Could Zantac cause 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 High blood cholesterol . We study 40,711 people who have side effects while taking Zantac from FDA. Among them, 1,063 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 47,981 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,259 Itching patients).

On Nov, 27, 2016

40,711 people reported to have side effects when taking Zantac.
Among them, 1,063 people (2.61%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zantac cause Itching?

Time on Zantac when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 90.14 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 4.23 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.41 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.41 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.41 %
  • 10+ years: 1.41 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Zantac *:

  • female: 69.34 %
  • male: 30.66 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Zantac *:

  • 0-1: 0.11 %
  • 2-9: 1.03 %
  • 10-19: 2.05 %
  • 20-29: 3.99 %
  • 30-39: 7.4 %
  • 40-49: 18.0 %
  • 50-59: 19.48 %
  • 60+: 47.95 %

Severity of Itching **:

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

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Benadryl (122 people, 11.48%)
  • Singulair (92 people, 8.65%)
  • Prilosec (90 people, 8.47%)
  • Aspirin (76 people, 7.15%)
  • Norvasc (75 people, 7.06%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Cholesterol (85 people, 8.00%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (73 people, 6.87%)
  • High Blood Pressure (72 people, 6.77%)
  • Pain (61 people, 5.74%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Rashes (327 people, 30.76%)
  • Nausea (195 people, 18.34%)
  • Fatigue (157 people, 14.77%)
  • Weakness (142 people, 13.36%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (134 people, 12.61%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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