From Pharmacy Drug Guide
Zantac® is both a prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medication used to treat and prevent heartburn and ulcers. Free samples of Zantac® allow patients to try out the drug first before purchasing it, and may be available through Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of Zantac®, or through the patient's doctor or pharmacist.
Other savings opportunities are available through the use of Zantac® coupons or Zantac® patient assistance programs. Although it may not always be possible to get trial-sized packages of Zantac® for free, most users can find reduced-priced Zantac® through vouchers or drug savings plans.
|Chemical name||Ranitidine hydrochloride|
|Manufactured by||Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC) and GlaxoSmithKline (prescription)|
|Prescription Needed?||Only for some strengths|
|Brought to market||1988|
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Zantac® is a brand of the generic drug ranitidine, a histamine-2 blocker that works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach. Zantac® is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline, and can be used on a regular basis as advised by a physician. Common side effects associated with Zantac® include, but are not limited to:
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Upset stomach
- Trowing up
- Pain of the stomach
How to Get Zantac® Samples
Occasionally, the official Zantac® website will offer free samples of OTC Zantac® when consumers fill out a free sample registration form. Samples offered in the past have included Maximum Strength Zantac 150®.
When no samples are advertised, it may be possible to obtain free over-the-counter Zantac® by calling Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals at 800-243-0127 or by requesting them via email, which consumers may do through the Contact Us link on the official Zantac® website.
Prescription Zantac® samples may also be acquired through a patient's doctor or pharmacist.
Additional savings are available through the use of Zantac® coupons, which are posted on the official Zantac® website. To get them, consumers may click on the Coupons and Special Offers link at the top right of the home page. This will lead to a coupon good for $5 off of a Zantac® 24-count or larger package. The savings may be applied to any variety of Zantac®.
There are also two patient assistance programs that help cover the cost of prescription Zantac®. The Xubex Patient Assistance Program sells the drug through their own pharmacy at a discount, and all U.S. residents are eligible to apply. Rx Outreach Medications also provides Zantac® discounts, and requires patients to earn under 300% of the federal poverty level.
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