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.




Heartburn, GERD, stomach ulcer diseases

Side Effects

Exposure to NDMA

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A photo of a woman's hand as she hovers over a pill container thinking about which alternative to Zantac she should select.

5 Alternatives to Zantac

Benjamin Duong · January 7, 2020

What are the alternative options to treat heartburn and related conditions? Here are 5 medications to take instead of Zantac.

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