My daughter who is 8 cannot swallow the tiny tablet that Zantac 75 comes in. I have tried disolving it in a little water and she still spits it out. SHe doesn’t mind taking it as she has lots of medication with her Asthma- but this one is a stinker and gags her every time. Maybe a chewable would be better for her if they make one. Are they available like this or just the tiny pill?
I feel for you! I have a three year old daughter who has to take a lot of meds due to lung issues, and some days it can be next to impossible to get all of it in her!
I could be wrong, but I don’t think Zantac comes in chewables. It does come in liquid form (tastes pretty bad), and I think it also comes in granules that can be dissolved in water. We actually switched my daughter to Prevacid Solutabs at about 12 months, and these work great, probably even better than than the Zantac only without all the drama. At only 3, she can’t swallow pills yet, so we dissolve them in a drink of her choice. They must not be too bad because when it is getting close to time to take it, she often reminds me, “Mommy, belly hurts, need my meds please.”
Zantac 75® is a nonprescription acid reducer available for the relief and prevention of heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach. The active ingredient in Zantac 75®, ranitidine, has been prescribed by doctors for years to treat millions of patients safely and effectively.
Allergy alert — do not use if you are allergic to ranitidine or any other acid reducers
Do not use:
- If you have trouble or pain swallowing food, vomiting with blood or bloody or black stools. These may be a sign of a serious condition. See your doctor
- With other acid reducers