A fairly popular heartburn product, Zantac (Ranitidine), has recently been recalled. On April 1, 2020, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it is requesting manufacturers withdraw all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine drugs from the market immediately.
Zantac is used to treat stomach and digestive problems, mostly common heartburn and gastric ulcers. It works by decreasing the amount of acid that your stomach makes. It is known as a H2 blocker. For years, Zantac has been available by prescription and over-the-counter at drug stores.
A voluntary recall of these medications had been implemented by two companies in January after the FDA detected the cancer-causing chemical N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in several brand name and generic heartburn medications.
The FDA officials said they are issuing the mandatory recall because they have determined that the impurity in some ranitidine products increases over time even when stored at room temperatures and may result in consumer exposure to unacceptable levels of this impurity.
Zantac (ranitidine) may put patients at risk for the following kids of cancer:
• Stomach cancer
• Esophageal cancer
• Liver cancer
• Colorectal cancer
• Kidney cancer
• Bladder cancer
• Prostate cancer
• Pancreatic cancer
This Zantac recall has prompted the nationally renowned law firm of Harrison Davis Steakley Morrison Jones to begin representing individuals who took Zantac and were thereafter diagnosed with cancer. We plan to seek full compensation for patients and families who have been harmed by the drug.
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If you or someone you know was diagnosed with one of these cancers after taking the drug, the illness may be related to Zantac. You may be entitled to receive compensation. Please schedule a free consultation immediately by calling us at 800-460-2756 or by completing the form below.
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