Are you taking Ranitidine (also known in Australia as Zantac as well as other generic names)? It is used to reduce stomach acid and treat heartburn. It may also be prescribed by a doctor to treat reflux and ulcers.
Therapeutic Goods Australia (TGA) is advising consumers of international reports of contamination of Ranitidine with a contaminant called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). This issue may affect multiple Australian supplied Ranitidine products. The risk of NDMA in Rantidine, at levels indicated to date is considered low however such contamination is considered unacceptable for a medicine.
The TGA is working to investigate the issue further and individuals using Ranitdine are recommended to see their doctor to discuss alternative treatment options.
If you are taking Ranitidine, please contact the surgery to make an appointment with your regular treating doctor before stopping treatment.
Check out the following link for more information https://www.tga.gov.au/alert/ranitidine