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How Do I Know
If Zantac Caused
My Cancer?

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If you took either prescription or over-the-counter Zantac or another ranitidine product and were later diagnosed with cancer, you may be entitled to compensation from the drug company involved. The fact is that Zantac contains the contaminant known as NDMA (N-Nitrosodimethylamine), which is identified by many national and international healthcare organizations as a probable carcinogen. You may, however, be unsure about whether you can pinpoint your Zantac usage as the cause of your cancer, but an experienced drug injury attorney can help you make that distinction and build your strongest case against the drug company.

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):

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Esphageal Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Cancer

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.

 

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