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Dr. Reddy’s heartburn drug recalled over NDMA concerns

Dr. Reddy’s has joined the growing list of companies issuing a recall of heartburn medications. This week, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a recall of their “ranitidine medicines used to treat heartburn” after they were found to contain the carcinogen N-Nitrosodimethylamine aka NDMA.

The sale of medications containing ranitidine have been halted at Walmart, CVS Pharmacy, and Walgreens over NDMA contamination concerns. As of the time of CNN’s report, no illnesses from use of Dr. Reddy’s heartburn medication have been reported. As CNN explains, the FDA is currently “trying to determine what is causing this problem and has been working with international regulators to determine how the impurities are getting into these drugs.” If you’re a Dr. Reddy’s customer, you should consult your physician before making any changes to your heartburn medication routine. 

For CNN’s full report on the recall, click here:

To read the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recall notice, follow this link: