Nitrosamine impurities in medications: Recalls 

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What you should do

If a drug is recalled, you shouldn't stop taking your prescription medications until you:

Going without treatment for a medical condition may pose a greater health risk than potential nitrosamine exposure.

Speak to your pharmacist to see if the lot of medication you're taking is part of the recall.

You're encouraged to report a side effect to a drug or complaint to Health Canada.

ARBs recalls

Sartans or angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs)

If you're taking an ARB that has been recalled, you should:

Some ARBs have been recalled due to the presence of, or potential for, nitrosamine impurities.

Products not on this list have not been recalled in Canada. Recalls taking place in other countries may not impact Canadian products.

List of ARB medications recalled in Canada
Product name DIN Strength Lot # Date Recalled API Manufacturer
AURO-IRBESARTAN/HCT 02447878 150/12.5 mg IN1518001-A April 17, 2019 Aurobindo Pharma Limited, Unit-I
IRBESARTAN (PRO DOC LIMITEE) 02365200 150 mg 604292 March 11, 2019 TEVA API India Ltd.
IRBESARTAN (PRO DOC LIMITEE) 02365219 300 mg 601795 March 11, 2019 TEVA API India Ltd.
APO-LOSARTAN 02379058 25 mg NL1453 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
APO-LOSARTAN 02379058 25 mg NL1452 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
APO-LOSARTAN 02353504 50 mg NK1254 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
APO-LOSARTAN 02353504 50 mg NK1253 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
APO-LOSARTAN 02353512 100 mg NL1461 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
APO-LOSARTAN 02353512 100 mg NG2092 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
APO-LOSARTAN 02353512 1 00 mg NH5932 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
APO-LOSARTAN 02353512 100 mg NH5933 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
APO-LOSARTAN 02353512 100 mg NL1460 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
APO-LOSARTAN 02353512 100 mg NH5934 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
APO-LOSARTAN/HCTZ 02371235 50/12.5 mg NL1441 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
APO-LOSARTAN/HCTZ 02371235 50/12.5 mg NZ8848 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
APO-LOSARTAN/HCTZ 02371235 50/12.5 mg NL1445 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
APO-LOSARTAN/HCTZ 02371235 50/12.5 mg NZ8849 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
APO-LOSARTAN/HCTZ 02371235 50/12.5 mg NZ8860 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
APO-LOSARTAN/HCTZ 02371243 100/12.5 mg NG2087 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
APO-LOSARTAN/HCTZ 02371243 100/12.5 mg NL1421 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
APO-LOSARTAN/HCTZ 02371243 100/12.5 mg NG2086 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
APO-LOSARTAN/HCTZ 02371243 100/12.5 mg NL1422 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
APO-LOSARTAN/HCTZ 02371251 100/25 mg NL1429 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
APO-LOSARTAN/HCTZ 02371251 100/25 mg NZ8846 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
APO-LOSARTAN/HCTZ 02371251 100/25 mg NZ8847 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
APO-LOSARTAN/HCTZ 02371251 100/25 mg NZ8845 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
PMS-LOSARTAN 02309750 25 mg 498294 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
PMS-LOSARTAN 02309750 25 mg 605342 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
PMS-LOSARTAN 02309750 25 mg 611944 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
PMS-LOSARTAN 02309769 50 mg 498285 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
PMS-LOSARTAN 02309769 50 mg 600047 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
PMS-LOSARTAN 02309769 50 mg 600091 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
PMS-LOSARTAN 02309769 50 mg 603894 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
PMS-LOSARTAN 02309769 50 mg 612025 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
PMS-LOSARTAN 02309769 50 mg 612031 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
PMS-LOSARTAN 02309769 50 mg 612679 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
PMS-LOSARTAN 02309769 50 mg 616743 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
PMS-LOSARTAN 02309777 100 mg 498864 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
PMS-LOSARTAN 02309777 100 mg 602668 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
PMS-LOSARTAN 02309777 100 mg 603816 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
PMS-LOSARTAN 02309777 100 mg 605298 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
PMS-LOSARTAN 02309777 100 mg 605300 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
PMS-LOSARTAN 02309777 100 mg 613935 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
PMS-LOSARTAN 02309777 100 mg 613936 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
LOSARTAN (PRO DOC LIMITEE) 02394367 25 mg 498292 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
LOSARTAN (PRO DOC LIMITEE) 02394367 25 mg 605344 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
LOSARTAN (PRO DOC LIMITEE) 02394375 50 mg 498779 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
LOSARTAN (PRO DOC LIMITEE) 02394375 50 mg 600046 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
LOSARTAN (PRO DOC LIMITEE) 02394375 50 mg 603903 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
LOSARTAN (PRO DOC LIMITEE) 02394375 50 mg 498284 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
LOSARTAN (PRO DOC LIMITEE) 02394375 50 mg 603895 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
LOSARTAN (PRO DOC LIMITEE) 02394383 100 mg 499008 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
LOSARTAN (PRO DOC LIMITEE) 02394383 100 mg 605299 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
LOSARTAN (PRO DOC LIMITEE) 02394383 100 mg 605297 March 8, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
TEVA-LOSARTAN/HCTZ 02358263 50/12.5 mg 35344801A March 6, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
TEVA-LOSARTAN/HCTZ 02358263 50/12.5mg 35349397A March 6, 2019 Hetero Laboratories Limited Unit 1
MYLAN-VALSARTAN 02383527 40 mg All lots November 28, 2018 Mylan Laboratories Limited
MYLAN-VALSARTAN 02383535 80 mg All lots November 28, 2018 Mylan Laboratories Limited
MYLAN-VALSARTAN 02383543 160 mg All lots November 28, 2018 Mylan Laboratories Limited
MYLAN-VALSARTAN 02383551 3 20 mg All lots November 28, 2018 Mylan Laboratories Limited
TEVA-VALSARTAN/HCTZ TABLETS 02356996 80/12.5 mg 35211136A August 17, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
TEVA-VALSARTAN/HCTZ TABLETS 02357003 160/12.5 mg 35211335A August 17, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
TEVA-VALSARTAN/HCTZ TABLETS 02357003 160/12.5 mg 35211844R August 17, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
TEVA-VALSARTAN/HCTZ TABLETS 02357011 160/25 mg 35210937R August 17, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
TEVA-VALSARTAN/HCTZ TABLETS 02357011 160/25 mg 35210938R August 17, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
TEVA-VALSARTAN/HCTZ TABLETS 02357011 160/25 mg 35210939R August 17, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
TEVA-VALSARTAN/HCTZ TABLETS 02357011 160/25 mg 35210940R August 17, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
TEVA-VALSARTAN/HCTZ TABLETS 02357038 3 20/12.5 mg 35211546R August 17, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
ACT-VALSARTAN 02337487 40 mg K47338 July 9, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
ACT-VALSARTAN 02337495 80 mg K45370 July 9, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
ACT-VALSARTAN 02337495 80 mg K47652 July 9, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
ACT-VALSARTAN 02337495 80 mg K47653 July 9, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
ACT-VALSARTAN 02337495 80mg K47654 July 9, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
ACT-VALSARTAN 02337509 160 mg K39691 July 9, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
ACT-VALSARTAN 02337509 160 mg K44167 July 9, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
ACT-VALSARTAN 02337509 160 mg K47657 July 9, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
ACT-VALSARTAN 02337509 160 mg K47658 July 9, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
ACT-VALSARTAN 02337517 320 mg K44166 July 9, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
ACT-VALSARTAN 02337517 320 mg K45371 July 9, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
VALSARTAN (PRO DOC LIMITEE) 02367726 40 mg All lots July 9, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
VALSARTAN (PRO DOC LIMITEE) 02367734 80 mg All lots July 9, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
VALSARTAN (PRO DOC LIMITEE) 02367742 160 mg All lots July 9, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
VALSARTAN (PRO DOC LIMITEE) 02367750 320 mg All lots July 9, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
SANDOZ VALSARTAN 02356740 40 mg All lots July 9, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
SANDOZ VALSARTAN 02356759 80 mg All lots July 9, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
SANDOZ VALSARTAN 02356767 160 mg All lots July 9, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
SANDOZ VALSARTAN 02356775 320 mg All lots July 9, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
SANIS VALSARTAN 02366940 40 mg All lots July 9, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
SANIS VALSARTAN 02366959 80 mg All lots July 9, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
SANIS VALSARTAN 02366967 160 mg All lots July 9, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
SANIS VALSARTAN 02366975 320 mg All lots July 9, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
VALSARTAN (SIVEM PHARMACEUTICAL ULC) 02384523 40 mg All lots July 9, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
VALSARTAN (SIVEM PHARMACEUTICAL ULC) 02384531 80 mg All lots July 9, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
VALSARTAN (SIVEM PHARMACEUTICAL ULC) 02384558 160 mg All lots July 9, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
VALSARTAN (SIVEM PHARMACEUTICAL ULC) 02384566 320 mg All lots July 9, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals
TEVA-VALSARTAN/HCTZ 02357046 320/25 mg 35212731R July 9, 2018 Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals

Communications related to ARB recalls:

Ranitidine recalls

Ranitidine

If you're taking a ranitidine product, you should:

Some ranitidine products have been recalled due to the presence of, or potential for, nitrosamine impurities

Products not on this list have not been recalled in Canada. Recalls taking place in other countries may not impact Canadian products.

The following ranitidine products have been recalled in Canada.

List of ranitidine products in Canada that have been recalled
Company Product Name DIN Strength Lot Date added
Apotex Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Equate and Selection 02296160 150 mg All lots September 25, 2019
Apotex Inc. Apo-Ranitidine Oral Solution 02280833 15 mg/mL All lots September 25, 2019
Apotex Inc. Apo-Ranitidine Tablet 150mg 00733059 150 mg All lots September 25, 2019
Apotex Inc. Apo-Ranitidine Tablet 300mg 00733067 300 mg All lots September 25, 2019
Dominion Pharmacal Maximum Strength Acid Reducer Without Prescription (ranitidine) sold under the brand name Personnelle 02407523 150 mg All lots October 25, 2019
Laboratoire Riva Inc. Riva-Ranitidine 150 02247814 150 mg All lots October 25, 2019
Laboratoire Riva Inc. Riva-Ranitidine 300 02247815 300 mg All lots October 25, 2019
Laboratoire Riva Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Biomedic, Circle K and Option+ 02452464 75 mg All lots October 25, 2019
Pharmascience Inc. PMS-Ranitidine 150 mg 02242453 150 mg All lots October 25, 2019
Pharmascience Inc. PMS-Ranitidine 300 mg 02242454 300 mg Al lots October 25, 2019
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Atoma, Biomedic, Compliments, Exact, Life Brand, London Drugs, Option+, Personnelle, Pharmasave, Preferred Pharmacy, Rexall and Selection 02247551 75 mg All lots October 25, 2019
Pharmascience Inc. Maximum Strength Acid Reducer Without Prescription (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Atoma, Biomedic, Compliments, Co-op Care+, Equate, Exact, Health One, Kirkland Signature, London Drugs, Option+, Personnelle, Pharmasave, Rexall and Selection 02293471 150 mg All lots October 25, 2019
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Exact and Life Brand 02400103 150 mg All lots October 25, 2019
Pharmascience Inc. PMS-Ranitidine 150 mg 02242453 150 mg 619003 August 31, 2020
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Compliments, Exact, Life Brand, Option+, Personnelle and Pharmasave 02247551 75 mg
  • 619254I
January 8, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Compliments, Exact, Life Brand, Option+, Personnelle and Pharmasave 02247551 75 mg
  • 619254G
January 8, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Compliments, Exact, Life Brand, Option+, Personnelle and Pharmasave 02247551 75 mg
  • 619254B
January 8, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Compliments, Exact, Life Brand, Option+, Personnelle and Pharmasave 02247551 75 mg
  • 624735C
January 8, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Compliments, Exact, Life Brand, Option+, Personnelle and Pharmasave 02247551 75 mg
  • 627539C
January 8, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Compliments, Exact, Life Brand, Option+, Personnelle and Pharmasave 02247551 75 mg
  • 619254H
January 8, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Compliments, Exact, Life Brand, Option+, Personnelle and Pharmasave 02247551 75 mg
  • 619254C
January 8, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Compliments, Exact, Life Brand, Option+, Personnelle and Pharmasave 02247551 75 mg
  • 624735B
January 8, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Compliments, Exact, Life Brand, Option+, Personnelle and Pharmasave 02247551 75 mg
  • 627539B
January 8, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Compliments, Exact, Life Brand, Option+, Personnelle and Pharmasave 02247551 75 mg
  • 624735A
January 8, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Compliments, Exact, Life Brand, Option+, Personnelle and Pharmasave 02247551 75 mg
  • 619254K
January 8, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Compliments, Exact, Life Brand, Option+, Personnelle and Pharmasave 02247551 75 mg
  • 627539A
January 8, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Compliments, Exact, Life Brand, Option+, Personnelle and Pharmasave 02247551 75 mg
  • 619254J
January 8, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Atoma, Biomedic, Compliments, LifeBrand, London Drugs, Option+, Personnelle, Pharmasave, Rexall 02247551 75 mg
  • 621791O
January 30, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Atoma, Biomedic, Compliments, LifeBrand, London Drugs, Option+, Personnelle, Pharmasave, Rexall 02247551 75 mg
  • 621791X
January 30, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Atoma, Biomedic, Compliments, LifeBrand, London Drugs, Option+, Personnelle, Pharmasave, Rexall 02247551 75 mg
  • 621791K
January 30, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Atoma, Biomedic, Compliments, LifeBrand, London Drugs, Option+, Personnelle, Pharmasave, Rexall 02247551 75 mg
  • 621791U
January 30, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Atoma, Biomedic, Compliments, LifeBrand, London Drugs, Option+, Personnelle, Pharmasave, Rexall 02247551 75 mg
  • 621791D
January 30, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Atoma, Biomedic, Compliments, LifeBrand, London Drugs, Option+, Personnelle, Pharmasave, Rexall 02247551 75 mg
  • 621791G
January 30, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Atoma, Biomedic, Compliments, LifeBrand, London Drugs, Option+, Personnelle, Pharmasave, Rexall 02247551 75 mg
  • 621791P
January 30, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Atoma, Biomedic, Compliments, LifeBrand, London Drugs, Option+, Personnelle, Pharmasave, Rexall 02247551 75 mg
  • 621791Q
January 30, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Atoma, Biomedic, Compliments, LifeBrand, London Drugs, Option+, Personnelle, Pharmasave, Rexall 02247551 75 mg
  • 621791AA
January 30, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Atoma, Biomedic, Compliments, LifeBrand, London Drugs, Option+, Personnelle, Pharmasave, Rexall 02247551 75 mg
  • 621791R
January 30, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Atoma, Biomedic, Compliments, LifeBrand, London Drugs, Option+, Personnelle, Pharmasave, Rexall 02247551 75 mg
  • 621791H
January 30, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Atoma, Biomedic, Compliments, LifeBrand, London Drugs, Option+, Personnelle, Pharmasave, Rexall 02247551 75 mg
  • 621791T
January 30, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Atoma, Biomedic, Compliments, LifeBrand, London Drugs, Option+, Personnelle, Pharmasave, Rexall 02247551 75 mg
  • 621791Y
January 30, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Atoma, Biomedic, Compliments, LifeBrand, London Drugs, Option+, Personnelle, Pharmasave, Rexall 02247551 75 mg
  • 621791A
January 30, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Atoma, Biomedic, Compliments, LifeBrand, London Drugs, Option+, Personnelle, Pharmasave, Rexall 02247551 75 mg
  • 621791N
January 30, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Atoma, Biomedic, Compliments, LifeBrand, London Drugs, Option+, Personnelle, Pharmasave, Rexall 02247551 75 mg
  • 621791I
January 30, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Atoma, Biomedic, Compliments, LifeBrand, London Drugs, Option+, Personnelle, Pharmasave, Rexall 02247551 75 mg
  • 621791Z
January 30, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Atoma, Biomedic, Compliments, LifeBrand, London Drugs, Option+, Personnelle, Pharmasave, Rexall 02247551 75 mg
  • 621791V
January 30, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Atoma, Biomedic, Compliments, LifeBrand, London Drugs, Option+, Personnelle, Pharmasave, Rexall 02247551 75 mg
  • 621791S
January 30, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Atoma, Biomedic, Compliments, LifeBrand, London Drugs, Option+, Personnelle, Pharmasave, Rexall 02247551 75 mg
  • 621791F
January 30, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Atoma, Biomedic, Compliments, LifeBrand, London Drugs, Option+, Personnelle, Pharmasave, Rexall 02247551 75 mg
  • 621791M
January 30, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Atoma, Biomedic, Compliments, LifeBrand, London Drugs, Option+, Personnelle, Pharmasave, Rexall 02247551 75 mg
  • 621791E
January 30, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Atoma, Biomedic, Compliments, LifeBrand, London Drugs, Option+, Personnelle, Pharmasave, Rexall 02247551 75 mg
  • 621791W
January 30, 2021
Pharmascience, Inc Maximum Strength Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Compliments, CO-OP CARE, Life Brand, Option+, Personnelle 02293471 150 mg
  • 628453
February 5, 2021
Pharmascience, Inc Maximum Strength Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Compliments, CO-OP CARE, Life Brand, Option+, Personnelle 02293471 150 mg
  • 628308F
February 5, 2021
Pharmascience, Inc Maximum Strength Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Compliments, CO-OP CARE, Life Brand, Option+, Personnelle 02293471 150 mg
  • 628429
February 5, 2021
Pharmascience, Inc Maximum Strength Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Compliments, CO-OP CARE, Life Brand, Option+, Personnelle 02293471 150 mg
  • 628308E
February 5, 2021
Pharmascience, Inc Maximum Strength Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Compliments, CO-OP CARE, Life Brand, Option+, Personnelle 02293471 150 mg
  • 628308B
February 5, 2021
Pharmascience, Inc Maximum Strength Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Compliments, CO-OP CARE, Life Brand, Option+, Personnelle 02293471 150 mg
  • 628442
February 5, 2021
Pharmascience, Inc Maximum Strength Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Compliments, CO-OP CARE, Life Brand, Option+, Personnelle 02293471 150 mg
  • 628308A
February 5, 2021
Pharmascience, Inc Maximum Strength Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Compliments, CO-OP CARE, Life Brand, Option+, Personnelle 02293471 150 mg
  • 628308C
February 5, 2021
Pharmascience, Inc Maximum Strength Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Compliments, CO-OP CARE, Life Brand, Option+, Personnelle 02293471 150 mg
  • 628308D
February 5, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. PMS-RANITIDINE 02242453 150 mg
  • 626718
February 5, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. PMS-RANITIDINE 02242453 150 mg
  • 623633
February 5, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. PMS-RANITIDINE 02242453 150 mg
  • 624871
February 5, 2021
Pharmascience Inc. PMS-RANITIDINE 02242453 150 mg
  • 626714
February 5, 2021
Pro Doc Limitée Ranitidine 00740748 150 mg All lots September 25, 2019
Pro Doc Limitée Ranitidine 00740756 300 mg All lots September 25, 2019
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. Ran-Ranitidine 02336480 150 mg All lots October 30, 2019
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. Ran-Ranitidine 02336502 300 mg All lots October 30, 2019
Sandoz Canada Sandoz Ranitidine 02243229 150 mg All lots September 17, 2019
Sandoz Canada Sandoz Ranitidine 02243230 300 mg All lots September 17, 2019
Sanis Health Inc. Ranitidine 02353016 150 mg All lots September 25, 2019
Sanis Health Inc. Ranitidine 02353024 300 mg All lots September 25, 2019
Sanofi Consumer Health Inc. Zantac (ranitidine) 02230287 75 mg All lots October 18, 2019
Sanofi Consumer Health Inc. Zantac Maximum Strength Non-Prescription (ranitidine) 02277301 150 mg All lots October 18, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • NP4179
September 25, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • NP4183
September 25, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • NP4184
September 25, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • NP5656
September 25, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • NP5657
September 25, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • NT2721
September 25, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • NT2722
September 25, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • NT2724
September 25, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • NT2757
September 25, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • NT2762
September 25, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • NT2763
September 25, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • NT2764
September 25, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • NT2765
September 25, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • PJ2434
September 25, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • PJ2435
September 25, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • PV6243
September 25, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • PV6244
September 25, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • PV6245
September 25, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • K46484
October 18, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • K46485
October 18, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • K48440
October 18, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • K48679
October 18, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • K50204
October 18, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • K50206
October 18, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • K50207
October 18, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • K50590
October 18, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • K50594
October 18, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • K50677
October 18, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • K50908
October 18, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • K50925
October 18, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • K50928
October 18, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • K50932
October 18, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • K50935
October 18, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385953 150 mg
  • K51080
October 18, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385961 300 mg
  • NP4177
September 25, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385961 300 mg
  • NP4180
September 25, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385961 300 mg
  • NT1365
September 25, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385961 300 mg
  • PX8854
September 25, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385961 300 mg
  • K50624
October 18, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385961 300 mg
  • K50941
October 18, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385961 300 mg
  • K50947
October 18, 2019
Sivem Pharmaceuticals ULC Ranitidine 02385961 300 mg
  • K50950
October 18, 2019
Teva Canada Limited Act Ranitidine 02248570 150 mg All lots October 18, 2019
Teva Canada Limited Act Ranitidine 02248571 300 mg All lots October 18, 2019
Vita Health Products Inc. Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Equate, iPharma, Stanley and Western Family 02298740 75 mg All lots October 25, 2019
Vita Health Products Inc. Maximum Strength Acid Reducer (ranitidine) sold under the brand names Equate, iPharma and Western Family 02298902 150 mg All lots October 25, 2019

Communications related to ranitidine recalls:

Nizatidine recalls

If you're taking a recalled nizatidine product, you should:

Some nizatidine products have been recalled due to the presence of nitrosamine impurities.

Products not on this list have not been recalled in Canada. Recalls taking place in other countries may not impact Canadian products.

The following nizatidine products have been recalled in Canada.

Company Product Name DIN Strength Lot Expiry
Pendopharm Division of Pharmascience Inc. AXID 00778338 150mg 616927 31-08-2020
Pendopharm Division of Pharmascience Inc. AXID 00778338 150mg 617088 31-08-2020

Communications related to nizatidine recall:

Axid (nizatidine) drug recalled due to presence of NDMA

Metformin recalls

Metformin

You should not stop taking your metformin drug without first discussing options with your health care provider. The risk of not having adequate diabetes treatment outweighs the risk from NDMA exposure.

Stopping metformin could lead to uncontrolled diabetes, which can cause some serious health problems.

For example, high blood sugars can result in:

Very high blood sugars can also cause:

Longer-term health impacts include heart disease, nerve problems, kidney damage, blindness and amputations.

Contact your health care provider:

Some metformin products have been recalled due to the presence of, or potential for, nitrosamine impurities.

Products not on this list have not been recalled in Canada. Recalls taking place in other countries may not impact Canadian products.

List of metformin drugs being recalled in Canada
Company Product Name DIN Strength Lot Expiry
Apotex Inc. APO-Metformin ER (Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets) 02305062 500 mg NV3242 04/2020
Apotex Inc. APO-Metformin ER (Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets) 02305062 500 mg NV3244 04/2020
Apotex Inc. APO-Metformin ER (Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets) 02305062 500 mg NV3245 04/2020
Apotex Inc. APO-Metformin ER (Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets) 02305062 500 mg NV3243 04/2020
Apotex Inc. APO-Metformin ER (Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets) 02305062 500 mg NV3247 04/2020
Apotex Inc. APO-Metformin ER (Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets) 02305062 500 mg NV3248 04/2020
Apotex Inc. APO-Metformin ER (Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets) 02305062 500 mg PX5334 01/2021
Apotex Inc. APO-Metformin ER (Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets) 02305062 500 mg PX5335 01/2021
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. RAN-Metformin 02269031 500 mg AJY8006A 05/2020
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. RAN-Metformin 02269031 500 mg AJY8007A 05/2020
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. RAN-Metformin 02269031 500 mg AJY8005A 05/2020
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. RAN-Metformin 02269031 500 mg AJY8005B 05/2020
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. RAN-Metformin 02269031 500 mg AJY8008A 05/2020
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. RAN-Metformin 02269058 850 mg AJZ8005A 05/2020
JAMP Pharma Metformin 02380196 500 mg X20283 11/2020
JAMP Pharma Metformin 02380196 500 mg X20284 11/2020
JAMP Pharma Metformin 02380196 500 mg X20286 11/2020
JAMP Pharma Metformin 02380196 500 mg X20287 11/2020
JAMP Pharma Metformin 02380196 500 mg X20288 11/2020
JAMP Pharma Metformin 02380196 500 mg Y00225 12/2020
JAMP Pharma Metformin 02380196 500 mg Y00226 12/2020
JAMP Pharma Metformin 02380196 500 mg Y00227 12/2020
JAMP Pharma Metformin 02380196 500 mg Y00228 01/2021
JAMP Pharma Metformin 02380196 500 mg Y00229 01/2021
JAMP Pharma Metformin 02380196 500 mg Y00230 01/2021
JAMP Pharma Metformin 02380196 500 mg Y00231 05/2021
JAMP Pharma Metformin 02380196 500 mg Y00232 05/2021
JAMP Pharma Metformin 02380196 500 mg Y01573 05/2021
JAMP Pharma Metformin 02380196 500 mg Y01574 05/2021
JAMP Pharma Metformin 02380196 500 mg Y01575 05/2021
JAMP Pharma Metformin 02380196 500 mg Y01576 05/2021
JAMP Pharma Metformin 02380196 500 mg Y01577 05/2021
JAMP Pharma Metformin 02380196 500 mg Y01578 05/2021
JAMP Pharma Metformin 02380196 500 mg Y01579 06/2021
JAMP Pharma Metformin 02380196 500 mg Y01580 06/2021
JAMP Pharma Metformin 02380218 850 mg X20385 07/2020
JAMP Pharma Metformin 02380218 850 mg X20386 07/2020
JAMP Pharma Metformin 02380218 850 mg X19224 10/2020
JAMP Pharma Metformin 02380218 850 mg X19225 10/2020
JAMP Pharma Metformin 02380218 850 mg X19226 10/2020
Apotex Inc APO-METFORMIN ER (Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets) 02305062 500mg PK3968 09/2020
Apotex Inc APO-METFORMIN ER (Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets) 02305062 500mg PK3969 09/2020
Apotex Inc APO-METFORMIN ER (Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets) 02305062 500mg PX5336 01/2021
Apotex Inc APO-METFORMIN ER (Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets) 02305062 500mg PY7174 02/2021
Apotex Inc APO-METFORMIN ER (Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets) 02305062 500mg PY7175 01/2021
Apotex Inc APO-METFORMIN ER (Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets) 02305062 500mg RF6463 06/2021
Apotex Inc APO-METFORMIN ER (Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets) 02305062 500mg RF6464 06/2021
Apotex Inc APO-METFORMIN ER (Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets) 02305062 500mg RF6465 06/2021
Apotex Inc APO-METFORMIN ER (Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets) 02305062 500mg RF6466 06/2021

Communications related to metformin recalls:

Varenicline recalls

Varenicline

If you're taking a varenicline drug that has been recalled, you should:

Some varenicline products have been recalled due to the presence of, or potential for, nitrosamine impurities.

Products not on this list have not been recalled in Canada. Recalls taking place in other countries may not impact Canadian products. Recall is still outstanding for a single lot from Pfizer, please refer to the Dear Health Care Professional letter for more details.

List of varenicline drugs being recalled in Canada
Company Product Name DIN Strength Lot Expiry
Teva Canada Ltd. TEVA-VARENICLINE TABLETS 02426226 0.5mg K60795 31/10/2021
Teva Canada Ltd. TEVA-VARENICLINE TABLETS 02426234 1mg K60783 30/4/2021
Teva Canada Ltd. TEVA-VARENICLINE TABLETS 02426234 1mg K60784 30/4/2021
Teva Canada Ltd. TEVA-VARENICLINE COMBO TABLETS 02426781 0.5mg/ 1mg K60796 30/4/2021
Pfizer Canada ULC CHAMPIX Tablet, Kit 02298309 0.5mg and 1mg 00019062 08/2021
Pfizer Canada ULC CHAMPIX Tablet, Kit 02298309 0.5mg and 1mg 00020452 12/2021
Pfizer Canada ULC CHAMPIX Tablet, Kit 02298309 0.5mg and 1mg 00020451 01/2022
Pfizer Canada ULC CHAMPIX Tablet 02291177 0.5mg ED7397 05/2022

Communications related to varenicline recalls:

Orphenadrine recalls

Orphenadrine

If you're taking an orphenadrine drug that has been recalled, you should:

Some orphenadrine products have been recalled due to the presence of, or potential for, nitrosamine impurities.

Products not on this list have not been recalled in Canada. Recalls taking place in other countries may not impact Canadian products.

List of orphenadrine drugs being recalled in Canada
Company Product Name DIN Strength Lot Expiry
SteriMax Inc. OrfenAce tablets 02047535 100 mg 10025A18 06/2021
SteriMax Inc. OrfenAce tablets 02047535 100 mg 10025B18 09/2021
SteriMax Inc. OrfenAce tablets 02047535 100 mg 10025A19 11/2021
SteriMax Inc. OrfenAce tablets 02047535 100 mg 36664 6/2021
SteriMax Inc. OrfenAce tablets 02047535 100 mg 37342 9/2021
SteriMax Inc. OrfenAce tablets 02047535 100 mg 37384 9/2021
SteriMax Inc. OrfenAce tablets 02047535 100 mg 38058 11/2021

Amitriptyline recalls

Amitriptyline

If you're taking an amitriptyline drug that has been recalled, you should:

Some amitriptyline products have been recalled due to the presence of, or potential for, nitrosamine impurities.

Products not on this list have not been recalled in Canada. Recalls taking place in other countries may not impact Canadian products.

List of amitriptyline drugs being recalled in Canada
Company Product Name DIN Strength Lot Expiry
Apotex Inc. APO-Amitriptyline tablets 02403137 10 mg RF0410 05/2024
Apotex Inc. APO-Amitriptyline tablets 02403137 10 mg PY1831 12/2023
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