According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA, a contaminant recently found in Zantac (n-nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA) is a probable human carcinogen or a substance that could cause cancer.
Common Zantac products you may have used include:
- Zantac 150 Tablets
- Zantac 150 Maximum Strength
- Zantac 150 Maximum Strength Cool Mint
- Zantac 75 Tablets
If you recognize any of the Zantac products listed above, you may be entitled to financial recovery.
At Gemma Law Associates, Inc., our dedicated team of legal professionals can help you understand your options. The initial call is always free and there are no obligations.
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FDA Issues Zantac Recall in 2020
In April 2020, the FDA requested removal of all ranitidine products (Zantac) from the U.S. market while the agency continues to investigate the contaminant: n-nitrosodimethylamine.
NDMA is an environmental contaminant that can be found in processed foods and drinking water. According to reports, low levels of NDMA have not been proven dangerous. However, NDMA may be dangerous at sustained, higher levels and may lead to an increased risk of cancer.
Early findings suggest that impurity levels in ranitidine-based products like Zantac increases over time and when stored at higher than room temperatures.
Several countries have either banned or stopped shipments of Zantac including the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.
The FDA urges individuals to discard Zantac if found at home and to talk to a physician about alternative medications to treat heartburn.
Get the Representation You Deserve
Depending on the individual case, consumers may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against the manufacturers of Zantac.
Our law firm is currently investigating reports of stomach, bladder, kidney, pancreatic, and colon cancer related to Zantac heartburn medications.
At Gemma Law Associates, Inc., our dangerous drug attorneys understand the complexities of pharmaceutical law. Releasing an ineffective or harmful drug is a serious offense and the responsible party could owe the injured substantial damages.
Let us be your trusted advocate during these difficult times.
Our practice has more than four decades of experience representing clients in their time of need. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of clients in Providence and throughout Rhode Island including Bristol, Cranston, Kent County, Newport, Pawtucket, Warwick, Washington County, and Woonsocket.
If you or someone you care about has used Zantac, call us to get the answers you need about your case. The initial call is free and there are no obligations. And as always, you never pay anything until we win your case.