What is Ranitidine Prescription?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Zantac Zantac 300

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See also: Zantac

Ranitidine is an H2 blocker that is used in prescription strength for duodenal and gastric ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux, and as part of a multidrug regimen for the eradication of H. pylori to reduce the risk of duodenal ulcer recurrence.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 252 86
Acid reflux 162 50
Heartburn 39 18
Stomach pain 7 1
Support digestive health 5 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 6
Moderate 6
Mild 16
None 129

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ranitidine Prescription

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 4
Constipation 3
Acid reflux 2
Dry mouth 2
Gas pain 2
Stomach pain 2

Show all 18 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ranitidine Prescription

Dosage Patients
300 mg daily 30
150 mg twice daily 24
150 mg daily 13
300 mg twice daily 11
600 mg daily 3
300mg as needed 3
75 mg daily 2
150mg as needed 2
1 daily 1
20 mL daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Ranitidine Prescription

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 77
Doctor's advice 40
Other 34
Course of treatment ended 25
Side effects too severe 8
Expense 6
Change in health plan coverage 5
Personal research 3
See all 174 patients who've stopped taking Ranitidine Prescription

Duration

Currently taking Ranitidine Prescription

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 12
2 - 5 years 26
5 - 10 years 24
10 years or more 16

Stopped taking Ranitidine Prescription

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 32
1 - 6 months 41
6 months - 1 year 30
1 - 2 years 20
2 - 5 years 31
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 8
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 111
Usually 23
Sometimes 10
Never taken as prescribed 13
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 11
A little hard to take 24
Not at all hard to take 120
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 5
< $25 68
Not specified 84

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ranitidine Prescription after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 18
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 5
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 3
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 1
Losartan (Cozaar) 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Ranitidine Prescription and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 18
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 4
Rabeprazole (Aciphex) 3
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 2
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 1

Show all 11 treatments patients report switching to

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11 patient evaluations for Ranitidine Prescription

Oct 8, 2017 (Started Jul 15, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for heartburn)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 29, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 30, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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