Definition of Zantac in English:


Pronunciation /ˈzantak/ /ˈzæntæk/


another term for ranitidine
‘Twenty years ago, prescription acid suppressors like Tagamet, Zantac and Pepcid revolutionized the treatment of ulcers.’
another term for ranitidine
  • ‘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.