Also known as: 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, Zantac GELdose
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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.
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.
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!
Review by lolabecks (taken for less than 1 month):
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!
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.
ranitidine 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.
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.
ranitidine 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.
Review by Clevelander (taken for less than 1 month):
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.
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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.
Review by Michael Lynne (taken for less than 1 month):
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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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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ranitidine 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.
Zantac (ranitidine) for GERD: I swapped to Zantac after Nexium, which did not work well for me. Zantac has been great; not having any trouble sleeping, symptoms of reflux have gone, have my energy and concentration back. So much better than Nexium, one third of the cost, and available without prescription.
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ranitidine for GERD: Five years ago I went to the Doctor complaining of chest pains. She said it was GERD. I believed her, since I often overeat - and at night. "Take one Prilosec a day." So I did. For a year I was fine - then it started not to work. I went to the Doctor. "Take two a day."
That set off an internal alarm. What would she say next year? So I read up on PPI's and said to myself, "No." I experimented with the 'dines' and Ranitidine is by far the best for me. I don't take it everyday, often substituting Tums or Mylanta or whatever. I try not to eat too much, try not to eat after 5PM. If I'm going to a restaurant for dinner, I take a Ranitidine ten minutes or so before I eat.
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Zantac (ranitidine) for GERD: This medicine really didn't work for me. The moment I took it for my acid reflux it gave me a headache.It worked with getting my acid down in my stomach for a couple of days.
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I prefer the 150 OTC to the 300 prescription version. Had side effects (mainly constipation) with 300. Both work fine, but I thought the prescription would work better and would be less costly because it is covered by insurance, but now I will go back to the OTC.
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