VanDerGinst Law would like to issue a warning to Cedar Rapids residents that there has been a nationwide recall of Zantac and the generic version ranitidine.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested this recall after finding excess levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a known carcinogen, in Zantac and its generic versions.
People who have taken ranitidine-based antacids and have developed numerous forms of cancer may now file a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
Why Did the FDA Request a Zantac Recall?
On April 1, 2020, the FDA requested that manufacturers remove all Zantac and ranitidine-based antacids from the market.
This includes both prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) antacids that contain ranitidine.
When stored in the packaging for too long, or at too high of temperatures, Zantac breaks down into NDMA. NDMA is a contaminant known to cause various types of cancer.
NDMA accumulates while Zantac is in the packaging. It also may be produced at significant levels within the human body as the drug breaks down in the stomach.
The FDA clearly states that all ranitidine-based products should be properly disposed of. They also state that Zantac alternatives may be used to treat similar symptoms, such as famotidine (Pepcid), cimetidine (Tagamet), esomeprazole (Nexium), lansoprazole (Prevacid) or omeprazole (Prilosec).
Which Batches of Zantac Have Been Recalled?
The FDA warned that all Zantac and ranitidine products should be removed from store shelves and that people should remove the products from their medicine cabinets.
This is not a recall based on batches of the product. Rather, it’s a blanket request that all ranitidine-based products be taken off the market.
We urge Cedar Rapids residents and people across the country to safely dispose of any current Zantac you may have and find an alternative.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you may be entitled to compensation. Keep reading for more information.
What Types of Cancer May Zantac Cause?
Zantac may cause various types of cancer. The lawsuits currently being filed against the makers of Zantac and other ranitidine-based medications cover a wide variety of cancers and other issues that may arise from frequent consumption of Zantac.
Cancers covered by lawsuits include:
Other issues found that may result from taking Zantac include:
- Birth Defects
- Kidney Disease
Fill out our Zantac Pre-Qualification Form to see if you may qualify to file a lawsuit with VanDerGinst Law.
See if you Qualify
Generally speaking, you must meet the following guidelines in order to qualify for filing a Zantac Lawsuit with us:
- At least 1 year of use prior to cancer diagnosis
- Minimum of 300 mg/week during 1-year period of use; and
- No more than 10 years since last use prior to cancer diagnosis
These are not the only qualifications that may apply, and special circumstances may also apply. Please contact us for more information.
Your Cedar Rapids Zantac Lawsuit Attorneys
At VanDerGinst Law, we fight hard to make sure the people of Cedar Rapids, and across the nation, are fairly compensated for the injuries they endure. We strongly suggest that you contact us, or give us a call at 800-797-5391 to see if you qualify to file a lawsuit with us.
You may be entitled to compensation if you meet the above requirements, and we would highly recommend working with a personal injury lawyer during this complex process.
The experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at VanDerGinst Law can help you make sense of your case and ensure you receive fair compensation.