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Should I be worried if I took Zantac?
Manufacturers discovered that the drug, and others containing ranitidine, may be contaminated by the carcinogen n-nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA. Hearing that a medication you take was recalled can be alarming. So, what should you do if you took Zantac? Any drug recall should be taken seriously.
How long does Zantac last in your system?
Differences Between Zantac, Pepcid and Prilosec
|Drug||How It Works||How Long It Lasts|
|Zantac (H2 Blockers)||Reduces stomach acid production, can provide immediate relief||Up to 12 hours|
|Pepcid (famotidine) (H2 Blockers)||Reduces stomach acid production, can provide immediate relief||Up to 12 hours|
What does Zantac do to your body?
It works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach makes. It relieves symptoms such as cough that doesn’t go away, stomach pain, heartburn, and difficulty swallowing. Ranitidine belongs to a class of drugs known as H2 blockers.
Is it better to take Zantac at night or in the morning?
Ranitidine decreases stomach acid production. Like other functions, stomach acid production has a circadian rhythm. It’s highest at night between 10:00 pm and 2:00 am. When ranitidine is used for ulcers, the dose is once a day at bedtime or twice daily.
Does Zantac raise blood pressure?
Zantac and Blood Pressure Zantac can affect blood pressure by making it too low. According to Mayo Clinic, symptoms of low blood pressure may include the feeling of being light-headed, dizzy, having a lack of coordination, or fainting.
Does Zantac cause sleep problems?
Sleep disturbance caused by ranitidine is an uncommon adverse event in patients receiving the drug. However, similar reactions have been observed with other H2 antihistamines such as cimetidine and famotidine.
Can Zantac make your heart race?
Zantac can affect your heart short term. Unexplained changes in heart rhythm, including fast heart rate, slow heart rate, and an irregular heartbeat, are possible, according to drug manufacturer Sanofi. These are reported adverse effects, and there is not necessarily proof of a causal link to Zantac.
Did Zantac cause heart problems?
Zantac does not cause an increase in the risk of heart attack, or an increased cardiovascular risk.
Does Zantac make you gain weight?
Heartburn medication Zantac (and its generic drug ranitidine) has not been found to produce weight gain in most users. Rather, its side effects are usually associated with losing rather than gaining weight.
Does Xanax make you aggressive?
Xanax can also produce turbulent mood swings that sometimes result in violent, aggressive, or hostile behavior. Xanax can cause appetite to wane and may lead to weight loss, or binge eating episodes when users experience a surge of hunger.