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Villarreal & Begum November 11, 2019

More Zantac Recalls Being Issued

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Another company joins in the long list of pharmaceutical manufacturers voluntarily recalling their ranitidine products. Aurobindo  Pharma USA is pulling  batches of their products over concerns of them containing N-nitrosodimethylamine. N-nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA is a known carcinogen and has been the cause of the makers of Zantac and other heartburn medication manufacturers to recall their products over cancer concerns. This recall was issued on November 6th by the U.S Food and Drug Administration. The products in question were sold or distributed between September 28, 2018 and September 19, 2019. Bellow is the list of products and information.

  • Ranitidine Tablets 150mg with the batch number NBSB19001DA3 (expiry date: February 2021)
  • Ranitidine Capsules 150mg with the batch numbers RA1518001-A (expiry date: July 2020), RA1518002-A (expiry date: July 2020), RA1518002-B (expiry date: July 2020), RA1518003-A (expiry date: July 2020), RA1518004-A (expiry date: August 2020), RA1518005-A (expiry date: August 2020), RA1518005-B (expiry date: August 2020), RA1518006-A (expiry date: August 2020), RA1518007-A (expiry date: September 2020), RA1518008-A (expiry date: September 2020), RA1518009-A (expiry date: September 2020), RA1518010-A (expiry date: October 2020), RA1518011-A (expiry date: November 2020), RA1518012-A (expiry date: November 2020), RA1518013-A (expiry date: November 2020), RA1518014-A (expiry date: November 2020), RA1518015-A (expiry date: November 2020), RA1519003-A (expiry date: May 2021), RA1519003-B (expiry date: May 2021), RA1519004-A (expiry date: May 2021)
  • Ranitidine Capsules 300mg with the batch numbers RA3018001-A (expiry date: July 2020), RA3018002-A (expiry date: July 2020), RA3018003-A (expiry date: July 2020), RA3018004-A (expiry date: August 2020), RA3018005-A (expiry date: August 2020), RA3018006-A (expiry date: August 2020), RA3018007-A (expiry date: September 2020), RA3018008-A (expiry date: September 2020), RA3018009-A (expiry date: September 2020), RA3018010-A (expiry date: October 2020), RA3019001-A (expiry date: January 2021), RA3019002-A (expiry date: January 2021), RA3019003-A (expiry date: May 2021)
  • Ranitidine Syrup (Ranitidine Oral Solution, USP) 15 mg/mL (75 mg/5 mL) with the batch numbers UI1519001-A (expiry date: May 2021), UI1519002-A (expiry date: May 2021), UI1519003-A (expiry date: May 2021), UI1519004-A (expiry date: May 2021)

For patients who were prescribed or take Ranitidine tablets should contact a their doctor or pharmacist to see about alternative treatments prior to returning their medication. In a statement, the FDA said the following: “Although many of these levels of NDMA observed through FDA testing are much lower than the levels some third-party scientists first claimed, some levels still exceed what the FDA considers acceptable for these medicines.” Always be sure to consult with a medical expert before making a change concerning your medication

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