Zantac Lung Cancer Risk
Does Zantac cause lung cancer? In the wake of findings that Zantac may cause cancer, researchers are working to determine what types of cancer NDMA-contaminated ranitidine may cause. Many are concerned about potential Zantac lung cancer risk.
To be clear: the FDA has stated that Zantac and generic ranitidine may be contaminated with NDMA and may potentially cause cancer, including lung cancer.
Background: In late 2019, it was reported that Zantac and generic ranitidine may contain “unacceptably” high level of NDMA, which is a known “probable human carcinogen.” The FDA ordered Zantac and ranitidine manufacturers to stop selling Zantac and ranitidine in April 2020.
NDMA and Lung Cancer
Does Zantac cause lung cancer?
In the wake of the discovery of potentially cancer-causing NDMA in Zantac, researchers at Sloan Memorial Cancer Center are working to better understand what cancers may be connected to Zantac. While much remains unknown about the potential link between NDMA and lung cancer, recent research indicates that NDMA may cause lung cancer.
According to a report by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), “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.”
The ATSDR further notes that while “there are no reports of NDMA causing cancer in humans, it is reasonable to expect that exposure to NDMA by eating, drinking, or breathing could cause cancer in humans.”
Separately, a report on NDMA by the World Health Organization (WHO) notes that “In rodents (rats, mice or hamsters) administered NDMA either orally or by intraperitoneal injection, evidence of DNA damage has been observed in the liver, kidneys, and lungs.”
In summary, NDMA has been found in Zantac, and NDMA is a probable human carcinogen that has caused lung cancer in animal studies.
Those who have taken Zantac or generic ranitidine and been diagnosed with lung cancer should be aware that there may be a connection. The FDA has urged those who are taking over-the-counter Zantac to immediately stop taking the drug and seek Zantac alternatives. Those who take prescription Zantac or generic ranitidine are urged to speak with their doctor immediately.
Have you taken Zantac and been diagnosed with lung cancer or another type of cancer?
If you’ve taken brand-name Zantac and been diagnosed with lung cancer or another type of qualifying cancer, you may be entitled to compensation.
For a FREE consultation with a Zantac lawsuit lawyer regarding your potential Zantac cancer claim, please call 1-800-525-7111.
There is no obligation and there are no upfront costs or attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation.
IMPORTANT: A federal judge recently ruled against lawsuits concerning generic Zantac. At this point, we can only accept cases concerning use of brand-name Zantac OR “mixed” use of brand-name Zantac and generic equivalents.
Revised Criteria for Zantac Lung Cancer Lawsuits
PLEASE NOTE: Lung cancer may qualify you for a Zantac claim, however under current criteria, this cancer diagnosis is only accepted for non-smokers. In order to qualify for a Zantac lung cancer lawsuit, you must not have been a smoker within the last 20 years if diagnosed with lung cancer. A dangerous drugs attorney at Riddle & Brantley can help you determine whether or not you have a Zantac cancer claim.
For a FREE consultation with an experienced Zantac lawyer regarding your potential lung cancer claim, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.
There is no obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation.
If you’ve been diagnosed with lung cancer or another qualifying cancer after taking brand-name Zantac, you deserve justice — and you may be entitled to significant financial compensation.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today for a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation and we would love to help you seek justice if we can.
Why Riddle & Brantley?
Riddle & Brantley has been holding drug manufacturers responsible for dangerous drugs since 1985. Our attorneys have more than 225 years of combined experience fighting for injury victims and we would love to help you seek justice if we can.
We’ve won many five, six and even seven-figure settlements and judgments (see disclaimer below) and are proud of the words our clients use to describe their experience working with our attorneys, paralegals and case managers:
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Our team is led by attorney Gene Riddle. Gene has been recognized as a member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and Super Lawyers. He is also the recipient of the 2014 Litigator Award and has been honored with Martindale-Hubbell’s prestigious AV Preeminent rating (see disclaimer below).
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If you’ve suffered from lung cancer or another qualifying cancer due to taking NDMA-contaminated brand-name Zantac, you deserve justice and we would love to help you seek compensation if we can.
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***Disclaimer: No settlement agreement has been reached in any litigation regarding ranitidine (ZANTAC®), including in the Multidistrict Litigation in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (case no. 20-MD-2924).