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Review: could Zantac cause Itching?





Summary: Itching is found among people who take Zantac, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zantac 150, and have Dyspepsia.

We study 34,297 people who have side effects while taking Zantac from FDA and social media. Among them, 936 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Zantac

Zantac has active ingredients of ranitidine hydrochloride. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from Zantac 35,524 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.(latest reports from Itching 87,571 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 34,295 people reported to have side effects when taking Zantac. Among them, 896 people (2.61%) have Itching.

Trend of Itching in Zantac reports

Time on Zantac when people have Itching * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itching88.42%4.21%2.11%0.00%2.11%1.05%2.11%

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Zantac * :

FemaleMale
Itching66.92%33.08%

Age of people who have Itching when taking Zantac * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itching0.13%1.04%1.68%5.31%6.87%16.84%16.97%51.17%

Severity of Itching when taking Zantac ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching20.00%40.00%20.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Itching ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Itching0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Dyspepsia (68 people, 7.59%)
  2. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (64 people, 7.14%)
  3. Hypertension (42 people, 4.69%)
  4. Pain (40 people, 4.46%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (34 people, 3.79%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zantac 150 (109 people, 12.17%)
  2. Aspirin (99 people, 11.05%)
  3. Benadryl (96 people, 10.71%)
  4. Prilosec (76 people, 8.48%)
  5. Albuterol (70 people, 7.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 20 year old woman who has Nickel Allergy , Epilepsy, and takes Zantac, Lidocaine Hydrochloride, Gabapentin)
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    (Asked by a 67 year old woman who has Back Pain, Acid Reflux, Fatigue, Abdominal Pain, Osteoarthritis Generalised, Headache - Mixed Tension Migraine, Itching, Weight Gain, Hot Flush, Musculoskeletal Discomfort, Pain - Abdomen, and takes Feraheme, Pantoprazole, Prolia)
    I am wondering if the side effects of Prolia go away or lessen during the six months it is taken for.
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    (Asked by a 30 year old man who has Itching)
    Itching,constipation, blood in stools,straining the sensation of incomplete bowel evacuation.Burning sensation.
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    (Asked by a 75 year old woman who has Itching, and takes Verapamil Hcl)
    severe stinging and itching more at night and increased urination during the night. Problem falling asleep and staying asleep. Also have weird dreams and sometimes breathleness

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