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Why am I prescribed Zantac tablets for allergies/itch??

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seoda24 Tue 26-Mar-13 22:07:32

Hi folks, am confused. I have been prescribed Zantac for eczema/ itch?Am currently taking other antihistamines so can't understand what benefits these fall under as when I read them up, they are for ulcers and indigestion.Can anyone fill me in as I am wondering what I am treating here?Thanks x

PowerPants Wed 27-Mar-13 01:00:40

Because Zantac is an H2 blocker - ie it works to block histamine on a different receptor to H1 antihistamines such as Piriton, Benadryl and so on.

I know it seems odd!

itshotintexas Wed 27-Mar-13 01:52:01

YY to powerpants, my DS takes pepsid H2 blocker and levocetirizine - works quite well - no facial/tongue/throat swelling to random foods smile

seoda24 Wed 27-Mar-13 13:50:30

Thanks very much for reassurance.I thought it was a mistake!That makes sense and I am glad to hear it works for your son.I have allergies so this must be an added precaution.Thanks again xx

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