By Lizzie Parry in The Sun.
COMMON heartburn drugs sold over-the-counter have been urgently recalled – over fears they could contain cancer-causing chemicals.
It’s the third major recall of its kind, six types of prescription-only Zantac were recalled earlier this month.
Now, six more products have been added to the list, the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) confirmed.
They warned there had been a possible contamination of the active drug in Zantac and some own-brand medicines, rantidine.
It has identified an impurity called NDMA – which has been linked to certain cancers – in the medicines.
The latest alerts related to medications made by the firm Perrigo Company plc.
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