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 230 72
Acid reflux 151 44
Heartburn 33 13
Stomach pain 7 1
Support digestive health 5 1
Upset stomach 5 0

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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 17
None 110

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 28
150 mg twice daily 18
150 mg daily 11
300 mg twice daily 7
300mg as needed 4
600 mg daily 3
75 mg daily 2
150mg as needed 2
1 daily 1
1 mg twice daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Ranitidine Prescription

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 67
Doctor's advice 36
Other 31
Course of treatment ended 23
Expense 7
Side effects too severe 7
Change in health plan coverage 5
Personal research 3
See all 158 patients who've stopped taking Ranitidine Prescription

Duration

Currently taking Ranitidine Prescription

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 15
2 - 5 years 18
5 - 10 years 18
10 years or more 15

Stopped taking Ranitidine Prescription

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 30
1 - 6 months 38
6 months - 1 year 28
1 - 2 years 20
2 - 5 years 26
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 97
Usually 21
Sometimes 11
Never taken as prescribed 10
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 11
A little hard to take 18
Not at all hard to take 108
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 5
< $25 62
Not specified 72

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) 11
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 3
Rabeprazole (Aciphex) 3
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 1
Domperidone (Motilium) 1

Show all 10 treatments patients report switching to

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9 patient evaluations for Ranitidine Prescription

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

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

Aug 17, 2013 (Started Feb 01, 2011)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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