On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) requested that manufacturers withdraw ALL prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs immediately. Here is how the FDA began its announcement:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it is requesting manufacturers withdraw all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine drugs from the market immediately.
What is ranitidine? You may know this medication as Zantac, its brand name.