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Zantac Cancer Lawsuits in Full Swing

The popular anti-reflux stomach drug, Zantac, has garnered many lawsuits. Recalls in 2019 suggest a common ingredient, ranitidine, contains NDMA carcinogen. As a result, many people could develop cancer from taking Zantac. But, when should you talk to a lawyer about a Zantac cancer lawsuit? Let’s take a look at what we know.

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NDMA, or N-Nitrosodimethylamine, is known to cause cancer in humans. This chemical compound is a contamination in the manufacturing process of certain medications. Yet, the NDMA went undetected for years. However, when the NDMA was discovered through independent testing, stores pulled several medicines off the shelf.

What Cancers Does NDMA Cause?

NDMA exposure is linked to several cancers. They include:

  • liver cancer
  • kidney cancer
  • stomach cancer
  • intestinal cancer
  • prostate cancer
  • pancreatic cancer
  • non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • breast cancer

There are many more cancers linked to NDMA carcinogens. The CDC expressed a harmful link between NDMA and the liver in both animals and humans is present.

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Ranitidine’s Link To NDMA

Several leading heartburn medications use ranitidine as an ingredient. Ranitidine’s main purpose is an H2 blocker. This relieves symptoms of associated heartburn. But, there have been several studies linking ranitidine exposure to cancer.

One such study conducted in 2016 details NDMA found in urine from taking ranitidine. Bladder cancer has resulted from Zantac use so these results are groundbreaking.

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Zantac’s Link to Cancer

The FDA found NDMA levels in Zantac increasing significantly over time. Nevertheless, internal testing failed to detect the NDMA contamination. This sparked the reason why Zantac is no longer available for sale.

Several types of cancer correlate to Zantac use. They include:

  • breast cancer
  • liver cancer
  • colorectal cancer
  • intestinal cancer

There are many lawsuits from past users of Zantac and ranitidine. These people have cancer from Zantac use.

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Talk To Your Doctor

If you’ve taken Zantac, talk to your doctor about the cancer risk. It is important to catch cancer as early as possible. If you have cancer and you’ve taken Zantac, talk to a lawyer.

Zantac Cancer Lawyer

If you or a loved one used Zantac for prolonged periods of time and have cancer, please call us. We handle product liability lawsuits in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Contact us for a free legal consultation.

Kane & Silverman

Call us today to discuss your Zantac cancer claim. Our offices are conveniently located in Philadelphia, PA and Marlton, NJ.

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You don’t pay us anything unless we recover money for you. That means we don’t get paid unless you get paid. It also means we work very hard to make sure you get the most money available for your claim.