I have a recall notice here for you regarding Heartburn drug ZANTAC recalled in Canada, U.S. over contamination fears.
Sanofi is recalling the following items because they may contain the impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) above acceptable levels:
Zantac 150mg 150ct (All provinces except Quebec)
Zantac 150mg 50ct (Quebec only)
If you have purchased either of these please do not use them and return them to where you bought them from.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said a potentially cancer-causing chemical had been detected at low levels in prescription and over-the-counter versions of Zantac. I suggest using a different treatment.
Some more info about the Zantac recall below followed by a few links.
“The recall, originally released in September, is now including the over-the-counter medications like Zantac because of the suspected high levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA.)
NDMA is considered to be a possible human carcinogen and long-term exposure to high levels could increase the risk of cancer.
While a possible carcinogen, Health Canada says foods such as meats, dairy and vegetables all contain low levels of NDMA that are not harmful when ingested.
Health Canada says they are working to review the issue of NDMA and other contaminants in blood pressure medications.
For now, companies have stopped the distribution of all ranitidine drugs across Canada until more tests are done to confirm that NDMA levels in these products are safe for consumption.
Health Canada is advising consumers who take a ranitidine medication to speak with their doctor or pharmacist about an alternative treatment option. ”