Zantac Recall-Treatment Options Through Compounding

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The popular heartburn medication Zantac, brand name for Ranitidine, has been recalled by numerous manufacturers and pulled from the shelves of many drug stores across the United States and Europe. This recall was initiated after the FDA found NDMA, a probable human carcinogen, in Ranitidine products.

What is NDMA?

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

How Can Compounding Pharmacies Help?

Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy has obtained USP grade Ranitidine HCL powder from an United States based, FDA registered wholesaler facility. Ranitidine USP powder is tested by a third party lab for purity, potency, heavy metals, and other impurities. The USP grade powder Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy uses in our lab does not contain NDMA, heavy metals, or other toxic impurities that have effected numerous other recalled Ranitidine products.

Our PCAB accredited pharmacy can work with you and your doctor to formulate a Ranitidine medication that best suites your need. Several dosage forms can be compounded including capsules, oral liquid, lollipops, tablets, or chewable gummies. Ask one of our pharmacists today to ask about the several options we can offer. Ranitidine can be compounded free of preservatives, dyes, and gluten. Pavilion also has vegetable based capsules available for patients who wish to avoid gelatin. Compounded medications do require a prescription from a licensed provider.

What should I do if I take Zantac?

Ask your doctor or pharmacist to see if there are other medications you could take during this time of the recall. Several medications are approved for the management of heartburn. Speak with your pharmacist or doctor to see if compounded Ranitidine is an option for you.

Pavilion’s pharmacists also recommend a multi strain, high potency probiotic that may be beneficial for patients who have heartburn/acid reflux. Our pharmacists recommend Ortho biotic by Orthomolecular, VSL #3, or Essential Flora by Logos.

L-Glutamine is an amino acid that is a main source of fuel for the cells of the small intestines and essential to tissue repair throughout the body. Enterocytes use the amino acid to help maintain the health of the mucosa. Our pharmacist’s recommend an L-Glutamine supplement that may benefit patient’s with heartburn. Pavilion’s pharmacists recommend GlutaShield by OrthoMolecular.

Contact Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy today to ask our pharmacists about treatment options. We can work with you and your medical provider to create a custom treatment plan individualized to your needs.

Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy, LLC


3200 Downwood Circle NW, Suite 210 Atlanta, GA 30327