Zantac 300 (ranitidine) for GERD: "Great. Been taking it for years."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 10 years or more) August 14, 2012

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Zantac (ranitidine) for Indigestion: "I have an intolerance to wheat (not coeliac) and with so much wheat in the world this medication has made it so I can enjoy every kind of cuisine without fear of vomiting it back up within 20-30 minutes! It is a God-send - thanks."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 28, 2012

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Zantac (ranitidine) for Eczema: "After 9 months of horrible psychotic-type itching I finally was able to see a dermatologist who I believe has correctly identified the cause. He believes I have eczema. The stress level following a whole spine surgery probably caused the condition to surface and begin its damage. I started taking Benadryl on my own and it helped a lot. When he added the H2 blocker (Zantac) it has all but disappeared. Wonderful! Thank you so much!"

   
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Michael Lynne (taken for less than 1 month) June 22, 2012

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Zantac (ranitidine) for GERD: "Zantac worked wonders on me. I have taken this medicine for 3 almost 4 years now I used to not be able to eat. After I started this medicine I was able to eat a lot more. This worked wonders on me. The other day I took a Prevacid and it didn't help at all. Also this didn't work on me at first until my doctor put me on this 2X daily."

   
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JPB123456 (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 12, 2012

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For Stomach Ulcer: "It stopped the stomach pains just fine BUT it caused extreme depression and hopelessness. After about 14 days I left it off and started seeking something better as the emotional issues it created were exhausting."

   
10

nightothhawk February 29, 2012

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