Can The Drugs Ranitidine And Ondansentron Be Taken Together?
Greetings, my mother, since after chemotherapy, her heartburn (stomach part) relapsed like pain and usually (before chemo) taking ranitidine immediately improved, but now after chemo the doctor prescribed the drug ondansentron for nausea but taking ondansentron did not reduce it at all. It hurts in the heart so I want to ask whether the drug ondansentron and ranitidine can be taken together (because it’s the same before eating it)? r n r nThank you r nHave a nice day
Hello! Thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. I'm sorry about what happened to your mother.
Ranitidine is a drug that can be used to lower stomach acid. Ranitidine is also commonly used to treat wounds in the stomach and prevent stomach acid from rising into the esophagus. On the other hand, ondansetron is a drug used to treat nausea and vomiting. In this case, the doctor used ondansetron to treat nausea due to chemotherapy that your mother was undergoing. Taking ondansetron alone cannot treat heartburn because this drug does not have a mechanism to treat it.
The way to take these two drugs is when the stomach is empty, which is about 30 minutes before eating or at least 1-2 hours after eating. Both can be consumed together. The results of the study so far show no interaction between the two drugs. Taking these two drugs together can reduce heartburn and nausea in your mother. If you are still in doubt, you can consult the doctor who treated your mother while in control.
So many answers from me. Hope this helps you and your mother. Stay enthusiastic about undergoing treatment, hopefully you will always be given strength to fight disease.