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Does Zantac Cause Testicular Cancer?

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Does Zantac Cause Testicular Cancer?

Does Zantac Cause Testicular Cancer

Zantac and other ranitidine products have recently been associated with a contaminate that’s linked to various cancers, including testicular cancer. The contaminant is NDMA (N-Nitrosodimethylamine), and multiple national and international health organizations classify it as a possible carcinogen (cancer-causing agent).

Testicular Cancer

The Mayo Clinic shares that testicular cancer is rare but that it is the most common form of cancer for boys and men between the ages of 15 and 35. Fortunately, this cancer generally responds well to treatment. Symptoms of testicular cancer include:

  • A dull ache in the groin or abdomen
  • A lump in or an enlargement of either testicle
  • A heavy feeling in the scrotum
  • Sudden fluid collection in the scrotum
  • Discomfort or pain in the scrotum or testicle

Taking Action

In April of 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a product withdrawal that removed all such medications from the shelves. The serious nature of this action is indicative of the serious nature of the finding.

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.

Discuss Your Case with an
Experienced Drug Injury Attorney

If you’re a Zantac user who is now facing a testicular cancer diagnosis, it’s in your best interest to discuss the strength of your case with a dedicated drug injury attorney today.

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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