Heartburn

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What is Heartburn?

Zantac 150 mg Tab
Drug Name: RANITIDINE TABLET - ORAL
Other Brand Names: Zantac
Uses: Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers of the stomach and intestines and prevent them from returning after treatment. This medication is also used to treat and prevent certain stomach and throat (esophagus) problems caused by too much stomach acid (e.g., Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, erosive esophagitis) or a backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus (gastroesophageal reflux disease-GERD). Ranitidine is known as an H2 histamine blocker. It works by reducing the amount of acid in your stomach. This helps heal and prevent ulcers and improves symptoms such as heartburn and stomach pain. This medication is also available without a prescription. It is used to prevent and treat heartburn and other symptoms caused by too much acid in the stomach (acid indigestion). If you are taking this medication for self-treatment, it is important to read the manufacturer's package instructions carefully so you know when to consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Posts on Heartburn (935)
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Journals about Heartburn(24)
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by katlizca, Aug 17, 2012
dulce de leche in the morning or at night
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by Annie_777, Apr 22, 2012
I'm on and off on Pravachol now - what a bad and lazy patient I am. My total cho...
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by Linda458, Jan 02, 2012
I ate 2 pieces of pizza with onions and 2 cherry pull and peel licorices. Now I have ...