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Zantac and Ranitidine Recall: What should you know?

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What is being recalled?

Primarily Zantac, an over-the-counter (OTC) medication that is used to relieve or prevent heartburn, treat ulcers and to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

What is Ranitidine?

Ranitidine is the drug in Zantac that has been used to relieve the symptoms mentioned above.

Who issued the recall?

The FDA announced voluntary recalls on this drug made by two different manufacturers, Sandoz Inc and Apotex Corp. You can read about each of the recalls on the FDA website.

Why is Zantac (Ranitidine) being recalled?

The FDA found unexpected levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in the products. NDMA is a known carcinogen.

What should you do if you have been taking Zantac or another brand containing ranitidine?

Not all medication containing ranitidine is being recalled so it is important to understand if you are affected. Call your doctor to find out what medication you should be taken as an alternative to Zantac or other ranitidine drugs.

Seek the advice from an experienced lawyer, they can guide you in the right direction and also help you determine if you have any legal recourse if you experienced any negative side effects associated with taking Zantac related to this recall.

We provide free case evaluations and it doesn’t cost anything to get started. There is only a fee for our service if we win your case.

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