Cancer Risk from Zantac: You Could be at Risk

Cancer Risk from Zantac: You Could be at Risk

The heartburn drug Zantac has been found to be carcinogenic. It was recalled by the FDA because it contains the ingredient Ranitidine, which breaks down and turns into N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). NDMA increases in the drug over time and after it is exposed to higher temperatures. It can also be created in the body when ranitidine is ingested. If you took Zantac you should seek a medical professional to see if you are at risk.  People can develop many different cancers including stomach, liver, bladder, esophageal, prostate, pancreatic, kidney, and throat cancer. If you took Zantac or the generic form of the drug ranitidine, you could be entitled to compensation.

NDMA is a semi-volatile organic compound that can be made industrially and commercially or can be formed naturally. One example of it being created naturally is when chloramines are used to treat waste and drinking water. Water that has been tested after treatment has been found to contain NDMA. Once NDMA enters the body, it travels through a person’s bloodstream and can enter many different organs within minutes. People are exposed to very high levels of NDMA when they ingest ranitidine, so it is best to seek medical advice as soon as possible.

Were you exposed to NDMA because of Zantac? You could be entitled to compensation. Call us at 412-471-3980 or fill out our contact form and one of our attorneys or staff members will get back to you as soon as possible.

Sources:
“FDA Requests Removal of All Ranitidine Products (Zantac) from the Market” FDA (April 1, 2020). [Link]
Jacqueline Howard, “FDA calls for heartburn drug Zantac to be pulled from market immediately” CNN (April 1, 2020). [Link]
Mihai Andrei, “Cancer From Zantac: Signs and Symptoms To Watch Out For” ZME Science (May 12, 2020). [Link]
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