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Review: Pepcid and Zantac

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Pepcid and Zantac. It is created by eHealthMe based on 1,308 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 9, 2014: 1,307 people who take Pepcid, Zantac are studied

Pepcid, Zantac outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Pepcid (famotidine)
- Zantac (ranitidine hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pepcid is effectiven/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a
Zantac is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/a

Drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Common drug interactions Drug Ineffective
(27 reports)

Dehydration
(25 reports)

Atrioventricular Block Complete
(24 reports)

Hypotension
(23 reports)

Sepsis
(23 reports)

Anaemia
(7 reports)

Renal Failure Acute
(6 reports)

Cerebral Haemorrhage
(5 reports)

Cholecystitis Acute
(5 reports)

Dyspnoea Exertional
(4 reports)

Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
(10 reports)

Gamma-glutamyltransferase Increased
(10 reports)

Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
(9 reports)

Hyperkalaemia
(8 reports)

Pneumonia Staphylococcal
(8 reports)

Leukopenia
(2 reports)

Anxiety
(1 report)

Gallbladder Disorder
(1 report)

Cholecystitis Chronic
(1 report)

Abdominal Pain
(1 report)

Depression
(17 reports)

Pyrexia
(17 reports)

Chills
(16 reports)

Vitamin D Deficiency
(16 reports)

Calcium Deficiency
(16 reports)

Oesophagitis
(1 report)

Hilar Lymphadenopathy
(1 report)

Fatigue
(1 report)

Pleurisy
(1 report)

Pneumonitis
(1 report)

Abdominal Abscess
(1 report)

Aneurysm Ruptured
(1 report)

Bronchial Haemorrhage
(1 report)

Sepsis
(1 report)

Splenic Haemorrhage
(1 report)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Pepcid is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a
Zantac is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Common drug interactions Nausea
(269 reports)

Pain
(260 reports)

Vomiting
(226 reports)

Depression
(224 reports)

Weight Decreased
(200 reports)

Pain
(256 reports)

Anxiety
(210 reports)

Pyrexia
(168 reports)

Dyspnoea
(155 reports)

Fatigue
(153 reports)

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pepcid is effectiven/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/a
Zantac is effectiven/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a

Drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Common drug interactions Pyrexia
(10 reports)

Pneumonia
(8 reports)

Pain
(8 reports)

Failure To Thrive
(6 reports)

Incision Site Infection
(6 reports)

Death
(4 reports)

Oesophagitis
(2 reports)

Overdose
(2 reports)

Vomiting Projectile
(2 reports)

Irritability
(2 reports)

Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged
(24 reports)

Haemolytic Anaemia
(19 reports)

Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
(14 reports)

Blood Bilirubin Increased
(14 reports)

Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
(14 reports)

Pain
(47 reports)

Anxiety
(44 reports)

Vomiting
(44 reports)

Nausea
(42 reports)

Diarrhoea
(39 reports)

Convulsion
(61 reports)

Pain
(50 reports)

Osteopenia
(42 reports)

Depression
(41 reports)

Insomnia
(41 reports)

Arthralgia
(72 reports)

Nausea
(64 reports)

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
(56 reports)

Chest Pain
(55 reports)

Vomiting
(52 reports)

Depression
(161 reports)

Pain
(129 reports)

Dyspnoea
(96 reports)

Osteonecrosis Of Jaw
(95 reports)

Nausea
(95 reports)

Pain
(164 reports)

Anxiety
(159 reports)

Bone Disorder
(153 reports)

Pyrexia
(152 reports)

Weight Decreased
(144 reports)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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