Zantac And Its Generics Have Been Recalled By The FDA

When you purchase a drug over the counter, you assume it has been properly vetted and that it is relatively safe. You do not expect it to be cancer-causing. It seems more of those drugs are being labeled as carcinogenic. One of the most recent drugs facing that scrutiny is Zantac (ranitidine).

Zantac and its generic versions initially were labeled dangerous by the Food and Drug Administration, then they were recalled in March 2020. The drug, which was available in both over the counter and stronger prescription-only versions, can be contaminated with N-nitrosodimethylamine (commonly called NDMA). If you think the drug may have caused your cancer, call the tenacious, trusted defective drugs attorneys at Holland Injury Law, LLC.

NDMA Is a Probable Cause of Cancer

Zantac was frequently recommended for people suffering heartburn and doctors prescribe it to treat and prevent stomach and intestinal ulcers. Zantac is frequently contaminated with NDMA, which was developed to synthesize rocket fuel.

There was a study conducted in 1979, which found that NDMA was extremely toxic – it caused cancer in almost all the animals it was tested on. There have not been many studies on humans, and experts do not believe that the drug poses an immediate health risk. The agency is continuing to examine the health risks and there are troubling trends.

The drug is common in water and other foods, including dairy products, grilled meat, and vegetables. Canada has stopped allowing distribution, and Zantac and its generics were recalled in France.

A variety of cancers have been linked to Zantac, including:

  • Bladder
  • Colorectal
  • Esophageal
  • Intestinal
  • Kidney
  • Liver
  • Ovarian
  • Pancreatic
  • Stomach
  • Testicular
  • Uterine

Do The Benefits Of Zantac Outweigh The Risks?

No, it was recalled so if you have some, you should throw it away.

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If you took Zantac and developed cancer in the St. Louis area or anywhere in Missouri, contact our defective drugs lawyers at Holland Injury Law, LLC. Visit our contact page or call us at 314-428-9279. We are devoted, fierce advocates of the injured.