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Zantac is a popular heartburn medicine that has been available on the market for several years. For those who have constant heartburn after eating, it provides relief for those symptoms. Zantac, a brand of ranitidine, is used to treat stomach acid. It is also used to treat acid reflux. The drug is commonly prescribed for ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), chronic indigestion, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. However, in late 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began preliminary tests on Zantac to determine if it is safe or not.
Why was Zantac taken off the market?
Valisure is an online pharmacy that often tests the drugs it sells. They detected levels of dimethylformamide (DMF) in ranitidine. DMF is a solvent that is a by-product of the manufacturing process. It can form nitrosamine impurities like NDMA. Zantac (ranitidine) was found to contain high levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) which is classified as a probable human carcinogen by entities such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). This information shows a direct correlation between Zantac and ranitidine use and those who developed cancer after taking the drug.
Why was Zantac taken off the market?
Valisure's tests determined that NDMA levels in ranitidine pills were at unreasonably high levels. N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) was found in excess of 3,000,000 ng per tablet. To give you an idea of how high this amount is, the FDA's established allowable daily intake of NDMA is 96 ng. This means that anyone taking ranitidine could be ingesting in excess of 30,000 times the allowable amount of NDMA. These high levels of NDMA can greatly increase the potential for someone taking Zantac to develop cancer. The FDA then issues a Zantac recall, asking that all ranitidine drugs be taken off the market, due to the health risks.
What is the Zantac lawsuit?
Zantac lawsuits are centered around people who have been diagnosed with cancer after taking the drug ranitidine. The Food and Drug Administration has recalled ranitidine products and all forms of Zantac, due to the extreme levels of NDMA found in pills they tested. The NDMA contamination increases cancer risks. Makers have taken ranitidine, even generic ranitidine, off the market due to their likelihood to cause cancer. Once this information went public, Zantac lawsuits against the drug sprang up across the country.
What kind of cancer does Zantac cause?
The types of cancers associated with Zantac and generic forms of ranitidine may include:
- Bladder cancer
- Breast cancer
- Colon and rectal cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Intestinal cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Uterine cancer
How much is the Zantac lawsuit worth?
It depends on the situation. Like other lawsuits, Zantac and ranitidine based lawsuits are evaluated on a case by case basis. Our team of lawyers would evaluate your lawsuit individually, looking at all of the available information. We would look at how long an individual took Zantac. We would also evaluate when you were diagnosed with cancer. Zantac lawsuits, like other lawsuits, are based on the damages incurred. This would include pain and suffering, loss of the ability to work, lost wages, inability to function normally, financial damages, lost assets, and more. If we can prove a connection between taking the drug and developing stomach cancer, as an example, we can prove that Zantac or ranitidine was responsible.
Should you file a Zantac Lawsuit?
If you've been taking Zantac (ranitidine) and developed cancer, such as stomach cancer you are entitled to compensation. The levels of NDMA in Zantac are high enough to greatly increase the probability to cause cancer in those who took Zantac. Makes of ranitidine products are responsible for your health issues if n-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) does cause cancer. Many others have already filed a lawsuit against Zantac and ranitidine drug manufacturers. It is important that you start the process of filing a lawsuit in order to receive the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.
It is important that we gather all of the information necessary to prove that you took Zantac or a ranitidine product. We will also gather medical records and any other helpful information to help prove the correlation between your Zantac (ranitidine) use and developing cancer.
We Can help you with your Zantac or ranitidine Case
If you've taken Zantac or ranitidine and developed cancer after taking either of the drugs, we can help you. Our team of experienced lawyers can help you file a lawsuit against Zantac and ranitidine manufacturers. Our team understands tough situations like these and are dedicated to helping you through the lawsuit process. Drug manufacturers who make Zantac or ranitidine are responsible for the damages you've suffered. We are here to help you receive the compensation you deserve.