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Can you take Zantac during pregnancy?

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According to Drugs.com, Zantac is expected to be safe during pregnancy. As always consult a doctor to be sure if pregnancy is planned or happens while taking Zantac. The drug is transmitted through breast milk.

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According to Drugs.com, Zantac is in the group of drugs referred to as histamine-2 blockers. Zantac lessens the amount of acid made by the stomach and is used in the treatment and prevention of ulcers in the stomach and intestines.

Consult the packaging to review the potential side effects of taking this drug; according to Drugs.com, in some cases Zantac increases susceptibility to developing pneumonia. Symptoms of pneumonia include shortness of breath, chest pain, fever, and producing green or yellow mucus.

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