Ranitidine (Zantac) Recall

Some manufacturers of generic ranitidine tablets and capsules have voluntarily recalled their products due to concerns about low levels of a possible cancer producing substance in them (NDMA – which is also found in many foods, vegetables and even water supplies). I have been unable to find any information about the liquid form of ranitidine that many babies and children are on for GE Reflux. The FDA has issued a statement  and Harvard Health Publishing has produced an information sheet. (click on the underlined text for the links.)

The FDA has not recommended discontinuing these medications at this time. And, again, there is no information on the prescription liquid. Please contact the office if you have questions.