On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a news release calling for manufacturers to “withdraw all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine drugs from the market immediately.” Ranitidine is the generic name for Zantac.
The FDA’s news release was based on an ongoing investigation which revealed that Zantac contained a contaminant which was a “probable human carcinogen.” Subsequent events have further demonstrated the link between Zantac and several different cancers.
Due to its potential to cause cancer, the long-term effects of Zantac can be severe. Tragically, many of the cancers that have been linked to Zantac can be fatal. For those who are forced to live with cancer for the rest of their lives or undergo invasive treatment, the financial and non-financial costs can be devastating.
Individuals who have taken Zantac may be at risk for developing several different types of cancer. This includes cancers affecting all parts of the body.
Some examples of the types of cancer linked to Zantac include:
Again, these are just examples. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with any form of cancer after taking Zantac at any time in the past several years, you should consult with an attorney about your family’s legal rights. Numerous cancer patients and families have already filed claims against Sanofi, Zantac’s manufacturer, and you may have a claim against Sanofi as well.
The long-term effects of cancer linked to taking Zantac depend on the specific type of cancer with which an individual is diagnosed. While some types of cancer can be treated and managed, others can have life-altering or life-threatening consequences.
In non-fatal cases, individuals who are diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac may experience long-term consequences including:
You may be entitled to compensation for economic and non-economic damages stemming from cancer diagnosis and treatment. Contact an attorney to discuss your Zantac claim options.
In addition to developing different types of cancers, individuals who have taken Zantac may experience other long-term effects as well. For example, the medical conditions linked to Zantac consumption also include:
Multiple factors can impact your likelihood of suffering complications from taking Zantac, including how long you have taken the medication and the frequency with which you have taken it. You should see a doctor as soon as possible if you experience any health issues that may be related to use of Zantac.
We have a right to expect that the medications we take will improve our lives, not make us sick. Unfortunately, consumers who have taken Zantac may be at risk for a number of serious complications.
Dreyer Boyajian LLP has extensive experience helping clients with dangerous drug claims. Please call (518) 463-7784 today for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.