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Appco Pharma recalls Ranitidine Hydrochloride Capsules

The products are contaminated with NDMA, a probable cancer causer

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Appco Pharma is recalling all quantities and lots of Ranitidine Hydrochloride Capsules.

The products, used for the treatment of conditions including duodenal ulcer, benign gastric ulcer, reflux esophagitis, are contaminated with N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) above levels established by the FDA.

NDMA is classified as a probable substance that could cause cancer.

Appco has not received any reports of adverse events to date.

The following products, packaged in bottles, are being recalled:

DescriptionStrengthNDCBatch #CountsExpiration date
Ranitidine Capsules 300 mg300 mg62559-691-301905227UE30’sApr-21
300 mg62559-691-301905228UE30’sApr-21
Ranitidine Capsules 150 mg150 mg62559-690-601905225VN60’sApr-21
150 mg62559-690-051905226VD500’sApr-21
150 mg62559-690-601906295UN60’sMay-21
150 mg62559-690-601906296UN60’sMay-21
150 mg62559-690-601906297UN60’sMay-21
150 mg62559-690-051906298UD500’sMay-21

The recalled products were sold nationwide.

What to do

Patients who have the recalled products should stop using and return them to place of purchase and speak to their physician or pharmacist about alternate options.

Consumers with questions may contact Appco at (732) 253-7735 from 8 am – 6 pm (EST), Monday – Friday, or by e-mail at or ANI Pharmaceuticals (800) 308-6755 or by email at

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