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) 205 56
Acid reflux 144 38
Heartburn 27 10
Stomach pain 7 1
Stomach upset 5 0
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 93

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ranitidine Prescription

Side effect Patients
Constipation 3
Diarrhea 3
Acid reflux 2
Dry mouth 2
Auditory hallucinations 1
Borborygmus (stomach noises) 1

Show all 17 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ranitidine Prescription

Dosage Patients
300 mg daily 19
150 mg daily 11
150 mg twice daily 7
300mg as needed 6
300 mg twice daily 5
600 mg daily 2
150mg as needed 2
1 daily 1
1 mg twice daily 1
25 mg m,w,f 1

See all 13 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Ranitidine Prescription

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 62
Doctor's advice 36
Other 30
Course of treatment ended 22
Expense 7
Side effects too severe 5
Change in health plan coverage 4
Personal research 3
See all 148 patients who’ve stopped taking Ranitidine Prescription

Duration

Currently taking Ranitidine Prescription

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 15
5 - 10 years 23
10 years or more 7

Stopped taking Ranitidine Prescription

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 27
1 - 6 months 38
6 months - 1 year 26
1 - 2 years 19
2 - 5 years 24
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 83
Usually 16
Sometimes 11
Never taken as prescribed 8
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 88
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 5
< $25 58
Not specified 55

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ranitidine Prescription after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 5
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 2
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 1
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 1
Rabeprazole (Aciphex) 1

Patients stopped taking Ranitidine Prescription and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 9
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 2
Domperidone (Motilium) 1
Metoclopramide (Reglan) 1
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 1

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching to

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8 patient evaluations for Ranitidine Prescription

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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
jmartell
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jmartell
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: none
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I am: vg
I have:
MS

See jmartell's full Ranitidine Prescription history

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
speechlessinseattle
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speechlessinseattle
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
PLS

See speechlessinseattle's full Ranitidine Prescription history

Jun 27, 2013 (Started Jan 13, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 6, 2013 (Started Jan 13, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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