User Reviews for Zantac
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Reviews for Zantac to treat GERD
"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."
Genna W (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 3, 2017
23 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
HelenaClareV March 2, 2016
19 users found this comment helpful.
"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"
Beatnik (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 26, 2015
33 users found this comment helpful.
"works well good option vs proton pump inhibitors"
stormy699 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 17, 2015
30 users found this comment helpful.
"Zantac 75 gives me a 2 hour window with pain relief. Wish there were a longer acting option."
looseal (taken for less than 1 month) December 24, 2014
16 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
MimiFoxxx October 1, 2013
39 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
JPB123456 (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 12, 2012
45 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Anonymous February 27, 2012
60 users found this comment helpful.
"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. "
tiffany5672 May 17, 2011
27 users found this comment helpful.
"Zantac has been very good at keeping my heartburn/reflux under control. "
Anonymous December 1, 2010
35 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Homeboynot October 19, 2009
118 users found this comment helpful.
"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)."
BritTex March 3, 2009
61 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Anonymous January 18, 2009
43 users found this comment helpful.
glynny July 10, 2008
62 users found this comment helpful.
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