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Zantac recalled as a 'precaution' - Latest Pharmacy News

Zantac recalled as a 'precaution' - Latest Pharmacy News”

Pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline has issued an urgent recall of a popular heartburn and stomach ulcer medicine over contamination fears of a chemical linked to cancer.

The pharma company told Proactive all unexpired stock of four types of the drug was going to be removed from retailers as a "precautionary action" and investigations were ongoing.

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 dosages.

Community pharmacy teams are asked to quarantine all remaining stocks of these four batches of Zantac products and return it through the suppliers' approved process.

"GSK informed the MHRA of our decision to suspend the release, distribution and supply of all dose forms of Zantac products", a company spokesman confirmed to Reuters.

However they suggested sufferers don't cease taking their remedy and search their medical doctors recommendation.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has announced that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is recalling all unexpired stock of four types of Zantac in the United Kingdom, used to treat heartburn and stomach ulcers.

An MHRA investigation into other ranitidine medicines which may also be affected is continuing and further updates will be provided as this investigation progresses. "Patient safety remains our utmost priority and we are taking this issue very seriously", the company said.

The MHRA has asked manufacturers to quarantine all products which may contain the active pharmaceutical ingredient that is potentially affected by this issue.

NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen - a substance that could cause cancer.

When ingested in small levels, it's to believe to cause any harm.

Currently, there is no evidence that medicines containing this type of impurity have caused any harm to patients, say experts.

Ranitidine products are available over-the-counter and on prescription.



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