Oct 8 (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline Plc is recalling its heartburn medicine Zantac as a "precautionary measure" due to a probable cancer-causing impurity in the drug, Britain's medicines watchdog said on Tuesday.

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Related video: Zantac recall continues as FDA investigates (AP)

The move follows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration discovery last week of "unacceptable levels" of a cancer-causing impurity in Zantac and its generic versions known chemically as ranitidine.

GSK is recalling all unexpired stock of Zantac from pharmacies due to possible contamination with an impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/class-2-medicines-recall-zantac-injection-50mg-2ml-zantac-syrup-150mg-10ml-zantac-tablets-150mg-zantac-tablets-300mg-el-19-a-24.

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