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Review: could Zantac cause Loss of appetite (Appetite - decreased)?

Summary: Loss of appetite 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 Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 34,314 people who have side effects while taking Zantac from FDA and social media. Among them, 584 have Loss of appetite. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of appetite and more.

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Zantac has active ingredients of ranitidine hydrochloride. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from 35,539 Zantac users)

Loss of appetite

Loss of appetite (lack of feeling to eat) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, pain, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 52,329 Loss of appetite patients)

On Mar, 1, 2015: 34,311 people reported to have side effects when taking Zantac. Among them, 584 people (1.70%) have Loss Of Appetite.

Trend of Loss of appetite in Zantac reports

Time on Zantac when people have Loss of appetite * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loss of appetite76.32%13.16%7.89%0.00%0.00%2.63%0.00%

Gender of people who have Loss of appetite when taking Zantac * :

Loss of appetite63.29%36.71%

Age of people who have Loss of appetite when taking Zantac * :

Loss of appetite0.69%3.28%2.25%2.42%5.18%9.15%21.07%55.96%

Severity of Loss of appetite when taking Zantac ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loss of appetite0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Loss of appetite ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Loss of appetite0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (73 people, 12.50%)
  2. Hypertension (61 people, 10.45%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (46 people, 7.88%)
  4. Osteoporosis (40 people, 6.85%)
  5. Anxiety (34 people, 5.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (143 people, 24.49%)
  2. Zometa (137 people, 23.46%)
  3. Prilosec (116 people, 19.86%)
  4. Ativan (114 people, 19.52%)
  5. Aredia (103 people, 17.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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