Zantac (Ranitidine) Cancer Lawsuits
Fighting for Victims of Heart Burn Medication Causing Cancer
Zantac/Ranitidine Cancer Lawyers. The FDA recently announced the removal of all over-the-counter Ranitidine drugs (like Zantac). These medications are typically used to treat heart burn, acid reflux, ulcers, and other conditions. The latest investigations by the FDA and other labs have linked Ranitidine (Zantac being the leading name brand) to a potential carcinogen, NDMA. NDMA, or N-Nitrosodimethylamine, is a contaminant that has likely caused impurities in Zantac and other Ranitidine drugs. Due to the increased risk of cancer associated with NDMA, it’s important to contact a Zantac and Ranitidine Cancer Lawsuit Lawyer now if you’ve been diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac or another Ranitidine medication. Call Burger Law at 314-648-8348 or 618-226-4811 today for more information and a free case review.
Cancer diagnoses linked to NDMA and Zantac often involve the colon, bladder, kidney, pancreas, liver, and stomach. NDMA is often found in food, water, medications, and other products. However, it has proven to be relatively harmless in small doses. If you have actively used Zantac, Ranitidine-based drugs, or other H2 blockers, and were diagnosed with cancer, you could be eligible for reimbursement. This research is new, and we’re learning more every day.
What is Zantac and Ranitidine?
Traditionally, medications like Zantac are used to treat intestinal and esophageal problems. A buildup of stomach acid and pain, heartburn, a bad cough, indigestion, and other symptoms, often leads people to take Zantac or a similar medication. Zantac tablets are mixed in water a few times a day, or before going to sleep, to alleviate acid buildup. Like Tylenol, Zantac is an accessible medication, and the implications of taking it are just now surfacing. People commonly use nonprescription Ranitidines to self-treat heartburn.
Symptoms of Zantac/Ranitidine Medication
Zantac recalls occurred recently, and, as such, there are few facts to report on; studies take time. However, HDMA is shown to be a byproduct of prescription manufacturing in Ranitidine products and is linked to many different cancers. Note that it is essential to talk to your doctor if you decide to stop taking Zantac or a Ranitidine medication for heartburn and acid reflux. There are other medications that may help.
A few symptoms of consistent NDMA exposure include:
- Liver Failure: Yellowing skin (jaundice), nausea, vomiting, fatigue
- Belly Pain: Colon cancer symptoms often include rectal bleeding, weakness, weight loss, and diarrhea
- Kidney Failure: Muscle cramps, trouble sleeping, shortness of breath, and fluid retention
- Pancreatic Failure: Fever, rapid pulse, tender abdomen
If you’ve experienced any of the above medical conditions or symptoms, and actively take Zantac or other ranitidine medications that may contain trace amounts of NDMA, you need to reach out to our firm immediately for a consultation. It’s essential to get a jump on these concerns, as action could be required.
According to a Harvard blog post, most “heartburn” symptoms are caused by lifestyle choices. An antacid can provide temporary relief, but if Zantac or Ranitidine antacids contain harmful amounts of NDMA, you are putting yourself at risk. Again: Consult a physician. We are only providing basic information about Zantac lawsuits and Ranitidine cancer claims.
What Should I Do If I Take Zantac?
Burger Law isn’t here to give medical advice. You need to reach out to your doctor. The risks of taking Zantac and other over-the-counter medications that may have trace amounts of NDMA are just now being investigated. NDMA is a byproduct of chemical reactions that have been used in the production of products for decades. As a known carcinogen, NDMA is a dangerous substance if ingested in regular and high doses.
If you’re taking Zantac or other drugs that have recently been linked to NDMA for heartburn, stomach problems, or other reasons, you should see a physician right away. Cancers related to these concerns include: Esophageal, throat and nose, stomach, colon and rectal, prostate, testicular, brain, bladder, pancreatic, kidney, liver, lung cancer, and other illnesses.
Zantac Cancer Lawsuits
If you’re interested in filing a lawsuit against Zantac and drug manufacturers because you or a family member have developed cancer, reach out to one of our lawyers today. The first step is proving that you have taken Zantac (or an off-brand Ranitidine). This is easy if it’s a prescription, because you can trace back purchases through receipts if you bought over-the-counter Zantac or similar medications for heartburn and acid reflux.
Burger Law has taken on several massive corporations in the past and has fought for, and won, compensation for hundreds of victims across the U.S. Our personal injury lawyers have your case’s best interests at heart and can make sure that you get the maximum amount of compensation that you are due. For more information on filing a Zantac cancer lawsuit, or to find out more about Burger Law, call or contact our team at 314-648-8348 or 618-226-4811. We don’t charge fees for our consultations, and we never ask for attorneys fees unless we recover compensation for your Nexium/Prilosec cancer lawsuit.