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Zantac Lawsuits – FDA requests removal of all Zantac products from U.S. market

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked manufacturers to withdraw prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine medications from the market due to the presence of a probable human carcinogen. The FDA had been investigating the link between the carcinogen, NDMA, and ranitidine products since 2019. New findings about the risks of exposure to NDMA when stored at higher than normal room temperatures prompted the agency’s request for withdrawal of the products.

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What is Ranitidine (Zantac)?

Ranitidine is prescribed to reduce acid levels in the stomach for the treatment of heartburn. Ranitidine is present in both prescription and over-the-counter medications. Zantac is a widely prescribed drug containing ranitidine.

What is Happening with Ranitidine (Zantac)?

In September 2019, the FDA alerted consumers that ranitidine medications contain low levels of an impurity known as NDMA, a probable human carcinogen. In 2019, the FDA emphasized that it is actively evaluating whether the levels of NDMA in ranitidine warrants a recall of all medications containing the contaminant.

On April 1, 2020, the FDA announced that the level of NDMA in ranitidine products increases when stored under normal conditions and when stored at higher than normal temperatures. The medication may be subject to increased temperatures during the distribution process. The tests analyzed by the FDA also demonstrated that NDMA levels increased with older products.

The FDA concluded that consumers could be exposed to dangerous levels of NDMA in ranitidine medications. As such, the FDA has requested that manufacturers remove both prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine medications from U.S. markets immediately. It has also advised patients currently taking ranitidine products to discontinue using them.

https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-requests-removal-all-ranitidine-products-zantac-market

https://www.fda.gov/safety/medical-product-safety-information/all-ranitidine-products-zantac-press-release-fda-requests-removal?utm_campaign=FDA%20MedWatch%20-%20All%20Ranitidine%20Products%20%28Zantac%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua

Ranitidine (Zantac) 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 (800) 315-3806 or submit an email inquiry.

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