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Ranitidine products recalled

The TGA is advising consumers and health professionals that several ranitidine-containing products have been removed from the Australian market due to contamination with an impurity called N‑nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).

Ranitidine tablets and oral liquids are now in short supply as a number of commonly-used brands have been recalled from pharmacies, hospitals, wholesalers, and other retail outlets, such as supermarkets and online stores. Additional brands may be recalled as TGA continues testing and discussions with companies that supply ranitidine.

Ranitidine, which is marketed in Australia under the brand name Zantac and various generic brands, is used to reduce stomach acid and is commonly used to treat heartburn. It may also be prescribed by a doctor to treat and prevent heartburn, reflux and ulcers.

Ranitidine is available in Australia as a prescription medicine and can also be purchased without a prescription from pharmacies, supermarkets and other retailers.

The following products have been recalled so far:

Sandoz Ranitidine

  1. Mylanta Ranitidine 300mg 24Hour Action Tablet 14’s Blister ARTG 116268
  2. RANITIDINE Sandoz 300mg Tablet 30’s ARTG 70356
  3. RANITIDINE Sandoz 150mg Tablet 60’s Blister pack ARTG 70325
  4. RANITIDINE GH 300mg Tablet 30’s Blister ARTG 219142
  5. RANITIDINE GH 150mg Tablet 60’s Blister ARTG 219141
  6. RANITAL FORTE ranitidine 300mg film-coated tablet blister pack ARTG 117184
  7. RANITAL 150mg TABLETS ranitidine 150mg blister pack ARTG 75206

Apotex Ranitidine Tablets

  1. APO-Ranitidine 150mg & 300mg tablets
  2. CHEMMART Ranitidine 150mg & 300mg tablets
  3. TERRY WHITE CHEMISTS Ranitidine 150mg & 300mg tablets
  4. APOHEALTH Ranitidine Acid and Heartburn 150mg & 300mg tablets

Zantac Ranitidine (Aspen Pharmacare)

  1. Zantac ranitidine 150 mg/10 mL liquid bottle ARTG 35188
  2. Zantac ranitidine 150 mg tablet blister pack ARTG 53324
  3. Zantac ranitidine 300 mg tablet blister pack ARTG53323
  4. Zantac ranitidine 150 mg effervescent tablet tube ARTG 45993
  5. Zantac ranitidine 50 mg/2 mL injection ampoule ARTG 12536
  6. Zantac DOUBLE STRENGTH ranitidine 300 mg tablet blister pack ARTG 95076
  7. Zantac ranitidine 150 mg tablet blister pack ARTG 71786