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Does Zantac Cause Bladder Cancer?

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Does Zantac Cause Bladder Cancer?

Does Zantac Cause Bladder Cancer?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently withdrew Zantac – and other ranitidine products – from the market because the popular heartburn and GERD medication contains the contaminate NDMA (N-Nitrosodimethylamine). NDMA has been deemed a probable carcinogen – cancer-causing agent – by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the World Health Organization (WHO), and many other national and international health organizations. One of the cancers associated with this dangerous contaminant is bladder cancer.

Bladder Cancer Symptoms

The Mayo Clinic shares the symptoms that are most closely associated with bladder cancer:

  • Blood in the urine, which is known as hematuria
  • Pain in the pelvic region
  • Pain upon urination

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms (or any symptoms that concern you), It’s critical that you seek medical attention.

The Connection to Bladder Cancer

There are a wide variety of scientific studies and research analysis that connect the NDMA found in Zantac and generic versions of the medication with bladder cancer (most are related to NDMA found in drinking water), including:

– An important test performed by researchers from the Ontario Cancer Institute

– The U.S. Iowa Women’s Health Study

– Several animal studies noted by WHO

The FDA’s Advice

The FDA shares the following important advice related to Zantac usage:

Anyone using over-the-counter Zantac or other ranitidine products should discontinue usage, dispose of any excess medication properly, and quit purchasing the medication – including compounded forms of ranitidine.

Anyone taking prescription ranitidine should discuss alternate treatment options with their healthcare providers – several safer options are available.

The Cancer Connection

Zantac and similar medications have been associated with several specific types of cancer that include (but are not limited to):

You took Zantac to help with your heartburn and/or related health concerns, and cancer is obviously a serious side effect that would have dissuaded you from using the medication in the first place if you’d only known.

If you or someone you love regularly took Zantac or another ranitidine product and later developed cancer, an experienced drug injury attorney may be able to help.

An Experienced Drug Injury
Attorney Can Help

If you took Zantac regularly and have been diagnosed with bladder cancer, there could be a connection. Working closely with a dedicated drug injury attorney with extensive experience successfully going up against the big drug companies will help ensure that you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled.

Our lawyers are available to speak with you about your case. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, call the Chicago law offices of Malman Law 24/7 at (888) 562-0928 or send us an email now.

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