Pharmaceuticals

Ranitidine (Zantac) Lawsuits

Zantac LawsuitsRanitidine, commonly known as the brand-name drug Zantac, is used to treat and prevent the formation of ulcers in the stomach and counteract the accumulation of acid in the stomach that may lead to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted the public that some ranitidine medications, including Zantac, contain low levels of a possible human carcinogen known as N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). The FDA is currently assessing the risk posed to patients from the presence of NDMA.
 

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If you or a loved one has suffered one or more of these complications, you may be entitled to a cash award and compensation for medical expenses. For a free confidential consultation with Ranitidine Lawyers at our law firm, please call 1-800-988-8005 or submit an email inquiry above.
 

What is Ranitidine?

Ranitidine belongs to a class of medications known as histamine-2 blockers, which work by lowering the acid levels in the stomach. Zantac is a popular over-the-counter (OTC) medication containing ranitidine used for the treatment of heartburn. Ranitidine is used in both prescription and OTC medications to prevent ulcers and target other conditions associated with the overproduction of stomach acid.
 

What is Happening with Ranitidine?

The FDA issued a warning about the presence of NDMA, a probable human carcinogen and known environmental contaminant, in medications containing ranitidine. NDMA is also found in foods, such as cured meats. The FDA had advised numerous recalls of other medications used to treat blood pressure and heart conditions known as Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers based on findings that NDMA was present in these medications. Currently, the FDA is evaluating whether the levels of NDMA in ranitidine warrant a recall of the affected medications.

A federal class action lawsuit was filed in California alleging that Zantac’s manufacturer failed to warn users that the drug contains NDMA despite scientific evidence that the carcinogen can be dangerous. The lawsuit alleges that the levels of NDMA in a single Zantac pill far exceeds the acceptable threshold for daily NDMA intake of below 100 nanograms. According to the lawsuit, NDMA is known to cause liver damage, internal bleeding, and possibly death.

https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/statement-alerting-patients-and-health-care-professionals-ndma-found-samples-ranitidine

https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-updates-and-press-announcements-ndma-zantac-ranitidine

https://www.courthousenews.com/zantac-makers-face-class-action-over-ingredient-in-heartburn-medicine/
 

Ranitidine Side Effects and Complications

Side effects of Ranitidine (Zantac) include:

• Nausea;
• Vomiting;
• Abdominal cramps;
• Stomach cancer;
• Bladder cancer;
• Liver, small intestine, esophageal, colorectal, prostate, and pancreatic cancers;
• Multiple myeloma, leukemia, and non-Hodgkin’s’ lymphoma cancers.
 

Ranitidine Lawyers are Ready to Help

Contact our Ranitidine Lawyers to review whether you or a family member may be entitled to financial compensation. Levy Konigsberg LLP is currently accepting Ranitidine cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one has suffered one or more of these complications, you may be entitled to a cash award and compensation for medical expenses. For a free confidential consultation with Ranitidine Lawyers at our law firm, please call 1-800-988-8005 or submit an email inquiry above.

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