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Old 01-10-2020, 01:22 PM   #1
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Three heartburn drugs recalled

I think some folks here may be taking these heartburn drugs....

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/a...gen-fears.html

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Old 01-10-2020, 01:40 PM   #2
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My husband has bad heartburn because his valve doesn’t completely close. He switched to baking soda water years ago.
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Old 01-10-2020, 03:21 PM   #3
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From the article, it seems like you'd have to keep your Zantac (ranitidine) at very high temperatures for some period of time before worrying about it becoming (slightly?) carcinogenic. If I were taking one of these drugs, I would just make sure I was storing them consistently at room temperature or below.

Here's a quote talking about how hot Zantac would need to get before the amount of the carcinogen in question (NDMA) becomes worrisome.

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While its NDMA content met safety standards (below 96 nanograms) at room temperature, once heated to 158 degrees F, NDMA levels rose to 142 nanograms.
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From the article, it seems like you'd have to keep your Zantac (ranitidine) at very high temperatures for some period of time before worrying about it becoming (slightly?) carcinogenic. If I were taking one of these drugs, I would just make sure I was storing them consistently at room temperature or below.
Agree.

Interior car temperatures when sitting in the sun can easily reach 150 F in an hour on a hot day in Florida.

Leaving this stuff in a gym bag stored in the car or just in a console/glove box might cause it to yield an unintended result.

Safe storage is key.

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Old 01-12-2020, 08:39 AM   #5
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Agree.

Interior car temperatures when sitting in the sun can easily reach 150 F in an hour on a hot day in Florida.

Leaving this stuff in a gym bag stored in the car or just in a console/glove box might cause it to yield an unintended result.

Safe storage is key.

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I'd also wonder about temperature-controlled storage while it was being transported to warehouses or the retail stores. I see a lot of trains and trucks baking in the summer heat.
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Old 01-12-2020, 09:18 AM   #6
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how does bs work?and how much and how often does he take it?>
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I take clopidogrel (Plavix) so I can't use proton pump inhibitors. My next reflux med of choice was ranitidine (Zantac). My local Rite Aid didn't have it; Amazon doesn't seem to have it (search failed). So, faced with few good alternatives I ordered the generic of Pepcid, Famotidine, last night. It's so confusing. The FDA and drug interaction sites say that "...omeprazole reduces the effectiveness of clopidogrel." My doctor switched me from Brilinta to Plavix without telling me about this. I ran into the information by accident when I was looking into something else. So I quit taking omeprazole for now. I wish they would continue to make ranitidine available to people over 70 who probably won't have time to get cancer from it.
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Old 01-12-2020, 10:03 AM   #8
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My husband uses 3 tablespoons in a big soda bottle and mixes it with water. He just drinks a little when he is having heartburn. Don’t do this if you have HBP.
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Old 01-12-2020, 11:56 AM   #9
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I've been taking generic Prevacid (PPI) for about 5 years, one pill every other day, so only half the minimum dosage. It was working well, but I decide to go cold turkey 2 weeks ago, when a retired nurse I know was horrified to hear I had been on a PPI for so long, even at half dosage. SO far so good. Some coughing now and then, worse at night when lying down. But no major discomfort. Have to take about 5 calcium antacid pills per day, to quell the occasional acid attack on my esophagus. Have to use a big pillow to prop myself up at night sometimes when trying to sleep, otherwise lots of coughing.
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