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Should I take Zantac 75 or 150?

Last Updated: 25th June, 2020

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Which Zantac product you take depends on the severity of your symptoms. For mild heartburn symptoms, ZANTAC 75® Regular Strength will do the trick. For most heartburn sufferer's it makes sense to use ZANTAC 150® Maximum Strength. It will help to relieve symptoms so you don't have to skip out on your favourite meals.

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Also asked, when should I take Zantac 150?

The maintenance dose is usually 150 mg a day. For heartburn: The typical dose is 75 to 150 mg once daily or twice daily, taken 30 to 60 minutes before a meal or beverage that can cause heartburn. For erosive esophagitis: The typical dose is 150 mg, four times a day.

is it safe to take Zantac 75? To prevent heartburn and acid indigestion, take ranitidine 30-60 minutes before eating food or drinking beverages that can cause indigestion. Do not take more than 2 tablets in 24 hours unless directed by your doctor. Do not take this medication for more than 14 days in a row without talking with your doctor.

Thereof, is Zantac 75 good for acid reflux?

BRAND NAME(S): Acid Reducer, Zantac 75. USES: Ranitidine is known as an H2 histamine blocker. It works by reducing the amount of acid in your stomach. It is used to prevent and treat heartburn and other symptoms caused by too much acid in the stomach (acid indigestion).

How often should I take Zantac 75?

Swallow one Zantac 75 Relief tablet whole, with a drink of water, as soon as you have symptoms. If symptoms persist for more than one hour or return, take another tablet. Do not take more than two tablets in 24 hours. Do not take the tablets for more than 6 days without the advice of a pharmacist or doctor.

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Is Zantac 75 being recalled?

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