Re: Switching from Ranitidine 150mg to Prevacid
ms panda0515 06/25/2011
Have you discussed this with your doctor? Stick with something which relieves your symptoms. On important thing to remember though, is that all medicines have side effects which are magnified with long term use, so read the directions carefully. I was on a PPI (Prevacid is a PPI) for 3 years. It relieved my symptoms but caused my bones to lose calcium, so now I have Osteopenia (early stage Osteoporosis). I switched to Zantac (aka Ranitidine which is a H2-Receptor Blocker) in November 2010. It worked great until recently. Now I am having nausea which is a side effect.
Last edited by senior41; 06-25-2011 at 03:02 PM.