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Ranitidine x 6 packets of 75mg 12 tablets delivered £3.75 @ Home Health (UK) Ltd via Amazon.
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Ranitidine x 6 packets of 75mg 12 tablets delivered £3.75 @ Home Health (UK) Ltd via Amazon.

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Posted 28th Oct
  • If like me you have found that there seems to be a national shortage of these I thought this was a great price!
  • Indigestion Relief Ranitidine 75mg Tablets provide fast and effective relief from heartburn, indigestion, acid indigestion and hyperacidity.
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yeah the reason there is a shortage of these is that they have been found to be causing cancer, in the US they are restricting supply/recalling this drug, the FDA might ban it
Edited by: "MrMoonX" 28th Oct
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I am sure I saw something about USA recalling this ? Maybe wrong but I’d check it out
yeah the reason there is a shortage of these is that they have been found to be causing cancer, in the US they are restricting supply/recalling this drug, the FDA might ban it
Edited by: "MrMoonX" 28th Oct
They are linked with stomach, intestinal cancer I have read.
Not all ranatadine causes cancer. There are some brands of ranatadine tablets that have been found to have an impurity that can cause cancer.
I'm on ranatadine after an op and checked with the doctor. It's only Xantac branded ones that have been recalled apparently.
In the US it's the larger dose tablets that have been recalled.
It’s specific brands though caused apparently by a change in the manufacturing process. I don’t think these would be included but you can read into this more here Link
They have been recalled in the US to due a carcinogenic compound in the prescription version of ranitidine.

As far as I know it was just there.

Use omeprazole. Works better.

I have GERD and have used both. Ranitidine doesn't get rid of the heartburn as well as a PPI.
Edited by: "hearts22" 28th Oct
Cashless28/10/2019 19:32

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If you bought six boxes the total would be £4.50. So great price delivered if house bound like me
Thanks
hearts2228/10/2019 19:42

They have been recalled in the US to due a carcinogenic compound in the …They have been recalled in the US to due a carcinogenic compound in the prescription version of ranitidine. As far as I know it was just there. Use omeprazole. Works better. I have GERD and have used both. Ranitidine doesn't get rid of the heartburn as well as a PPI.


Agreed - always good to have some Ranitidine in the house in case the Omeprazole dosage hasn't done the trick!
dorey6928/10/2019 19:42

If you bought six boxes the total would be £4.50. So great price delivered …If you bought six boxes the total would be £4.50. So great price delivered if house bound like me




It's boxes of 12 in poundstretcher as well.

That'll be why the comment was deleted

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1 x Teaspoon of Bicarb in 1/2 pint of water works instantly for me
I've just started using these recently and they're pretty good at fighting off the effects of heartburn.
They were £3.45 a week or two ago.
Thanks I have ordered couldn’t find any in a few shops near me so this is a massive help
Well has the OP I have cancelled my order due to the recall...booked doctors appointment for omeprazole!!
If people aren’t wanting to buy 6 home bargains sell it for 75p
Before you all start taking alternative products that may not work for you:

From: health.harvard.edu/blo…911

What is NDMA and what harm can it cause?NDMA is an environmental contaminant that is found in water and foods, including dairy products, vegetables, and grilled meats. Its classification as a probable carcinogen is based on studies in animals; studies in humans are very limited.

It is important to know that the NDMA in ranitidine products does not pose any immediate health risks. Neither the FDA nor Novartis/Sandoz or Apotex have received any reports of adverse events related to NDMA found in ranitidine. Although classified as a probable carcinogen, NDMA may cause cancer only after exposure to high doses over a long period of time. NDMA is one of the same impurities that was found in certain heart medications beginning last year and that resulted in the recall of many products.


Also article at scientificamerican.com/art…ac/
has claim and counterclaim - what to believe?

I take about one OTC ranitidine a month for heartburn - it works great for me so the risk is very low. Those taking it daily on prescription are likely in a different situation. Some clarity from health authorities (FDA, MHRA) would help.
They are 49p per pack in savers
It's the world's most painful drug recall as they're doing it a brand or form at a time. Last week it was one of the liquid formulations, before that 6 of the over the counter brands (presumably all made in the same factory).

Absolute risk if you take one or two every now and then is tiny (probably similar to having a bacon sandwich).

Drug companies are super cautious nowadays. I'm still taking them and I'm a pharmacist.
Teezgaff28/10/2019 19:51

1 x Teaspoon of Bicarb in 1/2 pint of water works instantly for me


Bicarb for me too! Instant relief
They're currently still investigating so there may be further recalls, the MHRA/EMA/FDA has taken a watch and see approach, while other authorities, Canada, Singapore etc have issued a full on recall. Manufacturers in the US and GB have voluntarily done a recall rather than be asked to.
mel_collins28/10/2019 21:04

They are 49p per pack in savers


Was going too say the same thing as I buy them weekly!
Rocknroiia28/10/2019 20:00

Well has the OP I have cancelled my order due to the recall...booked …Well has the OP I have cancelled my order due to the recall...booked doctors appointment for omeprazole!!


PPIs have worse side effects than ranitidine! (including increased risk of bowel cancer)
They are very effective for short-term use but they block vitamin and mineral absorption in the long term (including magnesium & B12), causing a wide array of problems.

I've had to reduce my dose to 1 every 2-3 weeks because I had a series of episodes where my heart raced, I had pins and needles all over my body and I was weak, short of breath & lightheaded to the point where I couldn't really move for 30-60 minutes.
It's only through the experience of others (a friend went through the same thing) that I linked the episodes to the PPI - my GP ran all sorts of tests but never pieced the two together.
I've not had another episode since drastically reducing my dosage

@hearts22 - please also take note!
Edited by: "BubaMan" 29th Oct
Teezgaff28/10/2019 19:51

1 x Teaspoon of Bicarb in 1/2 pint of water works instantly for me


Very old fashioned but very effective
I had taken them for years I have been diagnosed with cancer in my bladder and stomach probably with taking so many of these please be aware
AMAZON should know better !
Barry_Harrison29/10/2019 10:18

I had taken them for years I have been diagnosed with cancer in my bladder …I had taken them for years I have been diagnosed with cancer in my bladder and stomach probably with taking so many of these please be aware AMAZON should know better !


😥 Sorry to hear this.
My advice would be stay well clear of any of this!
Big Pharma is a money making machine nothing more nothing less!
Edited by: "BLOSSOM143" 29th Oct
BLOSSOM14329/10/2019 10:33

My advice would be stay well clear of any of this!Big Pharma is a money …My advice would be stay well clear of any of this!Big Pharma is a money making machine nothing more nothing less!



dude anything you buy is made for the sole purpose of making somebody somewhere money. Big Pharma saves lives but it’s not a charity.
Barry_Harrison29/10/2019 10:18

I had taken them for years I have been diagnosed with cancer in my bladder …I had taken them for years I have been diagnosed with cancer in my bladder and stomach probably with taking so many of these please be aware AMAZON should know better !


That's sad to read, I hope you can recover from this.
I have a Hiatus hernia and I've just started taking these in the last few month because the doctor told me I'd have to lose weight before they would consider surgery (I'm 6' and 17st in weight) but I won't order any more.
I think I'm going to push for surgery to correct it and go back to Lansoprazole until then.
Just need to lose a couple of stone so I can have the operation.
Barry_Harrison29/10/2019 10:18

I had taken them for years I have been diagnosed with cancer in my bladder …I had taken them for years I have been diagnosed with cancer in my bladder and stomach probably with taking so many of these please be aware AMAZON should know better !


So sorry to hear that Barry. Unfortunately amazon is only interested in the dollar and our government bodies testing these things should wake up. I'm very similar to yourself with another drug. Head up son x
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