The heartburn medication that goes by the brand name of Zantac has been a popular and profitable drug for decades, but it’s been seeing a good deal of negative media attention. The Food and Drug Administration recently removed the drug from the market due to findings of contamination with NDMA (N-Nitrosodimethylamine), which is considered a probable carcinogen or cancer-causing agent. One of the cancers associated with NDMA is stomach cancer.
People often turn to Zantac to treat their heartburn, acid reflux, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, and other related health concerns. In fact, many have relied upon Zantac for years to help with their acid-related discomfort and pain. Unfortunately, a side effect of such usage can be stomach cancer. You turn to a medication with a name you trust to find relief from what ails you, but when the medication itself causes harm, it can be especially difficult.
The Mayo Clinic shares that stomach cancer generally takes hold in the mucus-producing cells that line our stomachs. The signs and symptoms that often accompany stomach cancer include:
If you’ve been diagnosed with stomach cancer, and you were a regular Zantac user, a dedicated drug injury lawyer will help you determine the strength of your case and explore your legal options. You owe it to yourself to consult with a formidable attorney with extensive experience successfully taking on the big drug companies.
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