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 Benadryl, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease . We study 32,470 people who have side effects while taking Zantac from FDA and social media. Among them, 851 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 indigestion. (latest outcomes from Zantac 39,441 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, drug ineffective, diarrhea (latest reports from 109,065 Itching patients).

On Aug, 30, 2016

32,470 people reported to have side effects when taking Zantac.
Among them, 851 people (2.62%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zantac cause Itching?

Time on Zantac when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 89.66 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 3.45 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.72 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.72 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.72 %
  • 10+ years: 1.72 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Zantac *:

  • female: 66.91 %
  • male: 33.09 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Zantac *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.13 %
  • 10-19: 1.84 %
  • 20-29: 4.53 %
  • 30-39: 6.23 %
  • 40-49: 18.7 %
  • 50-59: 18.27 %
  • 60+: 49.29 %

Severity if Itching when taking Zantac **:

  • least: 33.33 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 33.33 %

How people recovered from Itching **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (51 people)
  • Hypertension (45 people)
  • Pain (43 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (34 people)
  • Depression (34 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Benadryl (86 people)
  • Prilosec (78 people)
  • Aspirin (73 people)
  • Prednisone (71 people)
  • Albuterol (71 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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