Zantac is a medication used to treat heartburn, ulcers, and other acid-related conditions. It has been on the market for over 30 years and is available over the counter. Recently, however, Zantac has come under scrutiny due to potential dangers associated with its use. In this article, we’ll take a look at those potential dangers, as well as recent recalls and lawsuits filed against the makers of Zantac.
What is Zantac?
Zantac is a medication used to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and other digestive issues. It is available over-the-counter and by prescription. In September 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning that Zantac and other ranitidine-containing products may contain a cancer-causing substance called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). NDMA is a known environmental contaminant that has been found in water and food, and is classified as a probable human carcinogen.
The FDA has been investigating NDMA in ranitidine medications since early 2018. The agency’s tests found NDMA in some samples of Zantac at levels that exceed those considered safe for human consumption. The FDA is continuing to investigate the levels of NDMA in ranitidine medications and will update the public when more information is available.
In the meantime, patients taking ranitidine should speak to their healthcare professional about alternative treatments. Patients taking prescription ranitidine should speak to their pharmacist or physician about whether to continue taking their medication or not.
The Dangers of Zantac
If you’re like many people, you may be taking Zantac (ranitidine) for heartburn or other gastrointestinal issues. But did you know that Zantac has been linked to some serious health problems?
Zantac has been found to contain high levels of NDMA, a known carcinogen. That means taking Zantac could increase your risk of cancer. And, in fact, the FDA has issued a warning about this very issue.
There have also been recalls of Zantac products due to manufacturing issues that could result in the formation of NDMA. So not only is Zantac potentially dangerous, it may also be ineffective in treating your condition.
If you’re concerned about taking Zantac, talk to your doctor about alternative treatments. And if you’ve been harmed by Zantac, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by Zantac, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact our experienced defective drug lawyers today for a free consultation.
In September 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement announcing that they were investigating possible cancer-causing contaminants in Zantac and other ranitidine medications. As a result of this investigation, several companies have issued recalls of their ranitidine products.
If you have been taking Zantac or another ranitidine medication and have since been diagnosed with cancer, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our team of experienced defective drug attorneys can help you understand your legal options and fight for the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one have been affected by the dangers of Zantac, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Lawyers are currently investigating potential claims on behalf of individuals who have suffered serious injuries after taking Zantac, and you may be entitled to compensation for your damages.
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What to Do If You Have Taken Zantac
If you have taken Zantac, it is important to monitor your health closely. Watch for any signs or symptoms of gastrointestinal problems, such as abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, or constipation. If you experience any of these symptoms, discontinue use of Zantac and contact your healthcare provider immediately.
In addition, be sure to keep track of any recalls or safety alerts related to Zantac. The FDA has recently issued a warning about the potential for Zantac to contain high levels of NDMA, a known carcinogen. If you have taken Zantac recently, you may want to consider getting your medication checked by a healthcare professional to ensure that it does not contain high levels of NDMA.
If you have been affected by Zantac-related gastrointestinal problems or cancer, you may be eligible for compensation through a Zantac lawsuit. Contact a personal injury lawyer to learn more about your legal rights and options.
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If you or a loved one has been affected by the recent Zantac recalls, you may be entitled to compensation. Our team of experienced attorneys is offering free consultations to help victims understand their legal options.
The dangers of Zantac have been well-documented, and the recalls have left many people wondering what their next steps should be. Our attorneys can help answer any questions you may have about the recall process, your legal rights, and what you can expect moving forward.
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