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Review: could Zantac cause Itching?

Summary: Itching could be caused by Zantac, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zantac 150, and have Dyspepsia.

We study 34,245 people who have side effects while taking Zantac from FDA and social media. Among them, 893 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 34,225 people reported to have side effects when taking Zantac. Among them, 893 people (2.61%) have Itching. They amount to 0.17% of all the 536,790 people who have Itching on eHealthMe.

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
Itching90.22%4.35%1.09%0.00%2.17%0.00%2.17%

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%1.69%5.33%6.76%16.78%17.04%51.24%

Severity of Itching when taking Zantac ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%

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, 7.61%)
  2. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (64 people, 7.17%)
  3. Hypertension (42 people, 4.70%)
  4. Pain (40 people, 4.48%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (34 people, 3.81%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zantac 150 (108 people, 12.09%)
  2. Aspirin (98 people, 10.97%)
  3. Benadryl (96 people, 10.75%)
  4. Prilosec (76 people, 8.51%)
  5. Albuterol (70 people, 7.84%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • 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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