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Update on September 2019 Cancer Causing Zantac Recall

In September 2019, Zantac was recalled due to the presence of cancer-causing elements in certain batches of the product. This popular heartburn medication contains N-nitrosodimethylamine, which is a main cause of cancer. Zantac and its generic form, Ranitidine, is still under intense scrutiny for the dangerous elements it contains, and the risk factors it presents. This recall is based on how the drug is formulated and not from a manufacturer error. The investigation into the contaminated drug is ongoing and many companies have voluntarily recalled the product based on lab results.

If you are a Zantac user, here are specific complications that other users have experienced:

Short Term Exposure Complications

  • Nervous system disorders
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Hepatitis or liver failure
  • Risk of pneumonia
  • Vitamin B-12 deficiency

Long Term Exposure Health Complications

  • Liver Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer

Medications always come with risks, but in this case, the risks outweigh the benefits. If you are a user of Zantac, speak to your doctor about whether you should continue taking the medication. Also, contact an experienced product liability attorney about filing a lawsuit against the Zantac. Even if you did not develop any complications, you may still be entitled to compensation on behalf the manufacturers of Zantac. Sanofi, the pharmaceutical company who produces Zantac, has already faced millions of dollars in lawsuits and expects more to be filed this year.

If you have developed symptoms and signs of complications due to taking Zantac, you may be entitled to compensation. The Philadelphia products liability lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC will protect the rights of harmed individuals and advocate on behalf of those who are suffering due to this popular heartburn medication. Call us today at 215-569-8488 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.