Review: could Zantac cause Drug screen positive?
Summary: Drug screen positive is found among people who take Zantac, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zantac 150, and have Indigestion.
We study 34,311 people who have side effects while taking Zantac from FDA and social media. Among them, 184 have Drug screen positive. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug screen positive and more.
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Zantac has active ingredients of ranitidine hydrochloride. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from 35,535 Zantac users)
Drug screen positive
Drug screen positive has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, gastrooesophageal reflux disease, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest reports from 4,208 Drug screen positive patients)
On Feb, 6, 2015: 34,304 people reported to have side effects when taking Zantac. Among them, 184 people (0.54%) have Drug Screen Positive.
Time on Zantac when people have Drug screen positive * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Drug screen positive||75.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||12.50%||0.00%||12.50% |
Gender of people who have Drug screen positive when taking Zantac * :
|Drug screen positive||44.02%||55.98% |
Age of people who have Drug screen positive when taking Zantac * :
|Drug screen positive||0.00%||1.04%||6.25%||15.62%||35.42%||19.79%||18.75%||3.12% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Dyspepsia (49 people, 26.63%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (13 people, 7.07%)
- Pain (7 people, 3.80%)
- Anxiety (3 people, 1.63%)
- Hypertension (3 people, 1.63%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zantac 150 (78 people, 42.39%)
- Oxycontin (18 people, 9.78%)
- Zantac 75 (16 people, 8.70%)
- Albuterol (14 people, 7.61%)
- Valium (13 people, 7.07%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I have had 2 ocular migraines with elevated blood pressure this month. Could it be the Zantac? I took one last night for heartburn and had an ocular migraine this morning. Lately I have had a lot of flushing of the face and wake up with my face flushed in the morning although my blood pressure has been normal. I have had heartburn since taking the Lopressor and Norvasc and that is why I started on the Zantac OTC. I used to have ocular migraines about 30 years ago and they were related to decongestants.
Carmie on Jan, 26, 2015:
I am wondering if any of the above drugs could be causing my flashing lights type migraine. I do not have any severe pain with this. Could it be drug interaction and which one is causing the flushing of the face and heartburn. It did not start until I started the Lopressor and Norvasc.
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