FDA issues warning for zantac


Brendan: IT’S TIME FOR GOOD QESM YOU ASKED I GET TO ANSWER. TONIGHT’S QUESTION COMES FROM MEREDITH WHO USES A POPULAR HEARTBURN MEDICATION ZANTAC. SHE WONDERS IF IT’S STILL OK IT TAKE IT AFTER THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION WARNED IT MAY CONTAIN A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IMPURITY. I WENT TO AN EXPERT TO GET ANSWER. YOU THINK THAT WAS A GOOD MOVE? YES. I THINK THAT IT’S SAFER THAT WAY. Dr. WRETCH HARD MILLS INTERNAL MEDICAL PHYSICIAN WITH ROPERS St.S PARTNERS TALKING ABOUT THE FACT THE COUNTRY’S THREE LARGEST PHARMACY CHAINS HAVE STOPPED SELLING XIAN TECH IN — ZANTAC AND ITS GENERIC ALTERNATIVE TO SEE IF A THEY CONTAIN MDMA, A CARCINOGEN. JUST THE WORD CARCINOGEN INVOKES A LOT OF FEAR. THANKFULLY THE ODDS OF IT HAPPENING ARE NOT THAT HIGH AND IT TAKES LONG-TERM EXPOSURE TO THINKING. Reporter: Dr. MILLS SAYS YEARS OF EXPOSURE, BUT THE LOW LEVELS OF MDMA FOUND IN THE ACTIVE INGREDIENT IN THIS MEDICATION WAS STILL FOUND TO BE UNACCEPTABLE. THE REASON FOR THE RECALL. CAUSING PROBLEMS ARE VERY SLICT AND THE F.D.A. IS BEING VERY CAUTIOUS, WHICH IS APPROPRIATE. IT USUALLY TAKES YEARS OF EXPOSURE TO DEVELOP A CANCER. SO WHAT I WOULD DO IN YOUR CASE IS I WOULD SAY QUIT TAKING IT AND BUY ONE OF THE OTHER TWO TYPES COZ INS OF DUCK ON THE MARKET. THE OTHER TYPES TAGAMET AND PEPCID. WHITE F.D.A. CONFIRMS THE POSSIBLE CONTAMINATION THERE ARE STEPS YOU CAN TAKE WHILE ZANTAC REMAINS OFF ZOR SHELVES. IF YOU HAVE BEEN TAKING ZANTAC I WOULD SUGGEST CONTACT THE PHARMACY SEE IF YOUR BATCH IS ONE OF THE THOSE FCT ADD AND CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT YOU SHOULD DISCONTINUE IT. IF YOU ARE TAKING ZANTAC YOU SHOULD CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BECAUSE THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES WITH TREATING HEARTBURN. IF YOU HAVE A GOOD QUESTION GO

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