Zantac / Ranitidine
Have you or a loved one taken Zantac and been diagnosed with cancer?
The FDA has recalled Zantac® and its generic equivalent drug, ranitidine, because it has been linked to cancer, birth defects, and other deadly diseases. If you took Zantac and developed cancer, or had a child with birth defects, you may be entitled to compensation through a pharmaceutical liability case.
Cancers linked to Zantac:
If you or a loved one was prescribed Zantac or took over-the-counter Zantac for at least one year and later diagnosed with cancer, we invite you to contact us today.
Note: Zantac is a registered trademark and is used here only to identify the product in question.
Frequently Asked Questions - Zantac
When was Zantac pulled off the market?
In April of 2020, the FDA announced that all Zantac brand, both prescription and over-the-counter versions, should be immediately pulled from the market.
Why was Zantac pulled off the market?
On September 13, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported the discovery of the carcinogenic contaminant N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in Zantac. NDMA was found in Zantac at levels beyond what is considered safe. Scientific research has shown when ranitidine comes in contact with water, it creates a chemical reaction that causes the formation of NDMA. Studies have linked the NDMA to cancer in animals and humans.
What is NMDA?
A carcinogenic contaminant N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) is a carcinogenic contaminant that has been linked to cancer in patients that have taken the drug. NDMA is a volatile, combustible, yellow, oily liquid nitrosamine with a faint characteristic odor. The chemical decomposes when exposed to light and emits toxic fumes when heated. NDMA is used primarily in research labs induce tumors in experimental animals. In 2014, the EPA issued a statement about NDMA contamination in drinking water.
What are the lawsuits about?
In the current litigation, the plaintiffs allege that the manufacturers placed on the market a dangerous product and failed to warn consumers of the serious risks and side effects. The main manufacturers of Zantac include: Sanofi, Boehringer Ingelheim, and GSK.
What cancers are linked to Zantac?
Who can file a Zantac cancer lawsuit?
Any person or family member of a person who has a history of taking Zantac and received a cancer diagnosis may be eligible to make a claim.
How much does it cost to file a Zantac cancer lawsuit?
Our attorneys are committed to representing all persons involved in a Zantac lawsuit on a contingency basis, meaning there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case.