DANGER – Zantac Recall & Other Heart Burn Medication

The mandatory recall of the drug Zantac has impacted millions. We can help.

On April 1, 2020, the Food and drug Administration (FDA) ordered all ranitidine medications, sold under the brand name Zantac, taken off the shelves immediately.  The order follows an earlier voluntary recall in January by Appco Pharma LLC and Northwind Pharmaceuticals (manufactured by Glenmark Pharmaceutical Inc.) after the FDA detected the cancer-causing chemical N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in several brand name and generic heartburn medications.  In October, pharmaceutical company Sanofi announced it was undertaking a voluntary recall of Zantac due to the concerns about the cancer-causing chemical.

The mandatory recall on April 1, 2020 was triggered because officials at the FDA “determined that the impurity in some rantidine products increase over time and when stored at higher than room temperatures and may result in consumer exposure to unacceptable levels of this impurity.”  The FDA is also advising consumers taking over the counter rantidine to stop taking any tablets or liquids they currently have, dispose of them properly and not buy more.  CVS and Walgreens no longer sell Zantac and other rantidine medications.  Medications such as Pepcid and Tagamet remain on the shelves because they don’t contain rantidine.

What products are affected by rantidine?

Rantadine is also known by its brand name, Zantac, which is sold by Sanofi.  Zantac was available by prescription or over the counter.  It is part of a class of drugs known as H2 (or histamine-2) blockers.  Several companies sold generic versions of both over the counter and prescription rantidine products.

What it NDMA?

NDMA is an environmental contaminant found in water, meat, dairy and vegetables.  The chemical was originally developed to aid in the production of rocket fuel.  It is classified as a probable carcinogen based on studies in animals.

Do you qualify for compensation if you used Zantac?

Taking on the pharmaceutical industry is no easy task.  We have experience and success in drug cases.  Our firm is investigating cases for those who have been diagnosed with cancer following regular Zantac use.  If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with stomach, bladder, kidney, pancreatic, colon, or liver cancer, after taking Zantac to treat heartburn, or were diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 65, contact us.  There is no charge for a consultation, and you owe us nothing if we don’t recover for you. 

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