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What Cancers Are Linked to Zantac?

Zantac, a heartburn medication that became a household name after its release in 1983, was discontinued in 2020 after a small pharmacy startup called Valisure tested its active ingredient, ranitidine. They discovered alarmingly high amounts of a chemical called  N-Nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA. NDMA is a…

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Can You Still Buy Zantac?

Zantac (ranitidine), released in 1983, was a popular heartburn medication available in both over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription forms. There were nearly 14 million prescriptions issued for it in 2019.  Ranitidine, a type of drug called an H2 blocker, treats heartburn by reducing stomach acid. Eating…