Harvard Health Letter
What to do about the heartburn medication recall
News briefs By now, you’ve probably heard about the recall of a popular heartburn medication. Some drugs that contain ranitidine (best known as Zantac) have been found by the FDA to have unacceptable amounts of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a possible cancer-causing chemical (which also triggered recalls of certain lots of the blood pressure drugs called angiotensin-receptor blockers). While the FDA investigates ranitidine, you’re advised to talk to your doctor about whether to keep taking it.