Review: could Zantac cause Rash?


Summary

Rash 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 Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 34,077 people who have side effects while taking Zantac from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,524 have Rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Rash and more.

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Zantac

Zantac has active ingredients of ranitidine hydrochloride. It is often used in indigestion. (latest outcomes from Zantac 35,120 users)

Rash

Rash has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, erythema multiforme, fever, pain, drug ineffective (latest reports from 142,134 Rash patients).

On Jul, 21, 2016

34,077 people reported to have side effects when taking Zantac.
Among them, 1,524 people (4.47%) have Rash


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zantac cause Rash?

Time on Zantac when people have Rash *:

  • < 1 month: 76.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.44 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.44 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.44 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.89 %
  • 10+ years: 3.11 %

Gender of people who have Rash when taking Zantac *:

  • female: 62.76 %
  • male: 37.24 %

Age of people who have Rash when taking Zantac *:

  • 0-1: 1.02 %
  • 2-9: 3.22 %
  • 10-19: 1.8 %
  • 20-29: 6.04 %
  • 30-39: 4.16 %
  • 40-49: 13.73 %
  • 50-59: 20.0 %
  • 60+: 50.04 %

Severity if Rash when taking Zantac **:

  • least: 25 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 25 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Rash **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 16.67 %
  • not yet: 83.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (94 people)
  • Breast Cancer (86 people)
  • Hypertension (80 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (72 people)
  • Depression (63 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (169 people)
  • Aspirin (150 people)
  • Aredia (149 people)
  • Lasix (123 people)
  • Prilosec (118 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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