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Dr. Reddy’s Confirms Its Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Ranitidine Products in the U.S. Market

HYDERABAD, India & PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (BSE: 500124, NSE: DRREDDY, NYSE: RDY, along with its subsidiaries, together referred to as “Dr. Reddy’s”) confirms it had initiated a voluntary nationwide recall on October 1, 2019, (at the retail level for over-the-counter products and at the consumer level for prescription products) of all of its ranitidine medications sold in US due to confirmed contamination with N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) above levels established by the FDA. This recall follows the USFDA’s caution note alerting patients and health care professionals that NDMA was found in certain samples of ranitidine. To date, Dr. Reddy’s has not received any reports of adverse events related to the recall of Dr. Reddy’s Ranitidine products. The recall includes all quantities in the US that are within expiry.

Risk Statement: NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant and found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products, and vegetables.

Ranitidine is available as an over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription drug. Over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine tablets are used to relieve heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach. OTC Ranitidine Tablets are also used to prevent heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach brought on by eating or drinking certain foods and beverages. Prescription ranitidine capsules are prescribed for the short-term treatment of active duodenal ulcer; maintenance therapy for duodenal ulcer patients at reduced dosage after healing of acute ulcers; treatment of pathological hypersecretory conditions (eg, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and systemic mastocytosis); short-term treatment of active, benign gastric ulcer; maintenance therapy for gastric ulcer patients at reduced dosage after healing of acute ulcers; treatment of GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease); treatment of endoscopically diagnosed erosive esophagitis; and for maintenance of healing of erosive esophagitis.

Dr. Reddy’s Ranitidine products can be identified by NDC numbers on the product label. All Ranitidine products with expiration dated September 2019 to June 2021 are being recalled:

Description

Strength

Type

Pack

NDC

Ranitidine Capsules 150mg, 60

150 mg

Rx

60 ct bottle

5511112960

Ranitidine Capsules 150mg, 500

150 mg

Rx

500 ct bottle

5511112905

Ranitidine Capsules 300mg, 30

300 mg

Rx

30 ct bottle

5511113030

Ranitidine Capsules 300mg, 100

300 mg

Rx

100 ct bottle

5511113001

Ranitidine Tablets, USP 150mg,190(2x95)Tray (Sam’s Club)

150 mg

OTC

190 ct (2x95) tray

150062076

(UPC Code 078742089720)

Ranitidine Tablets, USP 150mg, 95 (Walgreens)

150 mg

OTC

95 ct bottle

0363-0010-62

Ranitidine Tablets, USP 150 mg 220 CT Btl (Walmart)

150 mg

OTC

220 ct bottle

49035-404-65

Ranitidine Tablets, USP 150mg 50ct Btl (Kroger)

150 mg

OTC

50 ct bottle

30142-505-50

Ranitidine Tablets, USP 150mg 24ct Btl (Kroger)

150 mg

OTC

24 ct bottle

30142-505-34

Ranitidine Tablets, USP 150mg 65 Ct Btl (Walgreens)

150 mg

OTC

65 ct bottle

0363-0010-61

Ranitidine Tablets, USP 150 TAB 65ct BTL CP32 (Walmart)

150 mg

OTC

65 ct bottle

49035-404-61

Ranitidine Tablets, USP 150 Tab 200Ct Btl (Walgreens)

150 mg

OTC

200 ct bottle

0363-0010-01

Ranitidine Tablets, USP 150mg Tabs Btl, 24 (Walgreens)

150 mg

OTC

24 ct bottle

0363-0010-34

Ranitidine Tablets, USP 75 TAB 30ct Bottle NG (CVS)

75 mg

OTC

30 ct bottle

69842-871-30

Ranitidine Tablets, USP 75mg Tab 30Ct Btl (Walgreens)

75 mg

OTC

30 ct bottle

0363-0131-30

Ranitidine Tablets, USP 75mg Tab 80Ct Btl (Walgreens)

75 mg

OTC

80 ct bottle

0363-0131-80

Ranitidine Tablets, USP 75 TAB 80ct Bottle NG (CVS)

75 mg

OTC

80 ct bottle

69842-871-80

Ranitidine Tablets, USP 75 TAB 160ct Bottle NG (CVS)

75 mg

OTC

160 ct bottle

69842-871-37

Ranitidine Tablets, USP 75mg 30ct Btl (Kroger)

75 mg

OTC

30 ct bottle

30142-131-30

Ranitidine Tablets, USP 150 TAB 24ct BTL (CDMA)

150 mg

OTC

24 ct bottle

63868-480-24

Ranitidine Tablets, USP 150 Tablet 130ct Bottle NV (Walmart)

150 mg

OTC

130 ct bottle

49035-404-13

Ranitidine Tablets, USP 150 TAB 50ct BTL (CDMA)

150 mg

OTC

50 ct bottle

63868-480-50

Ranitidine Tablets, USP 75 Tab 60ct Btl (Dr. Reddy’s)

75 mg

OTC

60 ct bottle

55111-131-60

Ranitidine Tablets, USP 75 TAB 60ct BTL (CDMA)

75 mg

OTC

60 ct bottle

63868-482-60

Ranitidine Tablets, USP 75 TAB 30ct BTL (CDMA)

75 mg

OTC

30 ct bottle

63868-482-30

Ranitidine Tablets, USP 150mg Tablets 24ct BTL00 (Dr. Reddy’s)

150 mg

OTC

24 ct bottle

55111-404-34

Ranitidine Tablets, USP 150 Tab 95ct Btl (HCA)

150 mg

OTC

95 ct bottle

43598-808-62

Ranitidine Tablets, USP 150 Tab 220ct Btl (HCA)

150 mg

OTC

220 ct bottle

43598-808-65

Ranitidine Tablets, USP Tab 150mg 40ct Bottle (Target)

150 mg

OTC

40 ct bottle

11673-849-40

Ranitidine Tablets, USP 150 Tab 24ct Btl (Thirty Madison)

150 mg

OTC

24 ct bottle

71713-203-02

Ranitidine Tablets, USP 150 Tab 95ct Btl (Thirty Madison)

150 mg

OTC

95 ct bottle

71713-203-05

Ranitidine Tablets, USP 75mg (GeriCare)

75 mg

OTC

All counts

57896-715

Ranitidine Tablets, USP 150mg (GeriCare)

150 mg

OTC

All counts

57896-717

If consumers have questions regarding this recall or to report an adverse event, please contact the Company’s Medical Information Call Center at 1-888-375-3784 (1-888-DRL-DRUG) between the hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. Patients should contact their healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product. Adverse reactions or quality concerns experienced with the use of this product may also be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax. Complete and submit the report online: www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm. Regular Mail or Fax: Download form www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.

This recall is being executed with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

RDY-CORP-0919

About Dr. Reddy’s: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (BSE: 500124, NSE: DRREDDY, NYSE: RDY) is an integrated pharmaceutical company, committed to providing affordable and innovative medicines for healthier lives. Through its three businesses - Pharmaceutical Services & Active Ingredients, Global Generics and Proprietary Products – Dr. Reddy’s offers a portfolio of products and services including APIs, custom pharmaceutical services, generics, biosimilars and differentiated formulations. Our major therapeutic areas of focus are gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, diabetology, oncology, pain management and dermatology. Dr. Reddy’s operates in markets across the globe. Our major markets include – USA, India, Russia & CIS countries, and Europe. For more information, log on to: www.drreddys.com.

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