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Sunday, February 07, 2010 Karen, Community Member, asks

Q: Omeprezole 20mg versus Raintidine 300mg?

My husband switched over to Raintidine 300mg from Omeprezole 20mg.  Is this mg difference okay/safe to take?  My husband is almost 60 years old.

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Stephanie, Health Guide
2/ 7/10 8:52pm

These are two very different medications so you don't need to worry necessarily about the difference in mg. Ranitidine (trade name: Zantac) is an H2 blocker and Omeprazole (trade name: Prilosec) is a Proton Pump Inhibitor.

 

You can read more about these medications here:

 

http://www.healthcentral.com/acid-reflux/introduction-000085_10-145.html

 

Please note there are five pages about these meds and you will want to click through all of them.

 

I recently switched to Ranitidine from Omeprazole as well. One of the biggest issues I'm having is remembering to take both doses of my Ranitidine. Once a day for the Omeprazole was easier to remember. I often realize I forgot to take my morning dose of Ranitidine when my reflux starts flaring.

 

Best of luck - Stephanie

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