Health product recall

Maximum Strength Acid Reducer Without prescription: NDMA impurity

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Summary

Product
Maximum Strength Acid Reducer Without prescription
Issue
Health products - Product quality
What to do

See instructions below. 

Affected products

Brand

Product Name

Market Authorization

Dosage Form

Strength

Lot

Maximum Strength Acid Reducer Without prescription

Maximum Strength Acid Reducer Without prescription

DIN 02293471

Tablet

Ranitidine (Ranitidine Hydrochloride) 150mg

629744A, 629744B, 629744E, 629973C, 629973D, 632043A, 632043F, 632058B, 632058J, 629744F, 632058H, 629744G, 629973B, 632043D, 632043E, 632058A, 631893C, 629744H, 632058I, 629974A, 629974B, 629744I, 632043G, 632058D, 632058G, 629744J, 632043H, 629973A, 632043B, 629744C

Issue

Presence of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) close or above the acceptable concentration limit in affected lots.

What you should do

  • Talk to your doctor or pharmacist at your earliest convenience about alternative, non-ranitidine treatment options appropriate for your health circumstances. There are many prescription and over-the-counter drug alternatives in Canada that are authorized for the same or similar uses as ranitidine.
  • Individuals taking a prescription ranitidine drug, including a recalled product, should not stop taking it unless they have spoken to their health care provider and obtained alternative treatment, as the risk of not treating the condition may be greater than the risk related to NDMA exposure.
  • Contact your health care provider if you have taken a ranitidine product and you have concerns about your health.
  • Report any health product adverse events or complaints to Health Canada.

Additional information

Previous recalls or alerts
Background

Depth of recall: Retailers 

Details
Original published date: 2022-03-11
Alert / recall type
Health product recall
Category
Health product - Drugs
Companies

Pharmascience Inc.

6111 ave. Royalmount,

Montreal, Quebec,

H4P 2T4 

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Healthcare
Industry
Recall class
Type I
Identification number
RA-63977