The products are contaminated with NDMA, a probable cancer causer

By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs

October 1, 2019

PhotoApotex Corp., is recalling all pack sizes and formats of Ranitidine Hydrochloride tablets.

The products are contaminated with N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) above levels established by the FDA.

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

The following products are being recalled:

Product Strength Pack Size NDC Number
Ranitidine tablets, USP 150mg- acid reducer (Rite Aid) 150 mg 50’s Bottle 11822-6052-1
Ranitidine tablets, USP 150mg- acid reducer (Rite Aid) 150 mg 65’s Bottle 11822-6052-2
Ranitidine tablets, USP 150mg- acid reducer (Rite Aid) 150 mg 95’s Bottle 11822-4727-3
Ranitidine tablets, USP 150mg- acid reducer (Walmart) 150 mg 65’s Bottle 49035-117-06
Ranitidine tablets, USP 150mg- acid reducer (Walmart) 150 mg 24’s Bottle 49035-100-00
Wal-Zan 150 RANITIDINE TABLETS, USP 150 mg / ACID REDUCER (WALGREENS) 150 mg 200’s Bottle 0363-1030-07
Product Strength Pack Size NDC Number
Ranitidine tablets, USP 150 mg – acid reducer (Rite Aid) 150 mg 24’s Bottle 11822-6051-8
Ranitidine tablets, USP 150mg- acid reducer (Walmart) 150 mg 130’s Bottle 49035-100-07
Wal-Zan 150 RANITIDINE TABLETS, USP 150 mg / ACID REDUCER (WALGREENS) 150 mg 24’s Bottle 0363-1013-02
Wal-Zan 75 RANITIDINE TABLETS, USP 75 mg / ACID REDUCER (WALGREENS) 75 mg 30’s Bottle 0363-1029-03
Cool mint Ranitidine tablets, USP 150 mg – acid reducer (Rite Aid) 150 mg 24’s Bottle 11822-6107-4
Wal-Zan 150 RANITIDINE TABLETS, USP 150 mg / ACID REDUCER (WALGREENS) 150 mg 65’s Bottle 0363-1030-06
Wal-Zan 150 RANITIDINE TABLETS, USP 150 mg / ACID REDUCER (WALGREENS) 150 mg 95’s Bottle 0363-1030-09

What to do

Consumers who have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using the recalled product.

Customers who purchased the recalled products may contact Apotex at (800)706-5575 from 8:30am 5:00pm (EST) Monday thru Friday) by email at UScustomerservice@Apotex.com.

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