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Zantac Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Zantac is used to decrease the production of stomach acid, which may reduce irritation to the stomach lining and help heal ulcers and other gastrointestinal conditions.

Zantac Dosage

  • For the treatment of Active Duodenal Ulcer, the usual starting dose is 150 milligrams 2 times a day or 10 milliliters (2 teaspoonfuls) 2 times a day.
  • For the treatment of Other Excess Acid Conditions, the usual dose is 150 milligrams or 10 milliliters 2 times a day.

Uses of Zantac

  • It is used to decrease the production of stomach acid.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Zantac

Before taken Zantac medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Zantac. Side effects may include:

  • Headache
  • Sometimes severe

Warnings and precautions before taking Zantac:

  • If you have kidney or liver disease, then you should be used Zantac with caution.
  • If you have phenylketonuria, you should be aware that the "Efferdose" tablets and granules contain phenylalanine.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Zantac with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Zantac with the following:

  • Alcohol
  • Blood-thinning drugs such as Coumadin
  • Diazepam
  • Enoxacin
  • Glipizide
  • Itraconazole
  • Ketoconazole
  • Metformin
  • Nifedipine
  • Phenytoin
  • Triazolam (Halcion)

Information concerning Zantac overdosage is limited. But after taken Zantac if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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