Antacid

Zantac

Ranitidine and nizatidine, known respectively by their brand names Zantac and Axid, are commonly used drugs to treat heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other stomach ulcer diseases. 

Earlier this year, an online pharmacy reported that they detected N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in ranitidine drugs on the U.S. market. After a preliminary investigation, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) called for voluntary recalls of both ranitidine and nizatidine drugs that had unsafe levels of NDMA.

Introduced

1980s

Treats

Heartburn, GERD, stomach ulcer diseases

Side Effects

Exposure to NDMA

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