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User Reviews for Zantac

Zantac has an average rating of 8.0 out of 10 from a total of 30 ratings on Drugs.com. 78% of those users who reviewed Zantac reported a positive effect, while 13% reported a negative effect.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Erosive Esophagitis 10.0
3 reviews 110 medications
Gastric Ulcer Maintenance Treatment 10.0
3 reviews 16 medications
Indigestion 8.2
5 reviews 255 medications
GERD 7.3
19 reviews 227 medications
Summary of Zantac reviews 8.0 30 reviews

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Reviews for Zantac

Me · Taken for 10 years or more March 1, 2020

For Indigestion: “The only reason ZANTAC was taken off the market was because it worked. How are we the HUMAN POPULATION suppose to find something that doesn't have chemicals that may or may not cause cancer? Unfortunately we are not chemist so didn't get their cut from the drug companies pulled this scare. Shame on all of them”

10 / 10
JackRyan · Taken for 10 years or more December 26, 2019

“My condition is allergic swelling of throat, hive, lips, toungue, eyelid, hive over entire body Zantac + Zyrtec has been the ONLY thing that has allowed me to even live. Without it I'm in the hospital every other month for prednisone shots. I've used every allergy medicine on the pharmacy shelf and some that are not on there any more over the last 40 years and I don't know how it will SURVIVE with out the Rantadine/Zantac if it is kept it off the market.”

10 / 10
pa · Taken for 10 years or more December 6, 2019

For Indigestion: “I have taken this for about 30 Years Only thing that has contributed my acid problem AND NOW I CAN'T GET BECAUSE THE FDA HAS DECIDED THAT there is a SLIGHT CHANCE IT IS CARCINOGEN ISN'T THAT WHY IT HAD TO BE THROUGHLY TESTED BEFORE APPROVAL ”

10 / 10

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Lab Rat · Taken for less than 1 month October 5, 2019

For Indigestion: “This medication has been for sale for almost 40 years and they are now just finding out it causes cancer. A pharmacy called Valisure tested and found it to have high levels of NMDA.”

1 / 10
Jacque · Taken for 1 to 2 years September 18, 2019

For GERD: “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
PollyD · Taken for 6 months to 1 year January 11, 2019

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

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

For GERD: “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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ML · Taken for less than 1 month November 15, 2018

For GERD: “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
annie · Taken for less than 1 month May 18, 2018

For GERD: “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
Sarena828 · Taken for 10 years or more November 23, 2017

For Erosive Esophagitis: “Have severe acid reflux. I take 300 mgs right be fore bed and it works wonders. I have been using Zantac for years! I wouldn't leave the house without it! It's my miracle drug!! ❤️”

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

For 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.”

1 / 10
Janay s.norris May 26, 2016

For Erosive Esophagitis: “When I tell you that this little pill or ivy /Zantac liquid works WONDERS !!!! ive had/have the worst nauseous feeling bad diarrhea for the last five days as soon as I took this pill it jus sat there burning the food holding it down ahh man I'm so happy now relief of pain but also with a better diet it's way better”

10 / 10
HelenaClareV March 2, 2016

For GERD: “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
Beatnik · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 26, 2015

For GERD: “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
1meek1 · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 15, 2015

For Indigestion: “My mother has been sick for years... when I say years... I mean I'm 39 I can remember her not being able to keep food down when I was a teenager. She's had every medical procedure, every treatment you can imagine. She's on medication for other illness (antipsychotic meds) but nothing has ever worked for her. Finally, I suggested maybe you can try Zantac... to date, it's been a full month without her throwing up her food! Whatever is in this stuff... we truly believe it's gonna save her life! Thank you.”

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

For GERD: “works well good option vs proton pump inhibitors”

8 / 10
looseal · Taken for less than 1 month December 24, 2014

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

8 / 10
MimiFoxxx October 1, 2013

For GERD: “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
lolabecks · Taken for less than 1 month July 28, 2013

For Gastric Ulcer Maintenance Treatment: “After horrible pain on a number of separate occasions that would go on for hours leaving me exhausted and ill, vomiting and feeling nauseous and debilitated. JUST ONE of these tablets stopped the pain completely within 20 minutes, unbelievable!”

10 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 28, 2012

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.”

10 / 10
Michael Lynne · Taken for less than 1 month June 22, 2012

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!”

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

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.”

10 / 10
Anonymous February 27, 2012

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.”

9 / 10
tiffany5672 May 17, 2011

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. ”

1 / 10
Anonymous December 1, 2010

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

8 / 10

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