Last April 01, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an order to all manufacturers of ranitidine drugs, sold under the name Zantac, to recall the products from the shelves. This was due to the presence of a contaminant known as N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a substance that has been linked with cancer. This contaminant can build up in the drug when stored for long periods, potentially harming those who had consumed it.
Taking medications prescribed by our physicians to ease the illnesses that we are going through is normal. However, we tend to neglect the idea of how such products were made. Because of neglect, some people died as a result of taking these harmful drugs.
What is Zantac Used For?
Ranitidine drug or Zantac belongs to a group of drugs called histamine-2 blockers. This drug is used to reduce the amount of acid in your stomach and prevent your ulcers from coming back. It is also a popular relief for heartburn and can be purchased even without a prescription.
Since this product can be easily accessed without prescription from a doctor, millions of people worldwide have become dependent on this product to help with health uses while providing