Aifa has ordered the withdrawal of some batches of the drug against ulcerated ranitidine due to carcinogenic contaminants from the pharmacy and distribution chain due to the presence of a contaminant called N-nitrosodimethylamine, which belongs to the class of nitrosamines in the active substance ranitidine.
We see the characteristics and batches of the withdrawn drug and the subject of the warning.
Following notification of voluntary withdrawal by Laboratori Guidotti Spa, here are the batches of the drug affected by the alert:
1) ULCEX 150 mg ZP AIC 025084017, lot number 162, valid until 11-2019
2 ) ULCEX 150 mg, valid until AIC 025084017, lot number 186, valid until 06-2021
3) ULCEX 150 mg, valid until AIC 025084017, lot number 186 / A with expiration date 06-2021
4) ULCEX 300 mg cpr AIC 025084056, Lot # 171 to 05-2020
5) ULCEX 300 mg cpr AIC 025084056, Lot # 171 / A to 05-2020
The ranitium Idina is an inhibitor of acid secretion that is used in the treatment of ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux and heartburn is applied. It should not cause any problems when taken in small amounts, but if it is taken in excessive amounts, it is likely to be carcinogenic from animal experiments. It is contained in some foods and in water.
For the sake of greater security, we recommend that consumers check whether they have the lots listed and the reason for the warning. Just go to the pharmacy and have them replaced with medicines that do not include too many of the warnings.
Not even a month ago, ranitidine was a big shock across Europe for medicines produced in factories in India. So there was a general warning to trigger control over all the drugs for the possible presence of nitrosamines
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