Manufacturer voluntarily recalls Zantac

Business Beat

BRIDGEWATER, New Jersey (WCMH) — The manufacturer of Zantac has issued a voluntarily recall of the heartburn medication.

Sanofi announced Friday that it will conduct the recall due to “possible contamination with a nitrosamine impurity called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA),” a possible carcinogen.

Earlier this month, several retailers including Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens have pulled the drug from their shelves because of the NDMA contamination.

The recall affects the United States and Canada. Sanofi said the Zantac manufactured for other countries are not affected by the recall because of different sources for ingredients used in the medication’s manufacturing.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Health Canada issued public statements in mid-September stating Zantac OTC (over the counter) and other ranitidine medications could contain low levels of NDMA. Ranitidine is the main ingredient in Zantac and similar heart burn medications.

Sanofi encourages anyone using Zantac OTC to speak with their health care providers or pharmacists if they have any additional questions.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Recent Videos

Nail Salons New Norm

Thumbnail for the video titled "Nail Salons New Norm"

Mr. Baseball, Bottineau

Thumbnail for the video titled "Mr. Baseball, Bottineau"

Car of the Year

Thumbnail for the video titled "Car of the Year"

Military Affairs Williston

Thumbnail for the video titled "Military Affairs Williston"

Rotary Donates

Thumbnail for the video titled "Rotary Donates"

Rotary Club Donations

Thumbnail for the video titled "Rotary Club Donations"

South Border Golf

Thumbnail for the video titled "South Border Golf"

Century Girls Soccer

Thumbnail for the video titled "Century Girls Soccer"

Thursday, May 28th, 2020 - KX Storm Team Evening Forecast - Dave Holder

Thumbnail for the video titled "Thursday, May 28th, 2020 - KX Storm Team Evening Forecast - Dave Holder"

Unemployment Gray Areas

Thumbnail for the video titled "Unemployment Gray Areas"

IT Department Money

Thumbnail for the video titled "IT Department Money"

KX Storm Team Full Evening Forecast w/Tom Schrader 5/28

Thumbnail for the video titled "KX Storm Team Full Evening Forecast w/Tom Schrader 5/28"

Kids and Mental Health

Thumbnail for the video titled "Kids and Mental Health"

Lifeguard Shortage

Thumbnail for the video titled "Lifeguard Shortage"

BCBSND Partnership

Thumbnail for the video titled "BCBSND Partnership"

Volunteers turned Friends

Thumbnail for the video titled "Volunteers turned Friends"

Stimulus Debit Cards

Thumbnail for the video titled "Stimulus Debit Cards"

YHF

Thumbnail for the video titled "YHF"

KX Storm Team #OneMinuteForecast w/Tom Schrader 5/28

Thumbnail for the video titled "KX Storm Team #OneMinuteForecast w/Tom Schrader 5/28"

Amber's Thursday Morning #OneMinuteForecast 5/28

Thumbnail for the video titled "Amber's Thursday Morning #OneMinuteForecast 5/28"
More Video

KX News Trending Stories

Don't Miss

Daily Pledge

More Daily Pledge