Mylan Pharmaceuticals recalled 3 lots of the ulcer medication nizatidine after tests found low levels of a cancer-causing chemical impurity called NDMA (N-nitrosodimethylamine).
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Nizatidine Recalled After Tests Find Carcinogen
January 8, 2020 — Mylan Pharmaceuticals issued a voluntary recall for 3 lots of the ulcer medication Nizatidine (including 150-mg and 300-mg dosages) after tests detected “trace amounts” of contamination with NDMA.
What is NDMA?
NDMA (N-nitrosodimethylamine) is a toxic substance that is classified as a “probable human carcinogen” by the World Health Organization’s cancer-research agency. It is an impurity that is created by chemical reactions during the drug-making process. It is also commonly found in water and foods, such as meat, dairy products, and vegetables.
The recalled involves batches of nizatidine that were distributed from June 2017 through August 2018. The following 3 lots were recalled:
- 0378-5150-91 Nizatidine Capsules, USP 150mg Bottles of 60 3086746 May 2020
- 0378-5300-93 Nizatidine Capsules, USP 300mg Bottles of 30 3082876 Jan 2020
- 0378-5300-93 Nizatidine Capsules, USP 300mg Bottles of 30 3082877 Jan 2020
What is Nizatidine?
Nizatidine is the generic version of Azor®. It is used for the short-term treatment of stomach ulcers and duodenal ulcers. It may be used for up to a year in certain ulcer patients. Nizatidine is also used to treat esophagitis and heartburn due to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
List of Cancers Linked to NDMA
- Liver cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Intestinal cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Colon cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Bladder cancer
NDMA Cancer Lawsuits
After more than a dozen recalls, drug-makers are facing a growing number of lawsuits and class actions involving NDMA contamination in medications such as Zantac and Valsartan. Many of these lawsuits involve people who developed cancer after taking a recalled medication.
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