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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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ranitidine for GERD: It really worked very well. I had silent reflux disease, I feel better now. I took Ranitidine 150 mg every night, NOT twice a day as prescribed. One tablet before bedtime has done wonders.
ranitidine for GERD: I have had an issue with GERD every night. I would lose sleep from the constant stomach pains and nausea. I would have to make myself vomit to feel even some relief. I finally got some help from my doctor and a little pill and now I feel AWESOME! It may be a little hard to swallow at first, but I have never felt better!
ranitidine for GERD: 19 years old, suffering from extreme acid reflux for the past year... after getting to the point where 4-6 Rolaids wouldn't cut it after a meal, I started on Protonix-- bad idea, make me so sick I couldn't stand it. Tried ranitidine next... so much better! I hardly ever feel sick, and when I do, it's only from super-spicy food. I love ranitidine!
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