Heartburn Drug With Unexpected Side Effects
Zantac is a common drug used for treating heartburn and ulcers. This medication can be prescribed or taken over the counter working to decrease the amount of acid created by the stomach. Recently, the FDA has discovered the chemical N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) present in Zantac with higher than normal amounts. NDMA is a human carcinogen that is known to cause cancer. The chemical is common in rocket fuel and gasoline.
A History of Side Effects
This toxic chemical has been found in several drugs, like the common blood pressure medication Valsartan, and has prompted further investigation on the medication. The cancers associated with Zantac include, but are not limited to:
- Potentially many others
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When the active ingredient in Zantac, ranitidine, comes into contact with the contents of the stomach and causes a chemical reaction, which then produces excess amounts of NDMA. The FDA has not yet advised stopping the taking of the drug without consulting with your health care provider and is still pursuing a full investigation. Currently, many drugstores such as Walmart, Walgreens, and CVS have halted the sales of ranitidine drugs, pending further investigation.
At the Law Offices of Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C. we believe that drug companies should be held liable for their negligent actions that cause many people a lot of pain and suffering. If you or a loved one has used this product and have any reactions or side effects it is imperative to consult with your health care provider. In pursuing a lawsuit you may be entitled to financial compensation for any medical treatments, lost wages, or pain and suffering.
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With over three and a half decades of experience, the law firm of Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C. is positioned to help those who have been harmed by these medications. Our law firm works with nationally recognized associated firms to reach major verdicts and settlements. Call our New York office at (631) 543-3663. to arrange a no cost, no obligation consultation to find out how an attorney can help you.