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Tue Oct 8, 2019, 10:24 PM

GSK recalls popular heartburn drug Zantac globally after cancer scare

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) on Tuesday said it is recalling the popular heartburn medicine Zantac in all markets as a “precaution”, days after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found “unacceptable” levels of probable cancer-causing impurity in the drug.

Zantac, also sold generically as ranitidine, is the latest drug in which cancer-causing impurities have been found. Regulators have been recalling some blood pressure and heart failure medicines since last year.

Britain's medicines watchdog said GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) was recalling four prescription-only Zantac medicines: a syrup, an injection and tablets of 150 and 300 milligram (mg) dosages. (bit.ly/2IATooO)

Over-the-counter 75 mg dosage Zantac products are produced by a different company and are not affected by the recall, it added.

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HEALTH NEWS OCTOBER 8, 2019 / 11:29 AM / UPDATED 6 HOURS AGO
Justin George Varghese
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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-gsk-heartburn-zantac/gsk-recalls-popular-heartburn-drug-zantac-globally-after-cancer-scare-idUSKBN1WN1SL

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Champion Jack Oct 8 #1
BlueIdaho Oct 9 #3
wishstar Oct 9 #2
scarytomcat Oct 9 #5
MicaelS Oct 9 #6
not fooled Oct 9 #4
SansACause Oct 9 #7

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 11:23 PM

1. Shit.....I took that for years to help with the effects of this hiatel hernia....shit

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 01:25 AM

2. Over-the-counter 75 mg dosage Zantac are produced by another company and not being recalled

So hopefully those of us who have only used 75 mg Zantac sold over the counter have not been exposed to the impurities.

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Response to wishstar (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:20 AM

5. is that the 150 mg also?

I just got a new bottle last week still unopened

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Response to wishstar (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:08 PM

6. Watched 60 Minutes on Sunday.

One researcher said it was an integral part of the drug itself. Size does not matter. I would not take it in any form.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 01:40 AM

4. India? China?

Where were these drugs made? Not in a U.S. lab, you can be sure.

Drug cos. deliberately obscure and hide the origins of their products.

More profit, less concern for the well being of their customers.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 04:30 PM

7. Just take two of the 75 mg

Same dosage, without all the toxins.

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