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asked in category: General Last Updated: 28th January, 2020

Does famotidine have NDMA?

A. FDA's testing has not found NDMA in Pepcid (famotidine), Tagamet (cimetidine), Nexium (esomeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole) and Prilosec (omeprazole) at this time. In addition, assessment of their manufacturing processes indicates these medicines should not contain NDMA.

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Likewise, does famotidine contain ranitidine?

The chain will continue to sell other over-the-counter (OTC) heartburn medications, like Pepcid and Tagamet, which don't contain ranitidine.

Likewise, how long is it safe to take famotidine? Do not take more than two tablets of OTC famotidine in a 24-hour period and don't take it for longer than 2 weeks unless your doctor recommends it. If you use OTC famotidine for 2 weeks and still have symptoms of heartburn or indigestion, stop the drug and call your doctor.

Considering this, is there a recall on famotidine?

Bedford Laboratories and FDA notified healthcare professionals of the voluntary recall of one lot of Famotidine Injection, 20 mg/2 mL (NDC 55390-029-10), Lot# 609336, exp. 04/06, due to a lack of sterility assurance.

What medications contain NDMA?

12/19/2018: UPDATE - FDA presents interim limits of nitrosamines in currently marketed ARBs

Drug Maximum Daily Dose (mg/day) Acceptable Intake NDMA (ppm)**
Valsartan 320 0.3
Losartan 100 0.96
Irbesartan 300 0.32
Azilsartan 80 1.2

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