Zantac side effects in men women elderly Ranitidine

Zantac is a pharmaceutical drug that blocks the action of histamine on stomach cells, and reduces stomach acid production. Zantac is useful in promoting healing of stomach and duodenal ulcers, and in reducing ulcer pain. Zantac has been effective in preventing ulcer recurrence when given in low doses for prolonged periods of time. In doses higher than that used in ulcer treatment, Zantac has been helpful in treating heartburn and in healing ulcer and inflammation of the esophagus resulting from acid reflux.

Zantac side effects in men, women and the elderly
The drug Zantac has many side effects. These can occur equally well in men and women, and worse in the elderly. Some of these include headache, malaise, dizziness, sleep changes, blurred vision, agitation, depression, and hallucinations, rapid heart beat, premature ventricular beats, constipation, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting and abdominal discomfort. Slight liver damage may be another possible Zantac side effect.

Zantac side effects emails
Q. I was reading about the side effects that antihistamine drugs can have on libido, in specific what happened to me is I took Zantac for heartburn, and went from pretty much stud to impotence no strong penis erection in less than a week. It has lasted a couple of years, I am looking for an herbal something that will help me overcome this permanently. I have tried many herbs like yohimbe, etc not a hole lot works and nothing has put my body back to the way it used to be. So the question is will the supplement Passion Rx reverse the side effects of antihistamines like Zantac. Any info on how this herbal product would help, or how to reverse the effects of antihistamine products.
A. We don’t have specific data on the influence with Zantac, but we do have reports that Passion Rx was able to enhance sexuality in those who had problems from taking Prozac, beta blockers and other drugs. We hope this product works for you.

Zantac can probably be used occasionally with yohimbe bark herb supplement.

How Zantac works
Histamine is a natural chemical that stimulates the stomach cells to produce acid. Zantac belongs to a class of medications, called H2-blockers, that block the action of histamine on stomach cells, thus reducing stomach acid production.

Zantac and allergy
Ranitidine (150 mg daily) inhibits wheal, flare, and itching reactions in skin-prick tests.
Allergy Asthma Proc. 2007: Kupczyk M, Kupryś I, Bocheńska-Marciniak M, Kuna P. Department of Pneumonology and Allergology, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland.
H(1)-receptor antagonists are known to suppress reactions in skin-prick tests (SPTs); however, the effect of H2-receptor antagonists remains unclear. The aim of this study was to determine the influence of Zantac ranitidine on wheal, flare, and itching sensation in SPTs. Twenty-one atopic patients (5 women and 16 men) with an average age of 28 were tested with histamine, codeine, negative control solution, and standard allergen extracts. Ranitidine (150 mg daily), loratadine (10 mg daily), or placebo were given to the volunteers for 5 days in a double-blind manner with 14 days of washout period. There was no difference in wheal, flare, and itching between SPTs performed after placebo and washout period. The analysis revealed a statistically significant suppression of wheal and flare by ranitidine and loratadine. We found a significant suppression of itching induced by Zantac (reduction of 26%) and loratadine (29%) as compared with placebo. Our data show a suppressive effect of Zantac on the wheal, flare, and itching sensation in SPT. Because the sensitivity and specificity of skin testing requires withholding medication that could change the skin reactivity, it seems important to take into account the possible influence of H(2)-receptor antagonists on allergy diagnosis and therapy.

Zantac interaction with aspirin
Effect of ranitidine on the antiplatelet effects of aspirin in healthy human subjects.
Am J Cardiol. 2007; Lev EI, Ramabadran RS, Guthikonda S, Patel R, Kleiman A, Granada JF, DeLao T, Kleiman NS. The Methodist Hospital Research Institute and The Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, USA.
Aspirin is often taken with H2-receptor antagonists. In vitro data suggest that certain antagonists, such as ranitidine, have inhibitory effects on platelet function. There are no reports on the combined effect of aspirin and H2-receptor antagonists on platelet function in humans. Therefore, this study’s aim was to evaluate the effects of aspirin, ranitidine, and their combination on platelet function in humans. Ten healthy men aged 34 years received aspirin 325 mg/day for 4 days followed by a 9-day washout period, 3 days of ranitidine Zantac treatment (150 mg twice daily), and 4 days of dual-drug treatment. Zantac appears to attenuate the antiplatelet effects of aspirin in healthy volunteers. The most likely mechanism for these findings is a change in the absorption conditions of aspirin in the presence of ranitidine.