CVS Stops Selling Zantac
If your anything like me, usually once a week I reach for a Zantac especially if I plan on doing any cooking.
It looks like the popular pharmacy CVS has announced that they are going to stop selling the heartburn medication Zantac immediately due to health concerns, according to ABC 7.
The announcement was made on Saturday in response to an alert from the Federal Drug Administration that ranitidine products may contain a possible human carcinogen and cause cancer.
Ranitidine is an ingredient in Zantac and some CVS Health-brand products that is an H2 blocker that is taken to provide heartburn relief.
To be clear, Zantac and ranitidine products have not been officially recalled, and the FDA has said that patients should NOT stop taking these products. If you have purchased any of these products from CVS, you can still return the products to your local CVS for a refund.
CVS also said that they have other over the counter heartburn medications available for purchase including Pepcid, Tagamet, and other generic brands.
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