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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 reports of 562 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Zantac 150 (latest outcomes from 3,886 users) has active ingredients of ranitidine hydrochloride. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Gaviscon (latest outcomes from 3,559 users) has active ingredients of aluminum hydroxide; magnesium trisilicate. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 561 people who take Zantac 150, Gaviscon are studied

Zantac 150, Gaviscon outcomes

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

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Zantac 150 is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)
Gaviscon is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
VomitingInterstitial Lung DiseaseUrinary Tract InfectionAnxietyBradycardian/aInterstitial Lung DiseaseNausea
AnaemiaDrug EruptionGastroenteritisCholecystitis ChronicHyponatraemiaPain
ThrombocytopeniaGastric PerforationAbdominal PainSyncopeVomiting
Muscle TwitchingPulmonary EmbolismAnhedoniaNon-cardiac Chest PainDyspnoea
ScreamingShock HaemorrhagicGallbladder DisorderPleurisyDiarrhoea
Vaginal HaemorrhageIntestinal PerforationNon-cardiac Chest PainDepressive SymptomAsthenia
Stevens-johnson SyndromeMallory-weiss SyndromePersonality ChangeMuscle WeaknessAnxiety
Toxic Epidermal NecrolysisRespiratory ArrestDepressed MoodDehydration
NauseaCardiac ArrestAggressionHypotension
Anastomotic HaemorrhageRespiratory DistressPleurisyHypertension

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Zantac 150 is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)
Gaviscon is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

DizzinessBack Pain

Drug effectiveness by age :

Zantac 150 is effectiven/an/an/an/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
(0 of 2 people)
Gaviscon is effectiven/an/an/an/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
(0 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

ScreamingSplenomegalyMulti-organ FailurePainPainDepressionNauseaDyspnoea
MalaisePancreatitisAcute Monocytic LeukaemiaAnhedoniaVomitingMemory ImpairmentDepressionAsthenia
ApnoeaFebrile NeutropeniaHyperbilirubinaemiaAnxietyAnaemiaSomnolenceAbdominal DistensionNausea
Muscle TwitchingRespiratory DistressSeptic ShockCholecystitis ChronicNauseaCognitive DisorderAnxietyHypotension
BradypnoeaEpilepsy AggravatedTransfusion ReactionEmotional DistressVaginal HaemorrhageInjuryTremorDiarrhoea
ConstipationRenal Failure AcuteMyeloid LeukaemiaCholelithiasisMitral Valve IncompetenceMusculoskeletal DiscomfortDiabetic Nephropathy NosAnaemia
Respiratory DisorderOedema PeripheralBack PainCholecystitis AcuteSkin LesionConversion DisorderNephritis InterstitialDehydration
CyanosisBlood Phosphorus IncreasedVomitingBile Duct StoneHaemorrhoidsTherapeutic Response UnexpectedDyspnoea NosThrombocytopenia
Eye Movement DisorderBlood Calcium IncreasedHypotensionBiliary ColicElectrocardiogram T Wave InversionPainPyrexiaChest Pain
Bone Metabolism DisorderFace OedemaPleural EffusionInjuryEmotional DistressNauseaDyspepsiaPleural Effusion

* 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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