Zantac Side Effects, Usefull Info, How to Use, Overdose

The generic name for Zantac is ranitidine and it is classified as a H-2 (histamine-2) blocker. Histamine is a natural chemical produced by the body which stimulates cells in the stomach to produce acid. An excessive amount of acid is not good for health and so, this drug is used to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and intestine – and help reduce the chances of their return after they have been cured.

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It is also used to treat specific stomach and throat problems caused by abundant acid, examples including erosive esophagitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

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