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Review: Zantac 150 and Gaviscon

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Zantac 150 and Gaviscon. It is created by eHealthMe based on 558 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 5, 2014: 558 people who reported to have interactions when taking Zantac 150, Gaviscon are studied

Trend of Zantac 150, Gaviscon's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (5949282)

Drug combinations in study:
- Zantac 150 (ranitidine hydrochloride)
- Gaviscon (aluminum hydroxide; magnesium trisilicate)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Zantac 150, Gaviscon:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Vomiting239
Anxiety224
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)223
Diarrhoea211
Pain194
Asthenia (weakness)194
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)172
Hypertension (high blood pressure)171
Anaemia (lack of blood)126
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)106

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Zantac 150, Gaviscon:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)8
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)8
Hyponatraemia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)8
Anxiety6
Abdominal Pain4
Interstitial Lung Disease4
Cholecystitis Chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)4
Gallbladder Disorder4
Anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable)4
Personality Change2

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Zantac 1500.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%
Gaviscon0.000.000.000.000.00

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  2. Crohn's disease
  3. Acute lymphocytic leukaemia
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis
  5. Hypertension

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Heparin sodium injection
  2. Magnesium hydroxide tab
  3. Acetaminophen
  4. Aspirin
  5. Omeprazole

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Zantac 150 (ranitidine hydrochloride) is often used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. Gaviscon (aluminum hydroxide; magnesium trisilicate) 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.

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  • Pregnancy 7months negative reaction to gaviscon
    Took 1 dose of gaviscon after having suspected heartburn (7months pregnant) quickly suffered painful cramp then dizzy symptoms, nausea, sweaty fever, & doubled over in cramps & very faint. Recovered by sleeping & wait for digest the gaviscon

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