& clarified that Ranitidine,an age old medicine to treat
gastric acidity is not banned.They said there is lot of
misconception & unnecessary confusion regarding
Earlier, there was a news item stating that Drug Controller
General of India (DGCI) had advised the manufacturers of
Ranitidine to verify their products and take appropriate
measures to ensure patient safety.
FACTS ON RANITIDINE:
1.Neither USFDA nor DGCI has asked for ban on Ranitidine.
2.Features in WHO's list of Essential Medicines.
The USFDA tested numerous Ranitidine products & found
levels of NDMA similar to levels one would be exposed to if
they ate common foods like grilled Or Smoked meats.
Dr.T.R.Raghu,HOD,Cardiology,Jayadeva Institute of Cardio
Vascular & Sciences & Research said,"The USFDA,in its
statement,confirmed that Ranitidine does not lead to Cancer
in typical stomach conditions of humans.Cardiologists like me
have been prescribing Ranitidine for several years & haven't yet
come across any adverse reactions in patients"
Ranitidine is given to outdoor patients as well as the patients in
ICU when they ar dealing with stress Ulcers says,Dr.Ashok Kumar,
Professor & HOD,Jayadeva Institute.
Dr,Nagendra Kumar,Columbia Hospitals,Dr.Purushotham Chavan,
Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology & Dr.Arun K.N.,Nephrologist
Bhagween Jain Hospital also addressed the media.