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Is it still safe to take Zantac? What about the drug recalls?
What is Zantac? Zantac (generic name Ranitidine) is a type of antacid commonly used in the treatment of heartburn and acid reflux. It belongs to a family of medications called H2 (histamine-2) blockers, which function by reducing the production of stomach acid. Ranitidine is available in both prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) versions, and there are […]
Long Term Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy: Are We At Risk?
Julie A. Foont, MD Many patients ask about the possible risks associated with long term Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) therapy, including medications such as omeprazole, pantoprazole and lansoprazole. We know that these agents have been highly effective in the treatment of symptoms attributable to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and that they may also potentially mitigate […]