FDA Recall: Ranitidine Tablets, Syrup and Oral Solution by Amneal Pharmaceuticals

Nov. 14, 2019

Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Bridgewater, NJ is voluntarily recalling Ranitidine Tablets, 150 mg and 300 mg, and Ranitidine Syrup (Ranitidine Oral Solution, USP), 15 mg/mL to the consumer level are being recalled because of potential N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) amounts above levels established by the FDA.

NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant and found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products and vegetables.

Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC. has not received any reports of adverse events that have been confirmed to be directly related to this recall. Ranitidine Tablets, USP and Ranitidine Syrup (Ranitidine Oral Solution, USP), manufactured by Amneal, are prescription oral products. Ranitidine is a histamine-2 blocker, which decreases the amount of acid created by the stomach. Prescription ranitidine is approved for multiple indications, including treatment and prevention of ulcers of the stomach and intestines and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease.

The affected Ranitidine Tablets, USP and Ranitidine Syrup (Ranitidine Oral Solution, USP) were distributed directly to Wholesalers, Distributors, Retailers and Repackagers.

Amneal is notifying its direct customers via mail (UPS Standard Overnight) by mailing a recall notification letter and is arranging for return of all recalled product. Anyone with an existing inventory of the product should quarantine the recalled lots immediately.

FDA has the release.