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Zantac Pulled from Market After FDA Finds Cancer-Causing NDMA

In April 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that all Zantac brand heartburn medication (ranitidine) be pulled from the market[1]. This request came after an investigation revealed that some ranitidine medications contained a cancer-causing ingredient known as N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). This carcinogen was linked to numerous cancers and the drug makers chose not to disclose this risk to either consumers or the government. Now, Zantac manufacturers are facing a slew of lawsuits from patients who suffered harm and injury after taking this medication.

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturers. At Coxwell & Associates, PLLC, our dangerous drug lawyers are helping victims of Zantac examine and review their legal options. A new MDL has been created to help victims of Zantac take part in a national lawsuit. Our lawyers can examine your case and help determine if you may be eligible to participate in the MDL. We charge no fees unless we are successful in obtaining a settlement for you. 

History of Zantac

Ranitidine was first discovered in England in the 1970s. The companies that discovered ranitidine would eventually merge into GlaxoSmithKline. It was introduced to the world in 1981 and by 1987 was the world’s biggest-selling prescription drug[2]. Zantac dominated the market in part because of a novel marketing strategy that included celebrity media tours and consumer-awareness bulletins. They even aggressively encouraged consumers to seek out this drug from their physicians. Since 2017, the drug has been marketed by Sanofi.

It was commonly used to treat heartburn in individuals suffering from peptic ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. It works by blocking histamine, which in turn reduces the amount of acid your stomach produces. It was approved for use as a short-term drug only. This was documented in GlaxoSmithKline’s early submission documents.

However, Zantac can cause a variety of health problems on its own, including liver damage, pneumonia and stomach pain.

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Zantac FAQs

  1. What should I do if I took Zantac?
    If you are currently taking Zantac, it is recommended that you dispose of this drug and contact your doctor about a replacement. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, it is important to review all your legal options by contacting an experienced dangerous drug attorney immediately.
  2. What other illnesses does exposure to NDMA cause besides cancer?
    NDMA exposure can lead to a variety of issues, such as liver damage, jaundice, reduced functioning in the lungs and kidneys, and abdominal cramps.
  3. How much is a Zantac case worth?
    It is unknown at this time how much a Zantac case will be worth. Zantac litigation will be resolved in stages and likely include a global settlement. The cases will be ranked by severity with the most serious cases receiving the most compensation. It is best to talk with an experienced attorney to help you determine what your case might be worth.

Contact Coxwell Law & Associates Today

At Coxwell Law & Associates, we are currently investigating cases of cancer in patients who took Zantac for heartburn, peptic ulcers or stomach issues. Our lawyers believe in holding negligent pharmaceutical companies accountable when they fail to disclose the dangers of their products to consumers. When they put profits before consumer health — they should be held accountable. 

Contact the skilled team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 265-7766 for a free initial consultation and review of your case. We can help you review your legal options and determine if you can take part in pending national litigation.

[1] FDA Requests Removal of All Ranitidine Products (Zantac) from the Market

[2] How Zantac Became the Best-Selling Drug in History

[3] Valisure Citizen Petition on Ranitidine

[4] Multi-District Litigation (MDL)

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