About Zantac®

What is Zantac®?

Zantac®, or Ranitidine, is an over–the–counter (OTC) and prescription medicine used to treat acid reflux disease. Zantac® is an H2 (histamine–2) blocker, which decreases the amount of acid created by the stomach. Over–the–counter Zantac® is approved to prevent and relieve heartburn associated with acid ingestion and sour stomach. Prescription Zantac® is approved for multiple indications, including treatment and prevention of ulcers of the stomach and intestines and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Zantac® and other ranitidine medications are being recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Ranitidine (Zantac®) Removal from US Market

On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it was requesting manufacturers withdraw all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine drugs from the market immediately. This was the latest step in an ongoing investigation of a contaminant known as N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in ranitidine medications (commonly known by the brand name Zantac®). The agency determined that the impurity in some ranitidine products increases over time and when stored at higher than room temperatures and may result in consumer exposure to unacceptable levels of this impurity.

Products Recalled by Health Canada

  • Maximum Strength Acid Reducer Without Prescription (ranitidine) manufactured by Dominion Pharmacal and sold under the brand name:
    • Personnelle
  • Riva-Ranitidine 150/300 manufactured by Laboratoire Riva Inc.
  • Acid Reducer (ranitidine) manufactured by Laboratoire Riva Inc. and sold under the brand names:
    • Biomedic
    • Circle K
    • Option+
  • PMS-Ranitidine 150mg/300mg manufactured by Pharmascience Inc.
  • Acid Reducer (ranitidine) Regular and Maximum Strength manufactured by Pharmascience Inc. and sold under the brand names:
    • Atoma
    • Biomedic
    • Compliments
    • Co-op Care+
    • Equate
    • Exact
    • Health One
    • Kirkland Signature
    • Life Brand
    • London Drugs
    • Option+
    • Personnelle
    • Pharmasave
    • Preferred Pharmacy
    • Rexall
    • Selection
  • Acid Reducer (ranitidine) Regular and Maximum Strength manufactured by Vita Health Products Inc. and sold under the brand names:
    • Equate
    • iPharma
    • Stanley
    • Western Family
  • Apo-Ranitidine Tablet 150mg/300mg and Oral Solution manufactured by Apotex Inc.
  • Acid Reducer (ranitidine) manufactured by Apotex Inc. and sold under the brand names:
    • Equate
    • Selection
  • Act Ranitidine 150mg/300mg manufactured by Teva Canada Limited
  • Ranitidine 150mg/300mg manufactured by Pro Doc Limitée
  • Ranitidine 150mg/300mg manufactured by Sanis Health Inc.
  • Ranitidine 150mg/300mg manufactured by Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC
  • Sandoz Ranitidine 150mg/300mg manufactured by Sandoz Canada
  • Zantac® Regular and Maximum Strength manufactured by Sanofi Consumer Health Inc.

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