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Does Zantac cause you to gain weight?

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Inactive 2 May 2013

Hello Nellee. No it does not. Zantac it is not known as a drug where weight gain is a issue. Regards pledge

Nellee 6 May 2013

Thank you..I have a friend who said she either read or saw something on tv that said that all antacids do..glad to hear that THIS one does not!! Thanks again!

Inactive 2 May 2013

Actually a serious side effect from Zantac is loss of appetite.

"Gastrointestinal side effects have included constipation, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and rare reports of pancreatitis. Rebound acid hypersecretion has been reported after discontinuation of therapy. A case report of coinfection with Giardia lamblia and Clostridium difficile has been attributed to the achlorhydria induced by ranitidine (the active ingredient contained in Zantac) predisposing the patient to the enteric infection."

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