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Does Zantac Cause Thyroid Cancer?

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Does Zantac Cause Thyroid Cancer?

Does Zantac Cause Thyroid Cancer?

Zantac has been pulled from the shelves after a recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) market withdrawal. A contaminate known as NDMA (N-Nitrosodimethylamine) was discovered in Zantac and other ranitidine products, and the implications are serious. The World Health Organization (WHO), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and various other important national and international health organizations all deem NDMA a probable carcinogen (cancer-causing agent). Thyroid cancer is one form of cancer associated with Zantac and similar generic medications.

Thyroid Cancer

The Mayo Clinic reports that thyroid cancer grows in the thyroid, which regulates our heart rate, blood pressure, weight, and body temperature. Some forms of thyroid cancer can be slow growing while others can be very aggressive. Further, thyroid cancer appears to be on the rise.

Thyroid Cancer Symptoms

Thyroid cancer is often slow to present with symptoms, which can make early diagnosis elusive. Nevertheless, there are symptoms that are closely associated with thyroid cancer as it continues to progress, including:

A lump in the neck that can be felt through the skin

Difficulties with swallowing

Changes in one’s voice, such as hoarseness that continues to increase

Swollen lymph nodes in one’s neck

Pain in one’s throat and/or neck

If you have any of these symptoms or any other related physical concerns, seek medical attention.

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.

Work Closely with an Experienced Drug Injury Attorney

If you used Zantac regularly and have since been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, you may have legal recourse. A dedicated drug injury attorney will skillfully advocate for 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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