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Review: could Zantac cause Itching?

We study 34,288 people who have side effects while taking Zantac from FDA and social media. Among them, 895 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Zantac

Zantac (latest outcomes from 35,508 users) has active ingredients of ranitidine hydrochloride. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Itching

Itching (latest reports from 545,906 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Sep, 15, 2014: 34,283 people reported to have side effects when taking Zantac. Among them, 895 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
Itching88.30%4.26%2.13%0.00%2.13%1.06%2.13%

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Zantac * :

FemaleMale
Itching66.99%33.01%

Age of people who have Itching when taking Zantac * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itching0.13%1.04%1.69%5.32%6.74%16.86%16.99%51.23%

Severity of Itching when taking Zantac ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching0.00%50.00%25.00%25.00%

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, 7.60%)
  2. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (64 people, 7.15%)
  3. Hypertension (42 people, 4.69%)
  4. Pain (40 people, 4.47%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (34 people, 3.80%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zantac 150 (109 people, 12.18%)
  2. Aspirin (98 people, 10.95%)
  3. Benadryl (96 people, 10.73%)
  4. Prilosec (76 people, 8.49%)
  5. Albuterol (70 people, 7.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Treatment for parathyroid benign includes water pill, vitamin D, and potassium chloride. Coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing occurs mostly at night. Once it starts, difficult to stop. Itching is daily, with visible hives and/or edema on occasion.

    Reply

  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • I have had severe formincation for the last 31 years since menopause and the only slight relief I get is if I scrap the skin from my entire body with a very sharp knife. This can resume even straight after spending 4 and 5 hours taking the skin off and sometimes even comes back the very next morning.Average return is weekly. The doctor says after sending me to specialists for skin conditions that there is no answer and formication has been around 1000's years and I have to live with it. I am now almost 81 years old and I cant bear it much longer.

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