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If you or a family member take ranitidine (Zantac) to relieve heartburn, you may have heard that the FDA has found a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) in it. The story is unfolding quickly and many details remain murky. Here is what we know so far and what you should do.
On September 13, 2019, the FDA announced that preliminary tests found low levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in ranitidine, a heartburn medication used by millions of Americans. This week, the drug companies Novartis (through its generic division, Sandoz) and Apotex announced that they were recalling all of their generic ranitidine products sold in the US.
These announcements came after a Connecticut-based online pharmacy informed the FDA that it had detected NDMA in multiple ranitidine products under certain test conditions.
Update, October 1, 2019: Major drugstore chains including CVS and Walgreens are pulling Zantac and other generic versions of the heartburn drug ranitidine from their shelves. You can get FDA updates here.
Ranitidine (also known by its brand name, Zantac, which is sold by the drug company Sanofi) is available both over the counter (OTC) and by prescription. It belongs to the class of drugs known as H2 (or histamine-2) blockers. OTC ranitidine is commonly used to relieve and prevent heartburn. Prescription strengths are also used to treat and prevent more serious ulcers in the stomach and intestines. Multiple companies sell generic versions of both the OTC and prescription products.
So far, only Novartis/Sandoz and Apotex have recalled products. Ranitidine distributed by other companies remains on store shelves.
Health Canada, a federal department within the Canadian government, has asked all companies to stop distributing ranitidine drugs there, indicating that “current evidence suggests that NDMA may be present in ranitidine, regardless of the manufacturer.” France has taken the step of recalling all ranitidine products.
NDMA is an environmental contaminant that is found in water and foods, including dairy products, vegetables, and grilled meats. Its classification as a probable carcinogen is based on studies in animals; studies in humans are very limited.
It is important to know that the NDMA in ranitidine products does not pose any immediate health risks. Neither the FDA nor Novartis/Sandoz or Apotex have received any reports of adverse events related to NDMA found in ranitidine. Although classified as a probable carcinogen, NDMA may cause cancer only after exposure to high doses over a long period of time. NDMA is one of the same impurities that was found in certain heart medications beginning last year and that resulted in the recall of many products.
As the FDA and other agencies around the world continue to investigate ranitidine, more details will become available. In the meantime, the FDA is not calling for individuals to stop taking the medication.
However, for many conditions, ranitidine is only recommended for short-term use. If you have been using ranitidine for a while, now would be a good time to discuss with your physician whether you still need it, and whether you might benefit from alternative treatment options, including other drug classes or a different H2 blocker. Based on what is known so far, there is no evidence that other H2 blockers or other heartburn medications are affected by NDMA impurities.
Some people might find antacids useful for relieving heartburn. Lifestyle changes, including avoiding certain foods and beverages, such as spicy foods, large or fatty meals, and alcohol, can also help prevent episodes of heartburn.
Listen to Harvard experts discuss the Zantac recall in a special edition of the Living Better, Living Longer podcast.
I have been taking ranitidine for a little over 3 years . What type of cancer is it known to cause . I’m a little nervous . My Dr just changed my medication .all ye said there is a recall on it ,didn’t specify why .
I’ve been taking Ranitidine (Zantac) for well over 40 years. Originally in 75mg doses once a day and then 10-15 years later in 150mg doses once a day. It has never failed me especially since I travelled around the world for over 20 years and ate the spiciest of foods. It was the only medication that has consistently helped me. Several times I tried ALL the other alternatives for various periods of time (bet never more that 3-4 months) and the acid reflux killed me. Nothing, and I mean nothing, worked like Ranitidine. I don’t know what I will do without it. I will probably have to take 3-4 times as many pills (450mg to 600 mg) of any of the other medications to do what a simple 150 mg dose did for me. I love spicy foods so this is a huge disappointment for me. The cancer scare is just a lot of BS in my humble opinion. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of products that have been proven to cause cancer (including plain water from cities around the world), so this is most probably a lot of “ado about nothing”. I’ve had cancer (over 20 years ago), but not of anything related to the stomach, esophagus, intestines, or anything relating to what Ranitidine could have (probably) caused. I’m not a doctor, but I know my body relatively well (having had over 25 surgeries – mostly relating to broken bones), but have been tested constantly and continuously. Thus I definitely do not believe in this Ranitidine scare, and I certainly would be back on it immediately once it comes back on the market. Just think about it: breathing air in most cities around the world introduces more harmful carcinogens than swallowing thousands of Ranitidine pills. I hope the FDA gets their act together and starts working on REAL problems, and not something that is potentially just a fairy tale.
can any of the health ministers or product CEO of ranidine tell the public what symptoms they should be looking for? what tests they can get there family doctor to do to prevent any serious cancer out break? the public deserves to know. thanks
Don’t panic everyone. Try cold ice cream for those heartburn days. Anything natural first as these joke companies only care about making money.. hell, plastic water bottles give me bad heartburn. Never have a problem with a metal or glass container with water. As for the meds. Try Pepcid AC with the famotidine.
I have been taking generic rx zantac 800 mg for over 3 years. It worked great for me until about 6 months ago, now I have an almost constant burning in my upper stomach and a lot of acid coming in my throat. After reading about everyone taking this medication in way less doses then I take, I am afraid to go to a gastrologist to see why I feel so much pain.
Eat a normal diet that is fruit, vegetables, whole grains and just normal real food and stop eating pizza, cookies, any soft drink or beer, in short anything laden with sugar, hi fructose corn syrup, all your basic reconstituted corn molecules and you should be fine. If you don’t want to do that, then yes expect heartburn, it’s a pretty obvious cause and effect scenario.
I also took Zantac for almost a year daily. I quit smoking about 2 years ago where I suspect this was the main culprit although I am now surprised to hear Zantac could have also caused the danger.
U can get a generic prescription of ranitidine 150mg or 300mg I get 60 300 mg pills with no insurance pay out pocket and its 5 dollars its generic for zantac. Also try backing soda its awful I had to parachute it but buy sum empty capsules it works but I still get my generics zantac
I was looking for anything indicating if or when it will be available. Imperazole seems to work better, but supposedly it may lead to brittle bones, which is a concern to old people like me.
I’ve been using zantac for quite a while. I find it crazy that the FDA would take serious a whim from a Connecticut based online drug dealer to cause all this concern.
If Walgreens pulled Zantac off the shelf then why are they still filling my husband’s prescription for it? Doesn’t it all contain a carcinogen?
Because it’s a generic to zantac not the name rx brand hence it’s not zantac it’s just ranitidine hcl same ingredient but different formula zantac is pulling it because it’s there name brand tbh start calcium supplements n vitamin d supplements they help but tbh just keep taking it if if still fine from 20 years it’s a carcinogen everyday we take in carcinogens sum even legal like alcohol n tobacco but billions and millions of deaths still legal what a country
In terms of the level of concern, it’s three parts per million. Very, very small amounts,” Professor Kelly said.
“We’ve now tested 135 different batches of this medicine, and we’re finding about 75 per cent of those are positive above that level of three parts per million.
“If someone were to take a ranitidine tablet for their entire life for 70 years, every day, then the risk of cancer may go up by about one in 100,000, so I think you can see from those figures it’s a very small risk.” Australian Therapeutic Goods announcement
One would question, is that number still the same, 70 years 1 in 100,000, for those who have been taking ranitidine long term and are immunosuppressed? Or does there need to be an additional study for this group?
after reading all these comments I have a very basic question–is the NDMA added to Zantac by the manufacturer ?(in which case what goes in can also come out, regardless of the legal questions that arise)–or is it some kind of naturally occurring substance ( as in the air, like mold) that cannot be avoided? If the former, there is a solution, if the latter, you need to change the recipe, no?
The problem is the actual molecule “ranitidine.” The molecule itself is unstable and can interact with stomach conditions (and in some instances, even interact with itself – like when heated to 130 degrees celsius) to form nDMA. I think zantaccancer.com published the citizens petition from valisure that has all the information.
So we should all suffer now and have continued discomfort and developed cancer anyway not one person / doctor can suggest anything that is safe to save are esophaguses wow ?…
Can you please tell whether or not NDMA comes under different names. I like to check my tablets ingredients. Thank you
I’m with u Susan DEmore-Zantac together with Zertec is the only thing that works for me-I suffer from GERD and allergies and asthma! What am I supposed to do now??
My dr prescribed ranitidine the day after the recall. When I asked about it, she said she would write me a prescription so the pharmacy would give me pills from an unaffected lot, as opposed to what’s on the over-the-counter shelf. This puts me in their system to be notified if the one I am taking also becomes an issue. I suggest you talk to a dr and see if you get the same answer. I am now using it but prescription only. It is very affordable. You are right, it works great.
I just came from CVS and they would not refill my prescription for ranitidine. They have removed all Zantac from their shelves. Then, I sort of got a lecture from the pharmacist there about lifestyle changes I should follow (I do), so that I wouldn’t need the pills. She obviously never suffered from gerd.
Visit your physician You can take omeprazole, pantapeazole, ilaprazole, esomeprazole (ppi drugs) as alternative
My pharmacy and doctors stopped my Omeprazole as it interferes with a blood thinner I have been taking for a year now .
I like many others all over the world have been taking ranitidine dollar general brand or Walmart brand for at least 15 years and for 10 of those years I have taken it daily along with prilosec because ranitidine is fast acting and prilosec is long acting but I can’t always afford to take prilosec with it so 80% of those 10 years have been ranitidine at least 4-16 150mg tablets in 24 hours because ranitidine is only a acid reducer then heartburn usually returns within 8 hours after my first dose of 6 in the morning. So yes I am struggling with what I am going to do and what I can afford because other than ranitidine no other medication has worked for me at all except of course prilosec. I have always been told by my physician that the ranitidine itself isn’t what causes cancer but having GERD and other stomach or esophageal problems that cause severe heartburn and pain along with it being so bad like myself that I threw up for at least 12 years out of the 15 that I had taken ranitidine and what causes cancer is when you do not get the proper treatment for these diseases or stomach issues so years of your stomach acid constantly being thrown up into your esophagus your mouth throat and gums this is actually what causes cancer so basically if you can’t afford insurance and you have been denied medicaid and you continue taking medications that are only a temporary fix and not medicine that heals the problems then fact is you most likely will have esophageal cancer or gum disease or throat cancer and damage so I guess question really is what choice will you make either be in extreme pain or take medication that is only temporarily helping not fixing the problem and either way you end up with cancer so why suffer when the odds are against you no matter which direction you turn
I have suffered with heartburn almost all my life. I had gastric bypass surgery in 2004 and was told my heartburn would magically stop……NOT! Lol in 2016 I was rushed to the hospital, died twice on the way and again after arrival. I was in the hospital and rehab for 61 days. I literally had to learn to walk again as my legs just simply quit working. Long story but I was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis which is a condition where toxins in the body suddenly flood the kidneys and they shut down. It poisons the body. My physician asked how long I had taken the high dose I took of ranitidine daily. Of course I had taken it 20+ years since it became available OTC. He clearly blamed this medication for what happened to me, he said it had a high metabolic rate and the continued use at high dosages built up in the kidneys until they just simply were out. Never had I heard anything about this before he told me. After I got home I saw one of those “lawsuit” ads which stated basically what my dr. told me. So, cancer isn’t the only danger with this medication,please use it cautiously I would’nt wish what happened to me on anyone else, even my worst enemy.
Good to know as I also was diagnosed with low kidney function out of the blue after taking this medicine for almost a year, daily.
I am now also wondering if the Zantac was the culprit since I quit smoking 2 years ago and this followed the year I was taking Zantac. I was otherwise in great shape following these health issues.
I’m using it now and it doesn’t work nearly as well and it has side effects. I know I brought this on myself by drinking coffee. I’ve since quit but without Zantac I’m not getting better, No one should ever drink coffee, even if it’s not bothering you yet it will. It’s one of the worst things someone can do to their stomach. I hope Zantac figures a way around this because I need it !
Try DGL to heal the body. My mother had always taken Zantac for ulcers. When they ruptured and she almost died she decided to try something else. DGL. It’s sold in health stores and probably even at Walmart. It’s cheap and it really works if you use it every day. It has healed my stomach.
I hate famotidine!!!! I just got switched from rantinidine at 300 mg to 40 mg of famotidine and I had the worst episode of side effects ever in my life! It was to the point to where I felt like all my GERD symptoms got worse, along with me running to the restroom every ten minutes, AND at least feeling like I have pass out at any moment! The side effects for so that were so bad that I thought I needed an IV from the hospital just so I can have fluids so it can leave my body! I was going. To a Gastro specialist for nausea and other stomach issues and he’ switched me to famotidine. The Gastro specialist and three other doctors the pharmacy said “ it’s basically the same thing you should be fine, side effects are very unlikely“. When I called the pharmacist to see how to get out of my system he said it would take 8 to 12 hours just in a healthy young individual. I’m currently 21 years old but I found out recently I had inflammation in my calprotectin lab results that can signify IBD as well! Now it’s the next day I have an important event to go to and now I’m wondering should I do something nice over the counter and just take a chance or should I just continue taking the Zantac because I feel the stomach acid in my gut still gnawing at me as well
I agree with you totally because I am in your same boat, can’t get Medicaid, can’t afford insurance so what choice do we have? Only one that has the same outcome, just one has less suffering.
I have Barrets syndrome from years of acid reflux. Finally went to a Gastroenterologist who suggested aloe vera juice along with pantroprazole and 2 ranitadine per day. My reflux stopped immediately with the aloe vera, even before starting the other items. It’s low cost and has been used for thousands of years.
As soon as I heard there might be a problem, I bought a two year supply. It should be my choice if I take it. I should be able to sign a waiver. The quality of my life plummets even if I try something else. The other meds tell you to take it for only a short time. That doesn’t work for me at all. Quality over quantity.
I stopped taking it. I’m looking for something else to take that is safe. My heart sunk when I saw it on the CBS World news last evening. It scared me to death! Life is hard enough without taking something that would eventually and unknowingly kill you! What is this world coming to? Money is the root of all evil! Do not take generic meds either! They are made in India with poison additives we do not need or they leave out ingredients we do need! I researched it!!!
Did you research this online or did you speak to professionals like pharmaceutical engineers and scientists? Only about 25% of what you read online is true, anyone can post anything online depending on their agenda. Scaring people out of possibly taking the only medicine they can afford is irresponsible, be careful what you say and the rumors your perpetrate. That is a completely ignorant statement that all generic drugs come from India and contain poison. Untrue. Many are made here in the USA. I’m shaking my head at your ignorance.
Been on 150mg 2x per day for 5 years or so. Called my pharmacist when these seemingly deliberately vague articles began appearing. Pharmacist told me at the time (apx. 6 weeks ago) that only over the counter Zanex was effected by recall. Upon refilling my RX last week, after another series of vaguely factual articles had been released, I asked my pharmacist if my prescription was safe. She checked her computer and said my prescription was from a non-involved manufacturer and was not included in recall. Am seeing my ear, nose and throat Dr. who prescribed this medication next month and will discuss options with him. Ranitidine has worked extremely well for me.
What about the LIQUID form that is prescribed to infants for reflux??? Nothing has addressed the liquid form.
I took protonix for years. pepcid and nexium did not truly work. nexium caused a terrible aftertaste and gave me awful GAS.. zantac is the only thing that worked after the insurance company stopped paying for protonix.. i’ve been taking generic zantac 75 mg three to four times a day for about ten years now… wonder if that causes problems.. (sigh)…
I don’t know, I think I am going to continue to take it. I appreciate the education but, anyone that suffers like I do, know that there is not much relief out there and not everything works for each individual person. NDMA is a carcinogen and found in many daily things like water, dairy, meat, etc. I just will take my chances because even the air we breathe is dangerous. In my opinion I would rather think of it helping more so then slowly killing me.
I don’t know what all you have tried, but I could suggest drinking higher PH water such as alkaline water. My father-in-law used to have to take a heartburn pill after each meal. After switching to alkaline water, he seldom takes a pill. Some people just need to change something in their diets to find relief. A lot of people look for a pill to treat the symptoms of a dietary insufficiency. If you just don’t care, go to a cancer hospital and asking someone how it feels to go through chemo. I say this as a father to my toddler that has to take immunotherapy to correct her continuous battle with OMA(Opsoclonus Myoclonus Ataxia) from Neuroblastoma (cancer). We were prescribed Zantac for a month when she was a newborn. This was before discovering she was born with pyloric stenosis as the medicine only seemed to make her spit up more. I do not believe this to be the cause of her cancer, but it may have been a contributing factor, as the cancer was not in her CT scan from when she had surgery to correct the pyloric stenosis. Basically she wasn’t born with the tumor. My only hope is that whoever reads this, is a little more cautious then I was about the chemicals they put in and on their bodies, and the body of their loved ones. It is no wonder that cancer is 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women, when the food, clothes, drugs, shelters, and ,as you mentioned, air contain harmful man made chemicals. For example, for years I used to use head and shoulders for men, because I had a dry itchy scalp, and thought it smelled good. After my daughters pyloric stenosis surgery, we switched our lifestyle to introduce more natural products. I switched to a natural shampoo and conditioner, and the dryness and itchiness stopped the next day.
I hear what you’re saying and if you experience severe heartburn then it is absolutely necessary to find relief, however EACH of these pills is 400% OVER what is considered safe. Unlike the levels found in meat, water, etc. So, with so many other options it just doesn’t make sense to proceed with this drug under these circumstances.
Of course cigarettes are not as bad as poison in RANITIDINE. Just like alcohol was only bad for you, before the huge taxes. Now both cigarettes and alcohol are safe. Just pay your tax as you use it, that should cure everything.
I’ve taken it for years and took 150mg at least once a day throughout my entire pregnancy. I’m now concerned about my baby.
Okay I was taking ranitidine Hcl 150mg 1 tablet twice a day while I was pregnant. Should I be concerned about my child right who suffers with a learning disability. Wow this just blew me away
I have two bottles of Zantac one hour for the other on you I threw out the packaging I want to return it because of my concerns. Do I return it to the company and do they except the return? I cannot return it to the store I purchased it because I don’t have the packaging don’t have the receipt. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thank you
Being taking Ranitidine for about 4 years for acid reflux going to talk to my doctor if I should stop taking medication no affects from the specifed ingredient NDMA seeing if I should have a test done
Interesting enough…I called the FDA last month about the Zantac. When I asked why it was still on the shelves, I was told “we are still testing it, along with other inhibitors”; when I asked what others, I was told Pepcid. Great! another doctor gave me that for my severe acid reflux. Just thought I would let someone know.
Thank you, Michele! My doctor just prescribed Pepcid AC as an alternative. I once saw a natropath MD and she told me to NEVER take acid blockers. Ugh….I think she is rignt.
Ranitidine is the only medicine I have found that I can take with my heart condition…not sure what to do now? I cannot take any other over-the-counter heartburn meds I have checked them all…(Pepcid never worked for me before I knew anout my heart condition anyway). Ugh! Which batches are affected? If you have some that you purchased months ago are they ok?
Oh my gosh, my daughter and I are panicking about stores taking this product off the shelf. We both have GERD and this has always worked by just one 150 mg dose at bedtime per day. We tried to go to pharmacy to stock up but already pulled off the shelf. I’ m much more worried about cancer of my esophagus than the POSSIBLE chance of a carcinogen in ranitidine. Bring it back!
I totally agree , I am much more worried about cancer of the esophagus, I have serious gerd issues ! Please bring it back , it’s the best otc for gerd. Also, I frequently suffer from skin rashes, and this helps when combined with zyrtec to clear up rashes!!!
I completely agree. There are lots of medical conditions that it assists with, thank you for acknowledging that. I started it for help with idiopathic angioedema & urticaria, along with helping out that GERD. Myasthenia Gravis also means I shouldn’t have extra magnesium (unless I want to put myself in a wheelchair & I never do!) also, allergic to artificial colors (& the majority of flavors- those proprietary secrets mean I don’t do any of them since it’s not worth the cost of any epipen to find out whether I can consume it) so, Zantac has been good since they use ‘fake rust’ which grossed me out but I am not allergic to it. I had a RX once upon a time for ranitidine but once it went OTC the insurance refused to pay for it. What to do now?…
I am in Australia and have been taking Ranitidine (Zantac) twice a day it has been used as a blocker as I have chronic Urticaria. What is considered a high dose and over what period of time?
I take ranitadine for chronic idiopathic hives too along with fexafenadine (Alegra). I wonder if there are other choices for us. I’m in the UK.
I’ve been taking Zantac for over 20 years so why the big concern NOW!! I am fine but wont be if I can get this drug. I cant take other alternatives as they don’t agree with me, so my health will go down hill very fast if they dont sort this out asap.. I dont want too go back to being really ill that worry’s me a lot. Too take away a drug millions take is a nightmare. I hope they will sort this as not everyone can take something else.
I have Barrett’s esophagus. I’ve been on omperizole in the morning and ranitidine after dinner. Never feel my reflux but I have stomach burning. Wonder what’s next.
Cigarettes cause Cancer yet no one removes them from shelves WHY? Because too many top evil people in the world would lose their precious money! Including big pharma!
So my physician put me on Zantac a week ago…..after buying to bottles I found this out. I called the 800 number on box and the woman told me it was NOT pulled off the market bu if im afraid of getting cancer than its up to me to not take it. I was amazed she said that considering Im asking her if its safe to take and her response was if Im Afraid? WTH? So do I take it or not????
Is the NDMA found in Zantac/Ranitidine in batches from US drug factories or imported from foreign countries (e.g. those typically found in discount stores)? What is the level of NDMA found by the CT pharmacy?
Thank you for the info on this product. I too have been using this in a 300mg for quite some time now. Hopefully I will be able to find an alternative that is safe and works. I have stopped mine immediately and returned it to the pharmacy.
Nexium is known for LOWERING your Blood Magnesium Level, which can kill you if it goes too low. This is the same for Omeprazole. I was on Nexium and that is why they stopped it and put me on Ranitidine. I am struggling with trying to keep my Magnesium level up to the bare minimum of the normal range as it is and cannot be on any other GERD Medicines other than Ranitidine. Since hearing about this recall, I have tried switching to taking “Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with the MOTHER” (1 Tablespoon 1-2 times a day) and amazing enough it works for me. You may want to try this method–it’s all natural. Chase vinegar with water or put it into a glass of water or applesauce.
Two drug manufacturers have voluntarily withdrawn their products from the market indefinitely due to NDMA contamination. As of this writing, the FDA has NOT issued a blanket recall of all ranitidine products.
Sandoz has voluntarily recalled its 150mg and 300 mg ranitidine tablets. Apotex has voluntarily recalled its 75 mg and 150 mg ranitidine products in all delivery formats.
For those who asked, Pepcid (famotidine) and Tagamet (cimetidine) are the same class of drug as Zantac (H2 blockers). They work more slowly than ranitidine does.
Be careful substituting Tagamet (cimetidine) for Zantac (ranitidine). Tagamet (cimetidine) has many drug-drug interactions that Zantac (ranitidine) does not. I would feel okay with suggesting Pepcid (famotidine) in place of Zantac (ranitidine)
I have had an ulcer for years due to taking aleeve and tylonal . I take ranitidine for yeaaaars! and now famotidine and that doesnt work at all!
Well, the “big guy,” Zantac’s ranitidine is also pulled. So, there goes the theory of trampling only makers of generics.
My husband has taken ranitidine for years prescribed by VA, he now has esophageal cancer. Had we known it caused cancer he would have taken only omeprazole for the acid reflux. We wonder now if he should take anything at all.
My vet had me giving my golden 1/4 Tab of 150 mg tab of Zantac for acid reflux I have been giving her this for about 7 months now I will not give her anymore for sure. I switched her to Pepcid. So it’s more then people that take Zantac and I would like to know how much does it take to affect a dog. I would feel terrible if this hurt her Also what kind of cancer did it cause. Thank you
Personally, I am more concerned about cancer from not taking the medication. Zantac treats GERD, a known cause of esophageal cancer.
I have Severe reflux ( causing swelling in the esophagus). Zantac is the only medicine I can have and it works! Can’t use PPI’s because of arrhythmia. Now there is NO zantac or generic available here and I am so Sick! What are we supposed to do?!!
I’ve been taking 2 Zantac a day for 14 years mainly because it was prescribed for me by my immunologist to keep my anaphylaxis under control but also to help with reflux. I hope they return it to the shelves asap
Feel free to mail it to me as I absolutely get no relief from any other products but Zantac. If you have never woken up in the middle of the night with acid burning the back of your throat you don’t know how much of a relief Zantac really is. I hope they get it back ASAP.
I took 300+mg, for a while 600mg, of Ranitadine Rx per doctor’s orders for decades. Where do I sign up for a class action group? Switched to Omeprezol. My Doctor says that that it also has its own issues. I’m off of everything now just to be safe I’d rather deal with GERD than stomach cancer, but the damage is done. Thanks, Big Pharma!
Ughhh I NEVER take pills unless I absolutely have to and was put on Zantac 150 2x a day a year ago. I only take 1 pill nightly of 150mg and it’s honestly been a lifesaver! I have a 1cm small hiatal hernia and have cut out chocolate, coffee, teas, citrus, tomatoes, etc and I still get a sour stomach/nauseated felling every single night unless I take this. I’m honestly super upset because this is the only thing that works and I have to keep taking it or be sick every single night:(
The number of drugs that turn out to be bad for us and/or our dog’s is ever changing. My Golden Retriever took Apoquel for her allergies. She was later diagnosed with cancer and, after surgery was to began chemo treatments. I was told by 2 Oncology veterinarians that she would have to come off Apoquel before chemo could begin, because it could cause tumors in large breed dog’s. She was given an injection of Cytopoint which helped her allergies. Unfortunately, the chemo could not keep the aggressive cancer at bay. Did Apoquel help or hurt?
I’ve been taking generic Zantac 150 mg for at least 15 years every day first thing in the morning before breakfast, that’s how it works better for me. Should I be concerned about it? Is this considered low dose or high dose? Should I stop taking it? This is the best over the counter medication that controls my acid all day long. Please somebody let me know what I should do.
Everything, cause cancer… even use the cell phone… the wifi… i use ranitidine for my 3 pregnancies…. and now…… i take one pill before spleep…… thanks Ranitidine…