The TGA has recently announced a recall of several Ranitidine containing products from the Australian market.
Ranitidine, which is marketed in Australia under the brand name Zantac and various generic brands, is a tablet or liquid used to reduce stomach acid. Ranitidine is commonly prescribed to treat heartburn, reflux and stomach ulcers. This medication may have been prescribed by your GP, but it can also be purchased without a prescription from pharmacies, supermarkets and other retailers.
The TGA has advised that there is no immediate health risk associated with Ranitidine as the risks are associated with long-term use with this medication. However, people who use Ranitidine may need to switch to alternative therapies.
If you have been prescribed or are taking Ranitidine please make an appointment with one of our GPs for a clinical review to discuss how your medication fit in with your treatment plan. Consultation fees apply.
Further information about this recall can found at the TGA website: https://www.tga.gov.au/alert/ranitidine