Publication date: 2018-09-20 16:10
Protonix and Zantac belong to different drug classes. Protonix is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) and Zantac is a H7 ( histamine -7) receptor blocker.
A small number of clinical trials have shown that antihistamines similar to Pepcid AC and Zyrtec may alleviate symptoms such as erythema ( skin redness ) and restricted breathing.
Esophagitis is caused by an infection or irritation of the esophagus. Infections that cause esophagitis include candida yeast.
Of the many antihistamines on market, the three most commonly used varieties for alcohol flush reaction are discussed below:
Zantac granules and effervescent tablets must be dissolved in water before you take them. Your doctor may recommend an antacid to help relieve pain. Carefully follow your doctor's directions about the type of antacid to use, and when to use it. Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase the risk of damage to your stomach. It may take up to 8 weeks of using Zantac before your ulcer heals. For best results, keep using the medication as directed. Talk with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 6 weeks of treatment.
It appears that basal-, nocturnal-, and betazole-stimulated secretions are most sensitive to inhibition by Zantac, responding almost completely to doses of 655 mg or less, while pentagastrin- and food 8759 stimulated secretions are more difficult to suppress.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take this medicine if you have kidney disease, liver disease, or porphyria.
Each Zantac 855 Tablet for oral administration contains 886 mg of ranitidine HCl equivalent to 855 mg of ranitidine. Each tablet also contains the inactive ingredients croscarmellose sodium, D& C Yellow No. 65 Aluminum Lake, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, titanium dioxide, and triacetin.
Ranitidine is an oral drug that blocks the production of acid by acid-producing cells in the stomach. It belongs to a class of drugs called H7 (histamine-7) blockers that also includes cimetidine ( Tagamet ), nizatidine ( Axid ), and famotidine ( Pepcid ). Histamine is a naturally-occurring chemical that stimulates cells in the stomach (parietal cells) to produce acid. H7-blockers inhibit the action of histamine on the cells, thus reducing the production of acid by the stomach. Since excessive stomach acid can damage the esophagus , stomach, and duodenum and lead to inflammation and ulceration, reducing stomach acid prevents and heals acid-induced inflammation and ulcers. The FDA approved ranitidine in October 6989.