Zantac: Did Medication Use Cause Cancer?
Zantac (ranitidine), a popular heartburn mediation, was recalled by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) on April 1, 2020. Long thought of as a safe and effective remedy for gastrointestinal distress, new information links the drug to possible cancer diagnoses. Unfortunately, it is one of the more popular prescription drugs in the United States, leaving many people at risk of severe health complications.
The drug manufacturer, Sanofi, faces allegations that they knew of ranitidine’s risks but failed to warn the government, doctors or patients. If you developed cancer of the stomach, kidney, liver, bladder or uterus after taking Zantac, Sarkisian Sarkisian & Associates P.C. can fight for the compensation and justice you deserve. It is also possible that you may have suffered from other types of cancer or health complications as a result of taking this medication.
Why Would Taking Zantac Cause Cancer?
N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a chemical found in ranitidine, is a probable carcinogen. An online pharmacy, Valisure, found that ranitidine’s NDMA levels were extremely high. Each tablet has a concentration of NDMA that is between 3,000 to 26,000 times greater than the FDA’s recommended maximum daily intake limit.
The concentration of NDMA increases the longer that the drug is left sitting on your shelf. Higher temperatures also increase the amount of NDMA found in ranitidine.
Should I Stop Taking Zantac?
Always speak with your health provider before you start or stop taking any medications. However, the FDA recommends safely disposing of all ranitidine products and prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
Should I File A Personal Injury Claim If I Took Zantac?
If you developed stomach, uterine, kidney, liver or bladder cancer after taking Zantac, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. A successful claim would help you gain compensation for:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages from missed work
- Mental and physical pain
If you lost a loved one due to cancer, we could help you pursue compensation for your loss with a wrongful death claim.
All personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. You would not owe our attorneys any fees unless we successfully recovered compensation on your behalf.
Speak With Our Team In A Free Consultation
You should be able to trust that the medications you take are safe and will support your health, not harm it. Our personal injury lawyers are passionate about helping Indiana’s injured. Let us provide the legal guidance you need during this stressful time. We will explain your options and provide counsel on whether to pursue a personal injury claim.
Call Sarkisian Sarkisian & Associates at 219-265-6061 or contact us online. We have offices in Valparaiso and Portage, but we are willing to travel to your home or hospital if needed.