Zantac And The Various Types Of Cancers It Causes
June 25, 2020
Zantac or ranitidine which is chemically known as ranitidine hydrochloride, is mainly used for decreasing the acid produced by the stomach. Zantac belongs to the class of drugs called H2 blockers. Zantac is one the popular medicines used for heartburn conditions and is been used since 1980.
Zantac is easily available medicine over the counter. Commonly people use Zantac for acid reflux, heartburn, gastrointestinal issues and a host of other stomach issues. It is also used to treat stomach and intestine ulcers. Dosage varies for people from 75mg and even up to 300mg.
For decades studies are being conducted to demonstrate the link between Zantac and cancer. It is been found that the manufacturers have concealed the risk of cancer from the millions of consumers to make big profits in their discomfort. If you took Zantac and diagnosed with cancer symptoms, speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Seek the assistance from Shouse Law Group for filing a Zantac Lawsuit to claim compensation for your medical expenses, pain and sufferings, past and future wage loss and earning capacity, loss of enjoyment of life and exemplary loss, in some cases. They offer consultation for free and you are sure to get the compensation you deserve.
Zantac And Cancer Symptoms
If you can prove that you have taken Zantac and is suffering from any of the following cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
- Esophageal/throat cancer/nasal
- Intestinal cancer
- Liver cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Lung cancer (for non-smokers)
- Prostate cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Uterine cancer
then you can sue against the manufacturer.
Other side-effects include,
- nervous system disorders
- irregular or rapid heartbeat
- vitamin B-12 deficiency
- hepatitis, liver failure, and jaundice
- increased risk of pneumonia
- low platelet levels in the blood
- skin rashes and hair loss
- headaches, abdominal discomfort, nausea and vomiting.
It is been found that Zantac contains a chemical called NDMA 3000 times greater than what is recommended by the Food And Drug Administration (FDA). When stored in high temperatures the level of NDMA increases over time and is highly dangerous for consumers. So, Zantac recall was issued by FDA to immediately withdraw this drug from market.
Prior to FDA’s recall, citing the numerous side-effects many retails have pulled Zantac from their shelves on their own. Some manufacturers also voluntarily announced Zantac recall to keep the public safe and to avoid
What is NDMA?
NDMA (N- nitroso dimethylamine) is classified as B2 carcinogen and is highly toxic. There is enough animal data to conclude that NDMA is a potential carcinogen. Animals that were induced NDMA developed tumor in the liver, respiratory tract and blood vessels.
NDMA is formed while cooking foods especially cured meats and fish. It is also found in vegetables, cheese, beer, grilled meat, alcohol beverages and as contaminant in rubber products.
Though NDMA is found in food, beverages and even in water, the amount is lower and doesn’t cause negative effects. But in some drugs including Zantac it is found significantly high.
If you are taking Zantac for your conditions, talk to your doctor for an alternate drug and therapies for symptoms of cancer if you are diagnosed with any. The next step is to talk to your attorney for claiming your losses.