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Villarreal & Begum September 17, 2019

Heartburn Drug, Zantac, May Cause Cancer

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On Friday, the FDA announced that it found that antiacids, like Zantac, have been linked to cancer. According to tests, these drugs contain NDMA. NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen. So far, the FDA has not asked people to stop taking the drug, or plan on recalling it. Currently, they are evaluating the risks of the drug. The FDA said “Although NDMA may cause harm in large amounts, the levels the FDA is finding in ranitidine (Zantac) from preliminary tests barely exceed amounts you might expect to find in common foods,” in a statement.

While NDMA is considered to be a cause of cancer, it can be found in products we consume daily. Water, vegetables, meat, dairy are all food that may contain NDMA. However, this does not mean Zantac is absolutely safe. Last year, NDMA was found in blood pressure medication. This resulted in a massive recall. It is recommended that you stop taking the product daily. Large amounts of NDMA is harmful, but no one should stop taking any drug without first consulting with his/her doctor.

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