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User Reviews for Zantac to treat GERD

Zantac has an average rating of 7.3 out of 10 from a total of 19 ratings for the treatment of GERD. 68% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 16% reported a negative effect.

Zantac Rating Summary

7.3/10 average rating

19 ratings from 16 user reviews.

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Reviews for Zantac

Jacque · Taken for 1 to 2 years September 18, 2019

“On the recommendation of my stomach doctor, I took a proton blocker for GERD. Heard about the long term bad side effects so decided to try Zantac. It was so damn hard weaning off the proton blocker; but did with the help of acupuncture and eating more low fat calcium food like cottage cheese. I take a Zantac thirty minutes before breakfast. About 11 hours later, I take another Zantac, then eat supper about thirty minutes later. If I start to have acid, I take a Viactiv calcium chewable and a Viactiv calcium chewable before bedtime. I avoid acid triggers like onion and alcohol. Hardly cough anymore and can now sleep on my left side.”

8 / 10
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PollyD · Taken for 6 months to 1 year January 11, 2019

“works well for night time acid reflux but makes me drowsy and unable to concentrate the following day.”

6 / 10
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JRP · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 29, 2018

“My GI doc placed me on ranitidine 300 mg twice daily and it has worked very well for me. I have both acid and non-acid reflux and had been on PPI's for many years. Since there is still research being conducted on PPI's long-term use he switched my medication. One can only get 300 mg with a prescription.”

10 / 10
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Genna W · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 3, 2017

“22 yr old with horrible and frightening nocturnal panic attacks 2-3 hrs after falling asleep every night. Waking up in a confused state with vivid images making no sense, yet feeling a need to act on them before realizing the situation wasn't real. Researched on my own and discovered a definite correlation between ranitidine and panic attacks. Stopped taking Zantac 3 weeks ago and have not experienced a panic attack since. Feel like I was reborn. Ridiculous drug with far too many untold or unknown side effects. Stay away from this. After asking different psychiatrists, only half knew Zantac can cause or worsen panic/anxiety.”

1 / 10
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Homeboynot October 19, 2009

“Zantac 150 works very well for my GERD. I take one pill at bedtime with water. What I didn't realize was that my constant throat clearing was also related to GERD and not some pulmonary problem. Zantac cleared up my constant throat clearing which was even more of an advantage than clearing up my GERD.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous February 27, 2012

“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.”

9 / 10
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Beatnik · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 26, 2015

“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 / 10
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BritTex March 3, 2009

“This is just an amazing medicine. I started on this many years ago in the UK and the relief it brought was just plain wonderful. After losing 120lbs in weight, I found the medical condition pretty much went away, but with a lot of stress recently and putting 30lbs back on the reflux is back. So is the Zantac, thank goodness. Highly recommended medication which I have always kept handy (just in case).”

10 / 10
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MimiFoxxx October 1, 2013

“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 / 10
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JPB123456 · Taken for 2 to 5 years May 12, 2012

“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.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous January 18, 2009

“Zantac really helped my 7 year old out with his acid reflux. He has been vomiting for nearly 2 years. More at night than during the day. He now has been on Zantac for 2 months now and he has no problem with acid reflux.”

8 / 10
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HelenaClareV March 2, 2016

“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 / 10
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annie · Taken for less than 1 month May 18, 2018

“Have GERD and have been coughing for over a year. I was taking omeprazole. Dr. trIed me on zantac and in one day the coughing has almost stopped. Yaaay wished I had used it sooner.”

10 / 10
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stormy699 · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 17, 2015

“works well good option vs proton pump inhibitors”

8 / 10
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glynny July 10, 2008

“Works beautifully.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous December 1, 2010

“Zantac has been very good at keeping my heartburn/reflux under control. ”

8 / 10
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ML · Taken for less than 1 month November 15, 2018

“Zantac works immediately giving me a false sense of hope. After 10 minutes, it stops working and I feel sick again. Going back to Pepcid.”

3 / 10
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tiffany5672 May 17, 2011

“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. ”

1 / 10
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looseal · Taken for less than 1 month December 24, 2014

“Zantac 75 gives me a 2 hour window with pain relief. Wish there were a longer acting option.”

8 / 10
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