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Zantac Cancer Lawyer

From the Zantac lawsuit lawyers at Riddle & Brantley:

Have you or a loved one taken Zantac?

The FDA has issued an urgent warning that Zantac may be contaminated with NDMA, a chemical that may cause cancer. 

Zantac Cancer Risk - Zantac Lawsuit Lawyer - Riddle & BrantleyDue to cancer risks associated with the popular heartburn medication, Walgreens, CVS and Rite-Aid have all voluntarily stopped selling Zantac and its generic equivalents. 

If you take or have taken Zantac and been diagnosed with cancer, you may have a claim for compensation.

For a FREE consultation with an experienced Zantac lawsuit lawyer, call 1-800-525-7111.

The consultation is free and there are no upfront costs or attorney fees unless we win your case — and you receive financial compensation.

Do you qualify for a Zantac lawsuit?

You may be entitled to compensation for injuries suffered as a result of taking Zantac if you have been diagnosed with any of the following cancers or diseases:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Intestinal (including Colorectal and Small Intestine) cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Leukemia, Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, and Multiple Myeloma

In order to qualify for a lawsuit, you must have been diagnosed at 65 years old or younger.

For a FREE consultation with a Zantac cancer lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111.

The Zantac lawsuit attorneys at Riddle & Brantley have been representing injured victims for more than three decades. We are committed to holding drug companies accountable whose negligence results in injury.  Zantac touches all of us.  Some of our staff at Riddle and Brantley take this drug along with members of their families.  We are watching this drug with particular interest now.

If you or a loved one have taken Zantac and been diagnosed with cancer, please call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE case review and consultation.

What is Zantac?

Zantac is one of the most popular over-the-counter (OTC) medicines for preventing and treating heartburn, sometimes called acid reflux. These medications are sometimes called antacids. The generic substitute for Zantac is called ranitidine. 

Zantac and other antacids work by reducing the production of acid in the stomach.

Heartburn, or acid reflux, is one of the most common medical conditions in the United States. According to the American College of Gastroenterology, 60 million Americans report having heartburn at least once per month.

Zantac (ranitidine) is frequently used to treat conditions and diseases such as:

  • Heartburn (acid reflux)
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Stress-induced ulcers
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
  • Hives (off-label usage)
  • Anaphylaxis (secondary treatment)

Ranitidine (the generic equivalent of Zantac) has been listed on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, and as of 2016 was the 50th most prescribed medication in the United States.

Zantac is available over-the-counter (without a prescription) in pharmacies across the United States.

Does Zantac Cause Cancer? 

In October 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning that Zantac and certain generic formulations of ranitidine are contaminated with NDMA — a dangerous chemical that can potentially cause cancer.

NDMA stands for N-nitrosodimethylamine. NDMA is a semi-volatile organic chemical that is known to be toxic to the liver, among other organs. It is also believed to be cancer-causing in humans. In fact, NDMA is used to create cancer in rats in lab testing.

According to the FDA:

“NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests.”

I’m Taking Zantac. What Should I Do?

Patients are advised that Zantac and generic ranitidine medications may be contaminated with NDMA, which can potentially cause cancer.

Although Walgreens, CVS and Rite-Aid have stopped selling Zantac, the medication is not under recall as of early September 2019. For the most up-to-date information on a potential Zantac recall, please visit this up-to-date list of current drug recalls.

The FDA has not advised patients taking Zantac to discontinue use of the medication.

However, patients concerned about potential NDMA exposure and cancer risk should consult with their doctor.

Walgreens and CVS pharmacies are also offering concerned patients a full refund for returning their Zantac medication.

Zantac Lawsuit Lawyers

Zantac Cancer Lawsuit Attorney - Riddle & BrantleyIf you or a loved one has taken Zantac and been diagnosed with cancer, NDMA contamination may be responsible, and you may be entitled to compensation.

To see if you may qualify for a Zantac lawsuit or claim, please call 1-800-525-7111.

The consultation is FREE and there is no obligation. As always, there are no upfront costs and no attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation.

Victims of negligence committed by drug companies deserve justice, and Riddle & Brantley has been fighting for injured clients since 1985.

“Drug companies whose negligence results in injury or death must be held accountable.” -Gene Riddle

If Zantac was contaminated with NDMA which resulted in cancer, many victims may have claims for compensation.

If you’ve taken Zantac and been diagnosed with cancer potentially caused by NDMA contamination, talk with a Riddle & Brantley dangerous drug attorney today.

You don’t have to go through this alone — and you deserve justice.

Call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE consultation and case review.

Justice Counts.