Question by  jthen (28)

What is better prilosec or zantac?

I need advice.


Answer by  soothsayer (500)

Prilosec or omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor while Zantac or ranitidine is an H1 blocker. Both have proven to be effective in acid-peptic disease by decreasing the production of acid. Ranitidine is usually initiated as first-line therapy and if required[persisting symptoms],omeprazole is advised as this has a more stronger acid-supression effect.


Answer by  HawaiianGirl (6906)

Although prilosec and zantac are both known to work very well, i only have experience with using prilosec. Prilosec does work well and i recommend it.


Answer by  jessydav (550)

personally i have tken both and i like zantac better. it seems to work faster and longer. zantac also comes in more Mgs and better flavors.


Answer by  Moriah (29)

Zantac seems to work best with GERD symptoms that occur during the night. Whereas, Prilosec targets those same symptoms that occur during the day.


Answer by  NurseB (513)

As a nurse I can tell you I have seen one work better than the other for different individuals. There does not seen to be a factor involved in this I would get a 30 Day supply and if it works stick with it, if not try the other brand.


Answer by  Peter1563 (265)

Both medications are on the market because they work, so the real answer is whichever one seems to work best for you. Try them out and decide for yourself.


Answer by  jaimesgirl (1055)

Zantac is useful for mild indigestion or for occasional stomach problems. If your stomach problems are more severe, prilosec may be more helpful to you.

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