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Zantac tablets for itch/allergies?

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seoda24 Tue 26-Mar-13 22:30:07

Hi, am slightly confused here/ I have been prescribed Zantac tablets for my eczema/ itch as well as other anti histamines I am taking.These tablets say they are for stomach acid problems when I researched them so why am I recommended to take them?Any idea? many thanks x

MoreBeta Tue 26-Mar-13 22:37:18

Gall bladder problems cause itchy skin (along with severe abdominal pain). Bile is used in the gut to neutralise acid from the stomach and digest fat.

I had my gall bladder out and have acid problems and zantac was prescribed which I reacted badly to.

Do you have gall bladder/acid/indigestion problems?

seoda24 Tue 26-Mar-13 23:14:56

MoreBeta, thanks for answering.No problems at all regarding stomach or gall bladder or what you have mentioned above so I am confused.I don't want to make matters worse so am curious!She mentioned something about an H2 blocker antihistamine but I didn't take it all in.Thanks x

colditz Tue 26-Mar-13 23:21:51

Ok, your stomach releases histamines, which kind of trigger the production of acid. Sort of. Zantac blocks the effect of those histamines on your stomach. I really cannot understand why she's given it to you as it's only really used to stop acid indigestion, peptic ulcers, and to prevent stress ulcers.

I am not a medical professional.

If I were you. I'd go and ask the pharmacist, they generally know what they are talking about and will explain properly

colditz Tue 26-Mar-13 23:23:10

It could be that some of the other meds you have been given make you prone to ulcers, and she is trying to protect your stomach.

colditz Tue 26-Mar-13 23:24:45
seoda24 Tue 26-Mar-13 23:32:34

Colditz, you are wonderful!That explains a lot to me in a few minutes.Interesting reading for a newbie like me to the world of allergies/eczema.Many thanks x

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