Do you or a loved one take Zantac as an over-the-counter medication to combat heartburn? What you might not know is that Zantac has been linked to incidents of cancer in many users. Each tablet of Zantac contains a high amount of the compound N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). This compound, even in small doses, may cause cancer because it is a carcinogen. As a result, the Food and Drug Administration pulled Zantac from drugstore shelves in April 2020. What can you do if you have already taken Zantac in the past and are at risk of developing cancer due to usage?
Zantac has been linked to the development of many different kinds of cancers. The active ingredient in Zantac is ranitidine hydrochloride. Ranitidine has been associated with stomach cancer, colorectal cancer, intestinal cancer, esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, and breast cancer. The last one, breast cancer, is viewed as a particular risk, as Zantac has been linked to an increase in the risk of developing ductal carcinoma, which occurs when carcinogens build up in milk ducts in the breast. There have even been incidents where Zantac is linked to the development of breast cancer in men, which is not unheard of, otherwise, but is far rarer than the incidence in women.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer because you used Zantac in the past, we are here to help. Our firm is working to investigate links between Zantac and various kinds of cancer. We can assist you with any recourse you seek against the manufacturer and help you to establish your case. In order to pursue action, you will need to establish that you took Zantac, that you have cancer, and that the two are related. Filing a lawsuit while going through cancer treatment is tough. We are here to help with this and to ensure you obtain the damages you need for adequate treatment of your illness.
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