Zantac Cancer Link Prompts FDA To Urge Companies To Stop Selling Drug

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FDA warning prompts dangerous drug attorneys to take legal action for victims

Zantac cancer lawsuits are on the rise nationwide as people have been diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac and other ranitidine-based drugs. These actions follow recent warnings issued by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for companies to stop selling Zantac and other dangerous drugs that contain ranitidine.

Zantac quickly became one of the world’s most popular drugs soon after it hit store shelves in 1981. Zantac was created to treat antacid, heartburn and other stomach issues, including stomach ulcers. By 1987, Zantac was the world’s best-selling prescription drug. Zantac is now sold over the counter and manufactured by Sanofi, a French-based pharmaceutical company.

On April 1, 2020, the FDA issued a warning to companies that make Zantac and other ranitidine-based medications to stop selling these drugs, since recent tests found elevated levels of a carcinogenic substance, CNN reported. Carcinogenic substances cause cancer.

Zantac cancer link due to N-Nitrosodimethylamine

The FDA warning in April follows an advisory the FDA issued in September 2019 about Zantac and other ranitidine-based drugs. In September 2019, the FDA issued its advisory after scientific studies discovered elevated levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in certain ranitidine-based drugs, include Zantac, NBC News reported. NDMA is a dangerous chemical known to cause cancer in humans.

In response, CVS, Walgreens and Walmart announced they would no longer sell Zantac and other ranitidine-based drugs, CBS News reported. One month later, in October 2019, Sanofi said it would voluntarily recall Zantac in Canada and the United States due to concerns about “inconsistencies in preliminary test results” of Zantac, according to a press release from Sanofi.

What should I do if I think I have cancer due to taking Zantac (ranitidine)?

If you don’t feel well and believe you may have cancer due to taking Zantac, we strongly urge you to take the following steps:

  • Call your doctor immediately if you have experienced:
    • Sudden weight loss
    • Unexplained nausea
    • Unexplained vomiting
    • Constant stomach pain
  • Keep a journal of any symptoms you have experienced since taking Zantac.
  • Contact our law firm as soon as possible.

Our law firm can guide you through the complex process of navigating your way through the legal system. We understand how to handle complex legal cases involving dangerous drugs like Zantac. We can be there for you every step of the way, from evaluating your case to filing a lawsuit against Sanofi on your behalf if necessary. Contact Chad Jones Law and schedule your free case evaluation. Our Zantac cancer lawsuit attorneys handle cases nationwide.