You’re battling heartburn. And it’s the promise of ultimate relief.
You pull out the bottle. Pop one little pill. And just like that, your heartburn is GONE.
But now for the dose of unwelcome reality. That ultimate relief comes with a price.
Over the years, I’ve given you PLENTY of reasons to avoid heartburn drugs. But this latest one takes the cake. Because if you’re swallowing these drugs yourself, you could face the ultimate “side effect” nightmare.
An urgent new warning reveals that some of the nation’s most popular generic drugs for heartburn, or acid reflux, are contaminated with a cancer-causing chemical.
Some forms of the drug have been pulled off the market. But the risk isn’t over yet.
In many ways, it’s only just beginning.
But today, I’m going to reveal another path to relief. I’ve got a plan to help you beat heartburn once and for all. And to do it without this drug or the risks that come with it.
Cancer hiding in your heartburn meds
The FDA says some generic forms of the heartburn drug ranitidine (Zantac) contain low levels of a cancer-linked chemical called N-nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA.
If the name sounds familiar, there’s a reason for that. It’s because this same junk was found in blood pressure meds recently too, leading to a series of warnings and recalls.
Several nations immediately chose to put patients before profit. They quickly made the decision to recall the generic form of ranitidine.
But not the FDA. Nope. Instead, they chose to walk their usual wishy-washy line.
Let me sum it up…
“Hey, um, so there might be some stuff that causes cancer in your heartburn medicine. But, um, let’s not rush to judgment or anything. We’re still going to allow it to be sold. But if you’re one of those finicky types who doesn’t like cancer you can ask your doctor about other options.”
I swear the actual statement wasn’t much better than that.
But I’m stunned… and happy… to report that despite the lack of a recall, at least one major manufacturer of generic Zantac decided to pull the drug GLOBALLY.
Yes. It turns out that even drug companies are now acting more quickly and responsibly than the FDA, which is tasked with keeping us safe.
At the end of last week, the FDA FINALLY issued a voluntary recall.
Relieve the burn without the risk
The feds actually had the nerve to insist the levels of the chemical detected in these heartburn drugs are very low.
But that flies in the face of tests by an independent pharmacy chain.
The chain found not only were the levels higher than the FDA’s tests but that the levels in the stomach can INCREASE as the drug breaks down.
In other words, the drug appears to react with itself to make even MORE NDMA.
The FDA still won’t tell you to stop taking this stuff. But I will. Generic ranitidine is too dangerous to use right now.
And while the feds say anyone concerned should ask a doctor about another heartburn drug, I’ve got a better option: Try going without drugs at all.
There are better ways to beat heartburn, starting with the way grandma probably did it. Mix a teaspoon of baking soda into a glass of cool water. Wait for the water to turn clear, then drink it all down.
Simple. Safe. And in many cases, HIGHLY effective.
Just be sure to talk with your doc before stopping a heartburn prescription. Quitting without a plan in place could result in a rebound effect. And your body could start producing even more stomach acid than before.
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