Metformin Liver Cancer Risk
Does Metformin cause liver cancer? That’s the question doctors and patients are asking after NDMA contamination was discovered in the world’s most common drug for type 2 diabetes. In this article, we’ll share what we know about potential Metformin liver cancer risk.
NDMA Contamination in Metformin
In 2019, the FDA announced an investigation into NDMA contamination in Metformin. NDMA is a dangerous chemical that can cause cancer. It is listed as a “probable carcinogen” by the World Health Organization, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other scientific organizations, meaning that it may cause cancer in humans.
NDMA contamination means that Metformin may cause cancer, including liver cancer and as many as 20 other types of cancer.
Multiple manufacturers of Metformin have announced voluntary recalls and those taking the drug are encouraged to talk with their doctor about potential cancer risk and possible alternatives.
IMPORTANT: If you’ve been diagnosed with liver cancer (or another type of cancer) after taking Metformin, you may be entitled to compensation and qualify for a Metformin cancer lawsuit. Call 1-800-525-7111 today for a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Metformin lawsuit lawyer today.
Metformin and Liver Cancer: What’s the Connection?
No studies have determined a causal relationship between Metformin and liver cancer, however, recent scientific research shows a clear link between NDMA and liver cancer.
A report by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry found that “when rats, mice, hamsters, and other animals ate food, drank water, or breathed air containing lower levels of NDMA for periods more than several weeks, liver cancer and lung cancer as well as non-cancerous liver damage occurred.”
This report also suggested that NDMA ingestion may cause non-cancerous liver damage, as well.
That’s not all, however.
A separate study in 2006 also determined that “N-Nitrosodimethylamine causes liver cancer.”
Given that NDMA has been found in Metformin and that NDMA causes liver cancer, it seems likely that there may be elevated Metformin liver cancer risk.
“If you’ve been diagnosed with liver cancer or another type of cancer after taking Metformin, now is the time to have your claim investigated.”
–Gene Riddle, attorney and managing partner, Riddle & Brantley
Recently, NDMA was also discovered in the popular heartburn medication Zantac, and researchers at Sloan Memorial Cancer Center are working to investigate the relationship between NDMA and cancer, including liver cancer.
Other cancers potentially linked to NDMA as found in Metformin include:
- Stomach cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Intestinal cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Throat / nasal cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Brain cancer
- Non-Hodgkins lymphoma
- Ovarian cancer
- Breast cancer
- Lung cancer
- Multiple myeloma
Have You Suffered from Liver Cancer After Taking Metformin?
If you’ve been diagnosed with liver cancer (or another type of cancer) after taking Metformin, you may qualify for a Metformin cancer claim and be entitled to compensation.
The experienced drug injury lawyers at Riddle & Brantley have been holding potentially negligent drug manufacturers accountable for decades and we would love to help you and your loved ones if we can.
Metformin may cause cancer and we are committed to holding potentially negligent drug companies accountable.
For a FREE consultation with an experienced injury lawyer handling Metformin liver cancer claims (and claims involving other types of cancer), please call 1-800-525-7111.
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