Review: Pepcid and Zantac
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions when people take Pepcid and Zantac. It is created by eHealthMe based on 1,265 reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Pepcid (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of famotidine. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Zantac (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of ranitidine hydrochloride. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.
On Oct, 17, 2013: 1,265 people who reported to have interactions when taking Pepcid, Zantac are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Pepcid (famotidine)
- Zantac (ranitidine hydrochloride)
Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Pepcid, Zantac:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|10||Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease||143|
Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Pepcid, Zantac:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|4||Vitamin D Deficiency||8|
|8||Poor Quality Sleep||4|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease
- Multiple myeloma
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Heparin sodium injection
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- By Terri1962: I have a peptic ulcer and my blood pressure goes up and down is this normal .i usually have prefect blood pressure. what is causing this to happen.
(for a 51 year old woman who has Peptic Ulcer, and takes Pepcid)
I have been on a bland diet for a peptic ulcer last night i tried to eat regular food and my blood pressure spiked up to 158/107 for just a few mins and came down but it has been going up and down. Is this normal?
(Number of patients like Terri1962: 467)
- By Sannystac07: What acid reducing meds increase blood levels of subutex?
(for a 31 year old woman who has Acid Reflux, and takes Pepcid)
I am aware that Tagament increases Subutex blood levels but what about other acid reducing meds? I take 12mg Subutex daily and I don't want to overdose because I took something to help acid reflux.
(Number of patients like Sannystac07: 2,591)
- By Robert Berger: Is pepcid ac a trigger for gout
(for a 61 year old man who has Gout, and takes Pepcid Ac)
Last week I started taking a pepcid ac on the fifth day I started to have gout symptoms. Now, a week later, after I stopped using the pepcid ac the gout symptoms are going away. I want to know is pepcid ac a know trigger for gout. I know aspirin is and I had the same sort of gout symptoms a few ...
(Number of patients like Robert Berger: 522)
You may be interested at these reviews (what is this?):
- By Anne the Aussie: Polyuria associated with zantac
(for a 66 year old woman who has Esophageal And Gastric Erosions, and takes Zantac 150)
I was prescribed Zantac 150mg before breakfast and before dinner. After two days, I felt tired and had polyuria (by weight change 650 mL). I had kidney pain so drank water with a tiny bit of salt. Felt very nauseous, but more water helped. Continued to sip water til kidney pain eased. Have discontin ...
(Number of patients like Anne the Aussie: 455)
- By Tonya2247: I got pneumonia while taking topamax, obvious correlation
(for a 44 year old woman who has Plantar Fasciitis, Trigger Finger, Anemia - B12 Deficiency, Anemia, Malabsorption, Gastric Bypass, Osteopenia, Chronic Pancreatitis, Depression, and takes Klonopin, Ambien Cr, Prilosec Otc, Zenpep, Calcium, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Job's-tears, Vitamin B12, Zofran, Zantac, Zyrtec, Doxycycline Hyclate, Reclast, Venofer, Neurontin, Buspar, Effexor, Dilaudid)
I do not take all the medicines above all the time but I am using an implanted pump giving me less than 2mg of dilaudid per day, 75 mg effexor daily and usually buspar. Dr prescribed topamax within 4 days I was hospitalized with Pneumonia, stayed a week came home a week had a clear chest x ray and ...
(Number of patients like Tonya2247: 13,888)
Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Pepcid (famotidine) is often used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. Zantac (ranitidine hydrochloride) is often used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Pepcid is used in:
- Zantac is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Pepcid alternatives:
- Zantac alternatives:
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