Review: taking Zantac and Xanax together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Zantac and Xanax together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Zantac and Xanax. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 4,399 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Zantac

Zantac has active ingredients of ranitidine hydrochloride. It is often used in indigestion. (latest outcomes from Zantac 46,871 users)

Xanax

Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax 82,506 users)

On Sep, 17, 2016

4,399 people who take Zantac, Xanax are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Zantac and Xanax drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Zantac:
  • < 1 month: 18.0% - (2 of 11 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.0% - (3 of 11 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 55.0% - (5 of 9 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 44.0% - (4 of 9 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 63.0% - (7 of 11 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 53.0% - (8 of 15 people)
  • 10+ years: 66.0% - (4 of 6 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Xanax:
  • < 1 month: 42.0% - (6 of 14 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 62.0% - (5 of 8 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 44.0% - (4 of 9 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 44.0% - (4 of 9 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 26.0% - (4 of 15 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 44.0% - (4 of 9 people)
  • 10+ years: 66.0% - (6 of 9 people)
  • not specified: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Zantac:
  • female: 42.0% - (21 of 49 people)
  • male: 52.0% - (12 of 23 people)
Xanax:
  • female: 52.0% - (27 of 51 people)
  • male: 30.0% - (7 of 23 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Zantac:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 66.0% - (4 of 6 people)
  • 30-39: 41.0% - (7 of 17 people)
  • 40-49: 40.0% - (9 of 22 people)
  • 50-59: 40.0% - (6 of 15 people)
  • 60+: 58.0% - (7 of 12 people)
Xanax:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 66.0% - (4 of 6 people)
  • 30-39: 50.0% - (8 of 16 people)
  • 40-49: 45.0% - (11 of 24 people)
  • 50-59: 43.0% - (7 of 16 people)
  • 60+: 33.0% - (4 of 12 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • dyspnoea
  • anxiety
  • malaise
  • pyrexia
  • pain
  • anaemia
  • pulmonary tuberculosis
  • vomiting
  • fatigue
  • arthralgia
1 - 6 months:
  • pulmonary embolism
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • pain
  • confusional state
  • epistaxis
  • injury
  • mental disorder
  • agranulocytosis
  • deep vein thrombosis
6 - 12 months:
  • dyspnoea
  • anaemia
  • chest pain
  • dehydration
  • diarrhoea
  • hypovolaemic shock
  • metabolic acidosis
  • palpitations
  • pneumonia
  • pulmonary embolism
1 - 2 years:
  • dehydration
  • dizziness
  • depression
  • hypertension
  • loss of consciousness
  • musculoskeletal pain
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • arthralgia
  • back pain
  • intervertebral disc disorder
2 - 5 years:
  • depression
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • osteoporosis
  • cardiac failure congestive
  • coronary artery disease
  • renal failure chronic
  • rib fracture
  • upper limb fracture
  • abdominal pain
  • vomiting
5 - 10 years:
  • angina pectoris
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • myocardial infarction
  • anxiety
  • asthma
  • cellulitis
  • depression
  • obstructive airways disorder
  • pneumonia
  • bronchitis
10+ years:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • drug ineffective
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • anxiety
  • stomach pain
  • arthropathy
  • bleeding time prolonged
  • depression
  • dry skin
not specified:
  • nausea
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • dyspnoea
  • fatigue
  • fall
  • depression
  • diarrhoea
  • dizziness
  • chest pain

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • nausea
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • dyspnoea
  • fall
  • fatigue
  • diarrhoea
  • depression
  • dizziness
  • vomiting
male:
  • chest pain
  • nausea
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • dyspnoea
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • diarrhoea

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • accident
  • arthritis
  • coma
  • congenital mitral valve incompetence
  • diabetes mellitus
  • foetal exposure during pregnancy
  • hepatic steatosis
  • homicidal ideation
  • hypertension
  • impaired gastric emptying
2-9:
  • scar
  • acute sinusitis
  • anaemia
  • angiopathy
  • anhedonia
  • anxiety
  • aortic arteriosclerosis
  • arthropathy
  • back pain
  • bone disorder
10-19:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • musculoskeletal discomfort
  • weight increased
  • diarrhoea
  • pain
  • fatigue
  • hypotension
  • osteoporosis
  • pneumonia
20-29:
  • pain
  • dyspnoea
  • vomiting
  • anxiety
  • headache
  • nausea
  • injury
  • dizziness
  • insomnia
  • diarrhoea
30-39:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • nausea
  • headache
  • dyspnoea
  • pain
  • drug dependence
  • drug ineffective
  • arthralgia
  • fatigue
40-49:
  • nausea
  • chest pain
  • depression
  • vomiting
  • headache
  • anxiety
  • dyspnoea
  • pain
  • fatigue
  • diarrhoea
50-59:
  • nausea
  • fall
  • headache
  • fatigue
  • back pain
  • pain
  • asthenia
  • dizziness
  • depression
  • drug ineffective
60+:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • dyspnoea
  • nausea
  • diarrhoea
  • fall
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • chest pain
  • back pain

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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