Your Heartburn Medicine Has Been Removed from Store Shelves – What Should You Do for Relief?

By May 5, 2020 May 14th, 2021 No Comments

If you suffer from heartburn and rely on Zantac for relief, it’s important you stop taking it immediately. The FDA recently recalled all Zantac products due to the potential of exposure to unacceptable levels of NDMA, a probable human carcinogen that can cause cancer.

Don’t worry because there are many other options that can provide relief for your heartburn.

Other medications that are known to assist with heartburn and that have tested negative for signs of NDMA include famotidine (Pepcid), cimetidine (Tagamet), esomeprazole (Nexium), lansoprazole (Prevacid) and omeprazole (Prilosec). Many of these can be purchased over the counter at your local pharmacy.

Aside from medication, quitting smoking, watching your diet and losing weight have been shown to significantly improve symptoms. Additionally, you can try sleeping on your left side with your head slightly elevated as this helps reduce the amount of stomach acid that will back up into the esophagus and worsen the condition.

If you suffer from heartburn, we recommend consulting with your physician before switching medications and to ensure there are no other underlying conditions.

For those that have taken Zantac and have suffered from negative side effects such as cancer, our team is here to help. Trust our experience to help seek justice on your behalf. Get started with a free case evaluation by contacting our team.

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