Over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac pulled in US, Canada

Packages of Zantac | Photo Source: AP Photo / Mark Lennihan
Packages of Zantac | Photo Source: AP Photo / Mark Lennihan(KALB)
Published: Oct. 18, 2019 at 4:48 PM CDT
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Drugmaker Sanofi is recalling its over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac in the U.S. and Canada because of possible contamination.


that have recently recalled their versions of the popular heartburn and ulcer drug.

In September, the

said a potentially cancer-causing chemical had been detected at low levels in prescription and over-the-counter versions of Zantac.

The federal agency said consumers could consider taking another heartburn medicine or contact their doctor.

and generic versions from store shelves.

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