Meaning of Zantac in English:


Pronunciation /ˈzantak/


mass noun Trademark
  • proprietary term for ranitidine

    ‘Twenty years ago, prescription acid suppressors like Tagamet, Zantac and Pepcid revolutionized the treatment of ulcers.’
    • ‘Zantac was considered a powerful acid suppressor.’
    • ‘In the 1980s, names beginning with ‘Z’, such as Zantac, Zocor and Zovirax, were all the rage.’
    • ‘I've been taking Zantac for the stomach pain.’
    • ‘Only a handful of drugs boast salience scores at or above 30, including Prilosec, Allegra and Zantac.’
    • ‘Acid reducers, such as Pepcid AC and Zantac, are best taken before meals.’


1970s probably from Z-+ antacid.