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Review: could Zantac cause Low blood sugar?

Summary: Low blood sugar could be caused by Zantac, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 34,245 people who have side effects while taking Zantac from FDA and social media. Among them, 226 have Low blood sugar. Find out below who they are, when they have Low blood sugar and more.

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Zantac

Zantac (latest outcomes from 35,466 users) has active ingredients of ranitidine hydrochloride. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Low blood sugar

Low blood sugar (low blood sugar cause seizures) (latest reports from 157,129 patients) has been reported by people with diabetes, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, type 1 diabetes mellitus.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 34,225 people reported to have side effects when taking Zantac. Among them, 147 people (0.43%) have Low Blood Sugar. They amount to 0.09% of all the 159,236 people who have Low Blood Sugar on eHealthMe.

Trend of Low blood sugar in Zantac reports

Time on Zantac when people have Low blood sugar * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Low blood sugar50.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Low blood sugar when taking Zantac * :

FemaleMale
Low blood sugar47.44%52.56%

Age of people who have Low blood sugar when taking Zantac * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Low blood sugar0.00%0.78%0.00%4.69%2.34%13.28%31.25%47.66%

Severity of Low blood sugar when taking Zantac ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Low blood sugar ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (18 people, 12.24%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (16 people, 10.88%)
  3. Anxiety (11 people, 7.48%)
  4. Pain (10 people, 6.80%)
  5. Hypertension (8 people, 5.44%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (44 people, 29.93%)
  2. Lasix (33 people, 22.45%)
  3. Reglan (28 people, 19.05%)
  4. Lipitor (28 people, 19.05%)
  5. Prevacid (28 people, 19.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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On eHealthMe, Zantac (ranitidine hydrochloride) is often used for gastroesophageal reflux disease. Find out below the conditions Zantac is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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  • Nawfal on Mar, 10, 2012:

    after 3 months of taking zantac,now i'm having hypoglycaemia attack every 1 to 2 days

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