Prevacid vs Zantac

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Lansoprazole is used to treat certain stomach and esophagus problems (such as acid reflux, ulcers). It works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach makes. It relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough. This medication helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, helps prevent ulcers, and may help prevent cancer of the esophagus. Lansoprazole belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). If you are self-treating with this medication, over-the-counter lansoprazole products are used to treat frequent heartburn (occurring 2 or more days a week). Since it may take 1 to 4 days to have full effect, these products do not relieve heartburn right away. For over-the-counter products, carefully read the package instructions to make sure the product is right for you. Check the ingredients on the label even if you have used the product before. The manufacturer may have changed the ingredients. Also, products with similar brand names may contain different ingredients meant for different purposes. Taking the wrong product could harm you.Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers of the stomach and intestines and prevent them from returning after treatment. This medication is also used to treat and prevent certain stomach and throat (esophagus) problems caused by too much stomach acid (e.g., Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, erosive esophagitis) or a backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus (gastroesophageal reflux disease-GERD). Ranitidine is known as an H2 histamine blocker. It works by reducing the amount of acid in your stomach. This helps heal and prevent ulcers and improves symptoms such as heartburn and stomach pain. This medication is also available without a prescription. It is used to prevent and treat heartburn and other symptoms caused by too much acid in the stomach (acid indigestion). If you are taking this medication for self-treatment, it is important to read the manufacturer's package instructions carefully so you know when to consult your doctor or pharmacist.
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DJ | 02.03.13
used over 22 years with no problems or side effects.Nexium caused stomach pain.Protonix does'nt take heartburn away @ the same dose.
Jbmiller | 10.11.11
This medication works great for preventing acid reflux and preventing the acid from entering my lungs however I experience severe gas. And it's not pleasant gas either. I am talking clearing the room kind of gas. It is not very pleasant when your a woman! I need the medication though as nothing else works. So I am stuck with the stink.....
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guest | 07.09.12
I originally was prescribed Zantac for overproduction of acid in my stomach. But I take it twice a day. And sometimes I get heartburn while on Zantac.But overall,it works pretty well.
sleepless | 09.08.11
I have wrestless leg syndrome and taking this medication made my legs and arms go nuts. I have had insomnia for 2 months. Stopped taking and now I can sleep again.
guest | 18.01.11
does the lack of acid in the stomach cause an excess of gas to build up.