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Zantac (ranitidine) Voluntary Recall Information


Zantac (ranitidine) is a popular over-the-counter option for heartburn relief and the FDA recently issued a voluntary recall for some packages of ranitidine.  These packages were found to have slightly higher levels of NDMA, which is a known environmental contaminant and found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products, and vegetables.

What Patients Should Know

  1. Not all ranitidine medicines marketed in the U.S. are being recalled.
  2. The FDA is not recommending individuals stop taking all ranitidine medicines at this time.
  3. Consumers taking OTC ranitidine could consider using other OTC products approved for their condition.
  4. Patients taking prescription ranitidine who wish to discontinue use should talk to
    their doctor about other treatment options.

    • GCSA recommends the following if you are stopping ranitidine:

      • If you are taking 150mg Ranitidine, change to famotidine 20mg

      • If you are taking 300mg Ranitidine, change to famotidine 40mg

Voluntary Recall List


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