Our firm is currently reviewing cases for people who took Zantac or a generic version and developed cancer. Zantac and its generic version ranitidine have been shown to contain NDMA, a cancer-causing agent. Current Zantac cancer lawsuits claim that the manufacturers knowingly introduced a dangerous drug to the public.
Boehringer Ingelheim, Sanofi, Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) are manufactures of Zantac and other versions of ranitidine-based medication.
These are the most common Zantac products and generic Zantac products containing ranitidine:
- Zantac 75 Tablets
- Zantac 150 Tablets
- Zantac 150 Maximum Strength (regular and Cool Mint)
- Acid Reducer
- Acid Control
- Heartburn Relief
- Wal-Zan 75
- Wal-Zan 150
Harry S. Cohen & Associates has been fighting for the rights of injured patients and their families for more than 30 years. Our experience in the field of medical malpractice law has led to changes in the landscape of the law protecting patients and their families.
What is Zantac?
Zantac is an oral medication used to treat the effects of heartburn, stomach ulcers, esophagitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. This medication works by reducing the amount of acid created in your stomach.
Zantac is usually taken once or twice a day, but some patients may have been instructed to take it up to 4 times a day. Patients see the highest benefit from Zantac when taken daily.
What conditions might be a problem if my doctor prescribes Zantac?
Tell your doctor if you are taking any H2 blockers or have any allergies, porphyria, immune system problems, kidney or liver problems, lung diseases like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or other stomach problems.
What is the Zantac lawsuit about?
The Zantac cancer lawsuit alleges that a medication used to treat heartburn and other acid causing conditions was allowed into the American marketplace even though it included a known carcinogen. A carcinogen is any substance that produces cancer.
Current Zantac lawsuits also alleges that the manufacturers failed to provide an adequate warning label on the packaging.
What kinds of cancer are associated with Zantac?
There are several types of cancer (link to cancer case page) that have been associated with the use of Zantac:
- Bladder cancer
- Colon cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Intestinal Cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer (only for those under the age of 65 at the time of diagnosis)
- Stomach cancer
Do I need a Zantac cancer lawyer?
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with one of the types of cancer listed above, you may be entitled to file a Zantac cancer lawsuit against the manufacturers of the drug. Please contact us online or call our Zantac cancer lawyers at 1-800-MEDMAL1 to schedule your free consultation.