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Zantac Cancer Lawyer

Have you taken Zantac, Zantac OTC, Ranitidine, or other antacid medications? If so, be advised that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has requested that Zantac be recalled and all over-the-counter (OTC) Zantac and Ranitidine medications from the market as of April 1st, 2020. Users of Zantac should cease use immediately and properly dispose of the medication they may have in their possession. Recently many brands of Metformin have also been recalled due to high levels of NDMA as well. (See: Metformin Cancer Recall)

In September 2019, the discovery of the carcinogen “NDMA” in Zantac (ranitidine) prompted the first FDA recalls of the drugs. These are common heartburn, stomach ulcer, acid reflux, GERD, and stomach acid medications and were taken by millions of Americans available in both prescription and over-the-counter versions. A pharmacy, Valisure, discovered that the defective drug ranitidine was capable of producing levels of NDMA between 3,000 and 26,000 times higher than what the FDA has determined to be safe. Long term exposure to NDMA can cause significant increases in the risk of a variety of cancers.

If you took Zantac and developed cancer, you need to speak with an experienced drug injury attorney about your rights. Attorneys at the Willis Law Firm have decades of experience holding big pharmaceutical corporations accountable for design defects, failing to warn, and concealing the dangers of their products.

What Types of Cancer Does Zantac Cause?

The drug Ranitidine, branded Zantac, is an inherently unstable drug that when ingested, can interact with nitrites in the body to produce alarming levels of NDMA, a known carcinogen. The FDA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and World Health Organization (WHO) all classify NDMA as a (cancer causing) carcinogen. Cancers associated with NDMA in the body are as follows:

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Bowel Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer

Zantac Taken During Pregnancy and Cancer to Baby

Some researchers believe that the cancer causing ingredient NDMA can travel during pregnancy from the mother to the unborn fetus. While the baby is still in the mother's womb, the NDMA can cause many other types of cancers, including bladder cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, stomach cancer, leukemia (blood cancer) and other deadly cancers in the baby. Birth defects like as were seen in the Paxil SSRI litigation involving cardiac defects and other birth injuries are possibly connected to the mother using Zantac or ranitidine for nausea while pregnant.  If you took Zantac while pregnant, then call us at 1-800-883-9858

NDMA and Zantac

Not only does NDMA exposure cause cancer, it is a potent hepatotoxin. Short term exposure to NDMA may cause liver damage like liver fibrosis and scarring. Symptoms of NDMA overexposure include: headaches, fever, nausea, jaundice, vomiting, abdominal cramps, enlarged liver, reduction of liver function, reduction of kidney function, reduction of lung function, and dizziness.

Recalled Zantac and Ranitidine Brands

These are some of the most commonly available Zantac brands on the market today:

  • Zantac 150 Tablets
  • Zantac 150 Maximum Strength
  • Zantac 150 Maximum Strength Cool Mint
  • Zantac 75 Tablets
  • Wal-Zan 150 Tablets
  • Wal-Zan 75 Tablets
  • Heartburn Relief (Ranitidine)
  • Acid Reducer (Ranitidine)
  • Acid Control (Ranitidine)
  • See List of recalled drugs with high levels of NDMA

Zantac Replacement Equivalents and Substitutes

You should always consult your doctor or health professional in determining whether you need a replacement medication for heartburn, stomach ulcers, and other symptoms. Several drugs to treat heartburn, GERD, and stomach conditions currently exist on the market. They include Pepcid, Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, and Protonix. Some are available by prescription only while other have less potent over-the-counter versions.

Zantac Recalls and Zantac News

April 1st, 2020 - Zantac Recall / FDA Requests Removal of All Ranitidine (Zantac) Products from the market. The FDA confirmed levels of NDMA in Zantac are increasing over periods of time, even as it sits on consumers shelves.  

On March 2, 2020, Valisure released to the public its latest citizens petition to the Food and Drug Administration. Valisure tests detected high levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in some lots of the drug metformin. (See more information at Metformin cancer alert)

On Dec  4, 2019, the FDA announced that it is going to conduct additional human testings of ranitidine. See: FDA Zantac testing

Several recalls are ongoing for generic Zantac (ranitidine) and other products that contain the drug ranitidine. Recently, Sandoz Inc. recalled Zantac (ranitidine). Apotex Corp. has also recalled generic ranitidine. While the brand name Zantac has not been recalled, pharmacies such as CVS, Walmart, and Walgreens announced they are no longer selling Zantac due to cancer worries.

The FDA is currently investigating the findings submitted in Valisure Pharmacy’s petition calling for the recall and disposal of all medications including Zantac that contain ranitidine.

Filing a Zantac Recall Lawsuit

Several Zantac class action Lawsuits have been filed for people wishing to receive their money spent on the medication returned to them. Theses types of Zantac class action lawyers are NOT working to compensate victims of Zantac cancer and other injuries resulting from NDMA poisoning and overexposure, rather the monies spent on the products.

The Willis Law Firm however is representing injured Zantac users individual lawsuits when they been diagnosed or developed cancer after taking Zantac or medications containing Ranitidine. Individual Zantac lawsuits may provide compensation for damages including:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Past and Future Pain and suffering
  • Temporary and permanent disability
  • Punitive damages
  • Past and future loss of enjoyment of life
  • Wrongful death

Contact a Zantac Cancer and Ranitidine Cancer Lawyer Now

If you or a loved one took Zantac, Ranitidine or other medications containing ranitidine and you were diagnosed with cancer, you may have a right to file a products liability lawsuit against the makers and distributors of these dangerous drugs to recover legal damages for your injuries.

All lawsuits and claims are handled under a contingency fee contract which means No Fees or Expenses Unless You Win. To find out more on how to hire a Zantac Lawyer for a cancer lawsuit, call the Willis Law Firm today at 1-800-883-9858 for a completely free and confidential evaluation of your case.

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