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
GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) 227 69
Acid reflux 149 40
Heartburn 32 13
Stomach pain 7 1
Support digestive health 5 1
Upset stomach 5 0

Show all 54 reasons taken


  • 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 17
None 105

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 20 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ranitidine Prescription

Dosage Patients
300 mg daily 26
150 mg twice daily 18
150 mg daily 13
300 mg twice daily 7
300mg as needed 3
75 mg daily 2
600 mg daily 2
150mg as needed 2
1 daily 1
1 mg twice daily 1

See all 17 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Ranitidine Prescription

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 66
Doctor's advice 36
Other 30
Course of treatment ended 23
Expense 7
Side effects too severe 7
Change in health plan coverage 4
Personal research 3
See all 155 patients who’ve stopped taking Ranitidine Prescription

Duration

Currently taking Ranitidine Prescription

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 13
1 - 2 years 11
2 - 5 years 17
5 - 10 years 20
10 years or more 14

Stopped taking Ranitidine Prescription

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 30
1 - 6 months 38
6 months - 1 year 26
1 - 2 years 20
2 - 5 years 25
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 93
Usually 20
Sometimes 11
Never taken as prescribed 10
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 10
A little hard to take 18
Not at all hard to take 104
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 5
< $25 61
Not specified 68

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ranitidine Prescription after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 9
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 4
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 1
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 1
Rabeprazole (Aciphex) 1

Patients stopped taking Ranitidine Prescription and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 10
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 3
Rabeprazole (Aciphex) 2
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 1
Domperidone (Motilium) 1

Show all 10 treatments patients report switching to

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9 patient evaluations for Ranitidine Prescription

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gagafor2
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gagafor2
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 65
PF Severity:
I am: g
I have:
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

See gagafor2's full Ranitidine Prescription history

Mar 29, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
jackconrad
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jackconrad
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: none
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See jackconrad's full Ranitidine Prescription history

Dec 13, 2016 (Started Mar 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: none
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
POSITVE20YRS
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POSITVE20YRS
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Mental Symptoms : mild
Physical Symptoms : none
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VL 20
I am: n
I have:
HIV

See POSITVE20YRS's full Ranitidine Prescription history

Aug 13, 2014 (Started Mar 27, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Heartburn)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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