Should you keep taking zantac for your heartburn?

Source: Katie Thomas - The N.Y. Times

The heartburn drug Zantac has been on the market for decades, and was considered safe enough to be sold over the counter and regularly given to infants.

But last week, the Food and Drug Administration said that it had detected low levels of a cancer-causing chemical in samples of the drug, which is also known as ranitidine. The agency advised patients who were taking over-the-counter versions of Zantac to consider switching to other medications.

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