No link between use of ranitidine and cancer risk: Nature study

Ranitidine has been in existence for over four decades and has been on the WHO list of essential medicines for several years

No link between heart-burn drug ranitidine and cancer: Nature Study
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Sohini Das Mumbai
A recent study published in scientific reports in peer reviewed journal Nature finds that there is no link between the use of ranitidine and cancer risk. 

Ranitidine is used to treat and prevent gastric ulcers. The recent study evaluated the records of 12,680 ranitidine users and 12,680 other H2RA (ranitidine-like medicines) users retrospectively. The study was conducted in South Korea on the alleged link between the use of ranitidine and cancer, which has concluded the lengthening debate on the alleged link between the use of ranitidine and the risk of cancer.

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First Published: Feb 23 2023 | 11:51 PM IST

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