Problems With Zantac

Zantac® (ranitidine hydrochloride) is a prescription medicine approved for treating ulcers, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), pathological hypersecretory conditions, and erosive esophagitis.
Although most people tolerate this medication well, it is possible to develop problems with Zantac. Some of the most common side effects that have been reported with this drug include nausea or vomiting, headache, and constipation. Other rarely reported side effects (which may or may not be related to Zantac) include muscle or joint pain, blurred vision, and drowsiness or insomnia.
While most side effects are minor and generally do not require medical attention, certain problems with Zantac are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately. Notify your healthcare provider if you experience upper-right abdominal pain, fast heart rate, or hallucinations.
(Click Zantac Side Effects to find out what other side effects may occur with this drug, including other potentially serious problems that require immediate medical attention.)
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