Ranitidine and kidney pain
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Are there any anime loving med student around, who could give me an advice? or a slight idea on why I'm getting really bad kidney pain from daily use of ranitidine? 150 in the morning and at dinner...

Should I switch to Periot(Rabeprazole)?
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You know Zantac actually has a warning for people with decreased kidney function and it has kidney inflammation listed as a rare side affect. I dont see switching to Aciphex helping much, this is probably something you should actually ask a doctor about. It could possibly be more related to a kidney issue than the medicine itself, better safe than sorry.
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Thanks buddy guess I'll have to make an appointment.
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No problemo. Also while Im on it, with the 150s it says to not exceed every 12 hours so if that isnt a doctor prescribed dosage you are taking for a more serious issue I would try to cut it down to 1 a day. Always take it with at least 8oz of water and make sure to drink lots of water throughout the day. Water is the best thing for your kidneys, it will help flush them and isnt hard for the kidney to process like some other liquids can be. If it hurts when you pee or you are peeing blood that is a sign of kidney stones or more serious issues so you want to be aware of that. My old man runs a dialysis unit and being hooked up to those machines for a few hours a week seems like a crappy way to live so take care of those kidneys lol.
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