Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A trademark for the drug ranitidine.

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  • noun a histamine blocker and antacid (trade name Zantac) used to treat peptic ulcers and gastritis and esophageal reflux

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Examples

  • Zantac, which is sold in generic form over the counter, is helping, she said.

    Mixing Plavix, Heartburn Drugs

  • Dr. Denis McCarthy, a University of New Mexico School of Medicine professor and researcher who treats patients with digestive disorders, has found that many people taking proton pump inhibitors can be switched to another type of acid-suppressive medication, known as an H2 blocker, such as Zantac, that is easy to use and often less expensive.

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  • The body's supply of zinc can also be reduced by use of antibiotics (like penicillinamine or tetracycline), ranitidine (often sold under the trade name Zantac ™ and used as a stomach antacid), and oral contraceptives (birth control pills).

    The World's Healthiest Foods

  • The body's supply of zinc can also be reduced by use of antibiotics (like penicillinamine or tetracycline), ranitidine (often sold under the trade name Zantac ™ and used as a stomach antacid), and oral contraceptives (birth control pills).

    The World's Healthiest Foods

  • Patients taking H2 blockers, such as Zantac considered less-potent stomach-acid blockers had a 53% greater risk.

    New Risks Emerge For Some Stomach Drugs

  • The document also said other types of heart-burn drugs such as Zantac that fall into a class of drugs known as H2 blockers aren ' t as effective at preventing GI bleeding.

    Use of Stomach Drugs

  • If you're busy toasting the holidays, skip the acid suppressors such as Zantac or Tagamet.

    Leo Galland, M.D.: Holiday Food And Drug Combinations You Should Avoid

  • Wal-Mart for the first time is now selling over 1,000 over-the-counter medications at $4, including its private-label Equate brand versions of drugs such as Zantac and Claritin, as well as its Spring Valley private label prenatal vitamins.

    Wal-Mart Widens Drug Discounts

  • The document also said other types of heart-burn drugs such as Zantac that fall into a class of drugs known as H2 blockers aren't as effective at preventing GI bleeding.

    Three Medical Groups Support Using Heartburn Drugs With Plavix in Some Cases - WSJ.com

  • "To lower the risk of recurrent heart attacks, we should probably think about switching some of these patients from proton pump inhibitors to H2 blockers [such as Zantac or Tagamet], at least temporarily."

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