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 249 81
Acid reflux 163 50
Heartburn 38 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 4
Moderate 6
Mild 15
None 127

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ranitidine Prescription

Side effect Patients
Constipation 3
Diarrhea 3
Acid reflux 2
Dry mouth 2
Gas pain 2
Auditory hallucinations 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ranitidine Prescription

Dosage Patients
300 mg daily 29
150 mg twice daily 23
150 mg daily 14
300 mg twice daily 10
300mg as needed 3
75 mg daily 2
600 mg daily 2
150mg as needed 2
1 daily 1
20 mL daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Ranitidine Prescription

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 74
Doctor's advice 39
Other 34
Course of treatment ended 25
Side effects too severe 7
Expense 6
Change in health plan coverage 5
Personal research 3
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Duration

Currently taking Ranitidine Prescription

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 15
2 - 5 years 25
5 - 10 years 24
10 years or more 15

Stopped taking Ranitidine Prescription

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 31
1 - 6 months 39
6 months - 1 year 30
1 - 2 years 20
2 - 5 years 31
5 - 10 years 11
10 years or more 8
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 109
Usually 21
Sometimes 10
Never taken as prescribed 12
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 115
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 5
< $25 67
Not specified 80

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ranitidine Prescription after stopping:

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

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Ranitidine Prescription and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 18
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 3
Rabeprazole (Aciphex) 3
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 1
Domperidone (Motilium) 1

Show all 11 treatments patients report switching to

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11 patient evaluations for Ranitidine Prescription

Apr 15, 2009 (Started Dec 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 16, 2010 (Started Apr 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 25, 2008 (Started May 26, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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