You’ve likely heard the commotion surrounding the prevalence of cancer-causing ingredients in the popular heartburn medication, Zantac. But do the claims truly live up to the hype? Keep reading to learn whether Zantac has the potential to cause cancer. Ranitidine The active ingredient in Zantac is ranitidine, which is a substance commonly used to treat heartburn […]Learn More
On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked manufacturers of over-the-counter ranitidine medications to withdraw their products from the market immediately. The FDA also advised consumers to stop taking Zantac and other ranitidine drugs right away, encouraging them to safely dispose of any pills or tablets they may have and refrain from buying […]Learn More
You may have heard about the recent recall of the popular heartburn medication, Zantac. Zantac was first pulled from pharmacy shelves on September 26th, 2019 due to an unexpected finding from the online analytical pharmacy, Valisure. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall after verifying Valisure’s claims that Zantac’s active ingredient, ranitidine, contains unsafe levels of […]Learn More
Heartburn medications with the active ingredient, ranitidine, are prescribed by doctors in the U.S. over 15 million times every year. In addition, millions of bottles are sold over the counter (OTC). You may not have heard of ranitidine, but you’ve probably heard of Zantac, which is a drug that contains the active ingredient, ranitidine. Zantac is […]Learn More
The popular heartburn medication, Zantac, has recently been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The drug’s active ingredient, ranitidine, has been found by Valisure online analytical pharmacy to inherently contain the cancer-causing element, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). When The Issue Began The Zantac recall was issued by the FDA on September 13, 2019, once the agency became aware of […]Learn More
Valisure is an online analytical pharmacy that chemically tests every single batch of all the medications and supplements they sell. You may or may not have heard of them, but they’re making a big splash in the name of pharmaceuticals. The Valisure Difference One of the analytical pharmacy’s main goals is to maintain transparency and […]Learn More
NDMA is the shortened name for N-Nitrosodimethylamine, which is an impurity found in ranitidine and has also recently been detected in nizatidine, which is a substance that is chemically comparable to ranitidine. Both ranitidine and nizatidine are histamine-2 (H2) blockers, which are substances that reduce the acid levels within the stomach. The United States Food and […]Learn More
The common heartburn medication, Zantac, has recently been pulled from shelves across the country. New studies show that its active ingredient, ranitidine, has cancer-causing impurities. Ranitidine is a substance commonly used to treat heartburn by decreasing the levels of acid your stomach constructs. It is included in an assembly of drugs referred to as histamine-2 […]Learn More
As of early September, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made an announcement regarding low levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a cancer-causing element, found in ranitidine. Ranitidine is the active ingredient found in the heartburn medication, Zantac. NDMA is an environmental contaminant classified as a probable carcinogen in studies on animals. Human studies are very limited […]Learn More
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