Zantac has been voluntarily recalled due to the presence of NDMA (N-Nitrosodimethylamine)
which is a probable carcinogen. The FDA is alerting both patients and health care providers of these recalls while also conducting additional testing to determine the levels of NDMA.
Zantac is one of the most widely used pharmaceuticals in the United States. Zantac, which can be prescribed or obtained over-the-counter, is a histamine-2 blocker that decreases the amount of acid in a patient’s stomach. It is generally used to prevent and relieve heartburn associated with acid indigestion. Zantac is also approved for the treatment and prevention of ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
What is NDMA?
NDMA is an organic chemical used in gasoline, rocket fuel, pesticides and fish processing as
well as a lubricant additive and a stabilizer for industrial materials. The FDA, EPA and World Health Organization have all classified NDMA as a carcinogen capable of causing cancer.
How was NDMA found in Zantac?
Valisure, an online pharmacy who conducted independent testing, found extremely high levels of NDMA in Zantac. Based on their findings, Valisure filed a Citizen Petition calling on the FDA to seek a market recall due to the significant risks associated with NDMA. It has been reported that the levels of NDMA are 3,000 to 26,000 times higher than the FDA allowable limit.
If you have taken Zantac and have been diagnosed with any of the below cancers, you may have a potential claim against the manufacturer:
- Bladder Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Intestinal Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Stomach Cancer
There are currently cases filed against the manufacturer of Zantac alleging they intentionally concealed risks and knowingly manufactured and sold medications containing a probable carcinogen to millions of people.
Contact Scovern Law
If you were taking Zantac and developed cancer, Scovern Law is available to discuss your
potential claim. Lawsuits are often the only way for people to hold pharmaceutical companies
accountable. Scovern Law will fight on your behalf for fair compensation. Call our office today for a free consultation, 1.888.725.1890.