I have been on Zantac 150 4x a day a week today. I have stomach ache, acid mouth and feels like I have a golf ball in my throat. Gastro said to take for 2 weeks but after a week it is not helping at all.
If Gastro say 2 weeks then see how you are in 2 weeks. However I have one suggestion you could put to your practitioner is if the Ranitidine is not working try OMEPRAZOLE. Your symptons could be for different reasons. I had a tube put down my mouth ( Endoscopy ) which examines from the throat tract down to the stomach and top of the intestine. This was some years ago but I seem to remember them finding a "pump" in my stomach was "faulty". Whereas, as a rule, most tablets for various ailments never seem to do anything for me I can remember that OMEPRAZOLE was the first to do what I needed for reflux etc... and I still take 1 a day. It also has an extra benefit, I was advised not to take ibuprofen and sertraline at the same time as it could cause Gastric bleeding but when I mentioned I was taking Omeprazole they said the way it works would actually allow me to take the other 2 items together.
Would be interested to know if your Gastro thinks a change from Ranitidine to Omeprazole is worth trying as I dont know what other medication your on. Never accept other suggestions or tablets from other people ( e.g. Sometimes a friend or neighbour may say try some of my tablets ) always check with your Clinician first. Always complete the period, in your case 2 weeks as this is probabably the period it takes for you to start to feel some results.
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