Zantac Cancer Lawsuits

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Several drugs containing ranitidine, including the popular heartburn medication Zantac, have been found to contain a nitrosamine impurities known as N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) at low levels, according to an FDA safety alert. NDMA is classified as a probable carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

On October 8, 2019, GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of Zantac, pulled the product from all markets.

The Pharmaceutical Lawsuit Attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen are actively investigating Zantac Side Effect cases, where a Zantac user has developed cancer or liver failure following use of the medication. We are currently accepting cases where the Zantac user was diagnosed with one of the following conditions after using Zantac:

  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Gastric/Stomach Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Liver Failure

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with one of the above cancer types or liver failure after using Zantac medication, you may be entitled to financial compensation.  Contact the  Pharmaceutical Lawsuit Attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen today by calling 1-800-718-4658 for a free, confidential consultation. We only collect a fee for our services if a recovery is made.

Does Ranitidine Cause Cancer?

No, ranitidine, by itself, is not carcinogenic. However, NDMA, which the FDA has discovered in certain drugs containing ranitidine, is a probable carcinogen in addition to being very toxic to the liver. NDMA exposure can cause fever, headaches, vomiting and nausea. It is also capable of affecting the normal function of organs such as the liver, kidneys and the lungs.

Has Zantac Been Recalled?

Yes, on October 8, 2019, GlaxoSmithKline recalled Zantac in all markets as a precaution. This announcement came a few days after the FDA announced that it had found “unacceptable” levels of NDMA in Zantac. The FDA, however, has not yet recalled Zantac or Ranitidine. The FDA has not advised patients to stop using Zantac or ranitidine. The FDA suggests that patients taking prescription medications containing ranitidine who wish to stop taking it should consult with a healthcare provider about different treatment options.

The FDA says that people taking ranitidine-containing over-the-counter medications should consider alternative over-the-counter medicines which are approved for the condition they are currently treating with Zantac or ranitidine. No ranitidine recalls have been initiated as of September 12, 2019.

How Much NDMA Is In Ranitidine-Containing Drugs?

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The FDA is still investigating contamination of ranitidine-containing drugs such as Zantac, and it’s not clear how this contamination originated or how many companies’ products have been affected. FDA spokesman Jeremy Kahn stated that the FDA has “tested a small number of products for this impurity, and all of the products we’ve tested so far have had NDMA at low levels.”

Kahn stated that the NDMA levels have not been high enough for the FDA to recommend recalls as of September 12, 2019. Online pharmacy Valisure, on the same day that the FDA’s safety alert was released, petitioned the FDA to recall all ranitidine-containing products because Valisure’s tests revealed high levels of NDMA which were above the FDA’s acceptable threshold.

What is Ranitidine?

Ranitidine is found in over-the-counter drugs, such as Zantac and other prescription drugs. It is an H2 (histamine-2) blocker which decreases the stomach acid production. Ranitidine is approved for over-the-counter prevention and relief of heartburn associated with sour stomach and acid indigestion. Ranitidine is also approved for several prescription uses, including treatment of GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, and prevention and treatment of ulcers of the intestines and stomach.

What does Zantac do to your body?

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Zantac decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. The medication is used to treat ulcers of the stomach and intestines and prevent them from coming back after they have healed. The medication is also used to treat certain stomach and throat (esophagus) problems (such as erosive esophagitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Zollinger-Ellison syndrome).

How To Join The Zantac Lawsuit

If you or a loved one used Zantac and were subsequently diagnosed with one of the below conditions, immediately contact the Pharmaceutical Lawsuit Attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen for a free, confidential case evaluation by calling 1-800-718-4658, using the live chat feature, or completing the contact form on this page.

  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Gastric/Stomach Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Liver Failure

Experienced Pharmaceutical Lawsuit Attorneys

Our legal teams have successfully resolved thousands of dangerous medication claims on behalf of clients. We have pursued claims against some of the world’s largest corporations. Our attorneys will fight to obtain the best possible recovery for you.

We’ve recovered over $350 Million on behalf of clients, since our firm’s founding in 1990.  We are contingency lawyers handling Zantac claims. This means that we only charge a fee for our services if a recovery is made. There is never any upfront cost to you and you will never owe us even a penny out of your own pocket.

Contact us today to see if you have a Zantac side effect claim. You may be entitled to a financial recovery if you or a loved one took Zantac and developed cancer or liver failure afterwards. Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation by calling 1-800-718-4658, using the live chat feature or completing the contact form on this page.