Definitions

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

  • noun A histamine receptor antagonist, C13H22N4O3that inhibits gastric acid secretion and is used primarily to treat duodenal ulcers, gastric ulcers, and gastroesophageal reflux disease.

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  • noun pharmacology A furan which blocks the histamine H2-receptors, to prevent the secretion of gastric acid.

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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[rani- (blend of (fu)ran and ni(tro)–) + -tidine, histamine receptor antagonist suffix (from (cime)tidine).]

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A blend of (fu)ran + nit(ro-) + -idine.

Examples

  • But if you want to stop taking a PPI drug, you may need to wean yourself gradually, reducing the dose and alternating days with a less potent acid-reducing drug such as ranitidine, or Zantac.

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  • It has been postulated that ranitidine may be useful in controlling gastric secretions, which may be responsible for the persistent vomiting. 3

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  • Walgreen in 2008 agreed to pay $35 million to the U.S., 42 states and Puerto Rico for overcharging state Medicaid programs by filling prescriptions with more expensive dosage forms of ranitidine, a generic form of Zantac and fluoxetine, which is a generic form of Prozac.

    Lawsuit Says Walgreen, Par Pharma Overcharged

  • You may be able to pacify the pain by avoiding avoiding those provoking substances and taking nonprescription heartburn drugs such as famotidine (Pepcid AC) or ranitidine (Zantac 75).

    Q&A: What's causing my gastritis?

  • You may be able to pacify the pain by avoiding avoiding those provoking substances and taking nonprescription heartburn drugs such as famotidine (Pepcid AC) or ranitidine (Zantac 75).

    Q&A: What's causing my gastritis?

  • They include cimetidine (Tagamet HB), famotidine (Pepcid AC), and ranitidine (Zantac 75).

    How to avoid holiday heartburn

  • They include cimetidine (Tagamet HB), famotidine (Pepcid AC), and ranitidine (Zantac 75).

    How to avoid holiday heartburn

  • Your first and best bet is to try an inexpensive over-the-counter antacid like Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids, Tums, or acid-reducing drugs called H2 blockers, such as cimetidine (Tagamet HB), famotidine (Pepcid AC), nizatidine (Axid AR), and ranitidine (Zantac 75, Zantac 150).

    Hold the heartburn on Thanksgiving

  •   And antacids, such as Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids and Tums or acid-reducing drugs, such as cimetidine (Tagamet), famotidine (Pepcid), nizatidine (Axid), and ranitidine (Zantac) can also provide relief.

    Prevacid joins Prilosec as second OTC to treat frequent heartburn

  • To help prevent bleeding while taking Plavix, instead of taking a PPI, a better option is an older class of drugs called H2blockers, which includes nizatidine  (Axid), famotidine  (Pepcid), and  ranitidine  (Zantac).

    New warning on mixing Plavix, stomach drugs

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