It was April 1st, 2020, when FDA announced that all manufacturers must withdraw the over the counter and prescription drugs containing ranitidine from the market, with immediate effect. Valisure Pharmacy suspected that NDMA levels in Zantac rose to incredibly high levels when exposed to higher temperatures and was confirmed by the FDA that this occurred when the molecule was stored for the long term.
In a statement by the FDA, it was mentioned that NDMA levels were found to rise in ranitidine, and this occurred at a much rapid pace when storage was at higher temperatures, even high room temperatures. Moreover, it is identified by many studies that high internal body temperatures and reactions of the drug with stomach acid could also lead to the formation of high NDMA levels and, therefore, their deposition in the body.
NDMA is a cancer-causing compound that has been used on lab rats for decades to induce tumors and cancers on them and has been absolutely effective almost every time. Low NDMA levels are taken in through food items like fish, cured meat, etc. but these are not over the 98ng daily intake limit recommended by the FDA. When Zantac or ranitidine medication is consumed, NDMA levels multiply by hundreds and thousands of times, evidence of which is present in urine samples from research conducted at Stanford.
It is confirmed by the latest FDA testing and evaluation that even under normal storage conditions, NDMA levels present in Znatac increase drastically, and the same happens at an even higher rate when storage is at higher temperatures. This may include the production facilities, shipping containers, railroads, trucks, and any other points where the Zantac medicine passes through before reaching the consumer. Consumers must immediately stop using the medicine as the inherent instability of the drug molecule is very dangerous.
It is recommended by the FDA that Zantac users must consult their health professionals and get an alternative heartburn relief medicine prescribed. Any supplies of ranitidine or Zantac medications must be disposed of appropriately, and during the current COVID-19 outbreak, no medication shall be returned to any POS or drug stores.
There is an evident link between Zantac/ranitidine and cancer, following which thousands of U.S. citizens are filing lawsuits against the producers of the deadly drug. If you are diagnosed with kidney cancer, prostate cancer, stomach cancer, bladder cancer, colorectal cancer, uterine cancer, or any other time among the many, consult an experienced lawyer immediately.
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