Zantac and Itching - from FDA reports


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 46,102 people who have side effects while taking Zantac from FDA. Among them, 1,203 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 48,019 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,376 Itching patients).

On Jan, 28, 2017

46,102 people reported to have side effects when taking Zantac.
Among them, 1,203 people (2.61%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zantac cause Itching?

Time on Zantac when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 84.75 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.17 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.85 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.69 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.85 %
  • 10+ years: 1.69 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Zantac *:

  • female: 69.65 %
  • male: 30.35 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Zantac *:

  • 0-1: 0.2 %
  • 2-9: 0.92 %
  • 10-19: 1.94 %
  • 20-29: 4.29 %
  • 30-39: 7.76 %
  • 40-49: 17.47 %
  • 50-59: 18.9 %
  • 60+: 48.52 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (100 people, 8.31%)
  • Indigestion (94 people, 7.81%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (89 people, 7.40%)
  • High Blood Pressure (83 people, 6.90%)
  • Pain (62 people, 5.15%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Benadryl (127 people, 10.56%)
  • Singulair (94 people, 7.81%)
  • Prilosec (94 people, 7.81%)
  • Aspirin (81 people, 6.73%)
  • Norvasc (76 people, 6.32%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (368 people, 30.59%)
  • Nausea (203 people, 16.87%)
  • Fatigue (160 people, 13.30%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (145 people, 12.05%)
  • Weakness (144 people, 11.97%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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