Drugs Withdrawn from Costa Rican Market

The Ministry of Health decided to withdraw all registered drugs containing oral ranitidine from the market, arguing that long-term exposure of people to this substance may increase the risk of cancer.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

With the available data there is no evidence that the presence of this substance could have caused harm to patients who have consumed the drug, however, the potential risk arising from the cumulative effect, makes it necessary for health regulatory authorities to take different precautionary measures to avoid their presence in medicines, informed local authorities.

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From the Ministry of Health statement:

October 07, 2019. The Ministry of Health, through the Direction of Regulation of Products of Sanitary Interest and following the alerts and informative notes published by different International Regulatory Authorities, communicates to health professionals and the general population about the detection of N-Nitroso dimethylamine (NDMA) in the analysis carried out in several batches of medicines containing the active principle ranitidine.

On the drug RANITIDINE:
Ranitidine is a drug used to reduce acid production in the stomach in situations such as gastric ulcer or gastroesophageal reflux.

Read full statement (In Spanish).

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