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User Reviews for Ranitidine

Also known as: Acid Control 150, Acid Control 75, Acid Reducer Non-Prescription Strength, Acid Relief, 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, ...show all 20 brand names

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8.4
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8.3
Pathological Hypersecretory Conditions 1 reviews 27 medications
   
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Indigestion 10 reviews 248 medications
   
7.9
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6.9
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Zantac (ranitidine) for GERD: "I had been prescribed this medication, I was to take it every morning and night to prevent my symptoms of GERD. I had done that for about a month or less, and I was also to take it when the pain had come. It worked wonderfully. I had stopped taking the medication, and then when I did need the pain to stop, the medication was and is still ineffective."

   
5.0

HelenaClareV March 2, 2016

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For GERD: "Acid Reflux settled in my ears, 10 years of tubes and finally found doc that told me it was acid reflux. I did have mild gerd sporadically. I am up to 300 mil 2x daily of Ranididine. No more tubes. Acid under control. If I don't take meds ears itch. Burning stomach is back. I try to control portions but I love the spicy food. So I stick with Randidine. Works within in the hour. I also think it helps keep some allergies symptoms down a bit."

   
10

Moe C January 15, 2016

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Zantac 150 (ranitidine) for Stomach Ulcer: "Didn't take away pain in 1 months"

   
1.0

Devon107 January 14, 2016

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For Eczema: "Rash was very, very small bumps, some slightly visible but more so you could feel them more than see them. Itching is awful, it feels like ants crawling under my skin. This was after using this medication for a week. I had never used it before. It seemed to work somewhat but just taking it for a week wasn't really long enough to give a true report concerning how effective it was."

   
3.0

rash over entire body (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 27, 2015

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Zantac (ranitidine) for GERD: "Had pain in my stomach about 20 to 30 minutes after eating for the last 3 years. Was not taking any medications for my stomach but my husband was taking zantac so one day I asked him if it would help me. He didn't know so I would looked it up and found it helped a lot of conditions similar to mine. I realize I need an endoscopy but until I can make an appointment zantac is helping me a lot and I'm not suffering the continuous 24-hour pain that it had gotten to be over the last 6 months. Wish I had not waited so long to inquire about this medicine"

   
8.0

Beatnik (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 26, 2015

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Zantac (ranitidine) for Indigestion: "My mother has been sick for years... when I say years... I mean I'm 39 I can remember her not being able to keep food down when I was a teenager. She's had every medical procedure, every treatment you can imagine. She's on medication for other illness (antipsychotic meds) but nothing has ever worked for her. Finally, I suggested maybe you can try Zantac... to date, it's been a full month without her throwing up her food! Whatever is in this stuff... we truly believe it's gonna save her life! Thank you."

   
10

1meek1 (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 15, 2015

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For Indigestion: "Always works for me. My indigestion is periodic depending on factors I haven't been able to pin down, so I don't take the drug before meals, but wait until I'm sure my stomach pain is rising. and then take two 75 mg ranitidine which reduce the pain within 15 minutes, and eliminate it entirely within 30 minutes. Antacids don't work for me."

   
10

tideview (taken for 10 years or more) November 21, 2015

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Zantac 150 (ranitidine) for GERD: "My pregnancy has brought on horrible acid reflex. I spend most of my days puking acid, and being on fire. This occurs from NOT eating, AND eating. I've never experienced anything like this fire. I've tried Nexium, tums, Maalox. None helped me. I bought Zantac just two days ago, and its made a change. I still have to be very strict on timing, and what brings on even harsher acid. HERE IS THE ZANTAC STEPS THAT WORK FOR ME. Eat, and let the acid come on. I don't take it till my food has gone down a bit. Maybe 30 mins after. Its hard to stand the sizzle, but if I take it too soon, I don't feel it. So I take it with a small amount of water at first. It's pretty intense, but fast working."

   
9.0

Pregnant with bad GERD (taken for less than 1 month) October 20, 2015

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Zantac (ranitidine) for GERD: "works well good option vs proton pump inhibitors"

   
8.0

stormy699 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 17, 2015

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Zantac 150 (ranitidine) for GERD: "Thank you. Zantac. I had a gerd attack. And about 20 minutes after 150 mg .. A 93 percent, improvement. Thank you so much. Jon."

   
10

Jon jalama September 1, 2015

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For GERD: "As I've just recently started taking Ranitidine HCL 150 mg tablets it is my desire to see it help to prevent all these heartburn attacks as I call them. I've been having several attacks feeling as if I'm having a heart attack several times a week. As of late it has got so much worse, and I'm not exactly sure why. I usually don't know stomach acid is being sent from my stomach upperward, due to my also having a hyial hernia. Where the hyial hernia is located is always where the pain starts and remains the worst. "The pain that is becoming much worse with each and every attack. Again as I've already stated It's my hope that with the use of Ranitidine HCL and Pantropazole that both these medications taken will stop this."

   
7.0

marthagray (taken for less than 1 month) August 16, 2015

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For Indigestion: "I had a spot of gastritis. First had to take 150mg twice a day, but still had issues so I went up to 300mg twice a day, and sometimes still having issues..."

   
6.0

deegeeplouise (taken for less than 1 month) July 15, 2015

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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."

   
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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!"

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

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