Perrigo branded Ranitidine Recall [US]


US FlagUS/Silver Spring: Logo - Perrigo Company plcPerrigo Company plc, an Allegan, Michigan establishment and a subsidiary of Perrigo of Hogan Place, Dublin, Ireland, recalls all current batch/lots and package sizes of Ranitidine, a drug available OTC and by prescription within the United States, due to a specific Nitrosamine contamination called N-nitrosodimethylamine (“NDMA”), a probable human Carcinogen, a substance that could cause Cancer, all serious health hazards.

FDA: http://ht.ly/Msef30pNfyx

Direct link: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/perrigo-company-plc-issues-voluntary-worldwide-recall-ranitidine-due-possible-presence-impurity-n

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following drug products are subject to this recall:

  • Ranitidine, sold both over-the-counter (“OTC”) and at higher dosage strengths, by prescription by a licensed medical practitioner

==> No barcodes, DINs, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the FDA, after regulatory bodies announced that Ranitidine may potentially contain the contaminant NDMA, Perrigo began testing of its externally sourced Ranitidine active pharmaceutical ingredient (“API”) and Ranitidine-based products. On October 8, 2019, Perrigo halted shipments of the product based upon preliminary results. Based on the totality of data gathered to date, Perrigo has made the decision to conduct this recall. You should neither administer nor consume the recalled drug products identified above.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Ranitidine medications, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another preparation or treatment plan. Instead, return the drugs to the store, pharmacist or distributor where you purchased them for a full refund.

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If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Perrigo Company plc at 1-888-817-2180 during normal business hours Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday or on the Web at http://www.perrigo.com.

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==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Carcinogenic contamination, please search for “Cancer” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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Recalls Direct RIN: 12219-2019
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