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Zantac Class Action Lawsuit

Zantac Class Action Lawsuit

Zantac® heartburn drugs tested positive for NDMA, a chemical that is known to be a human carcinogen.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Zantac induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with cancer, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Has Zantac Been Recalled?

Has Zantac been recalled? In October 2019, GlaxoSmithKline recalled prescription-strength Zantac® pills (150-mg and 300-mg), injections, and a syrup.

Over-the-counter Zantac® (75-mg) has not been recalled because it is made by a different company.

CVS, Walmart, Walgrens and Rite Aid have suspended sales of Zantac® and generic heartburn medications that contain ranitidine while the risk of cancer is under investigation.

There are several recalls for generic Zantac (ranitidine) and products that contain ranitidine.

Zantac May Contain Cancer-Causing Chemical

FDA Finds NDMA Carcinogen in Zantac

In September 2019, the FDA issued a Safety Warning for people who take Zantac® heartburn pills and generic ranitidine after a cancer-causing impurity called NDMA was detected in some medications.

How Much NDMA is in Zantac?

Bloomberg reported that Zantac tested positive for up to 3,000 micrograms of NDMA, which is significantly higher than the FDA limit of less than 1 microgram of NDMA in medicines. In comparison, drug-makers were forced to recall blood-pressure drugs that had NDMA levels only as high as 17 micrograms.

What is N-nitrosodimethylamine?

N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) is a chemical that is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer). NDMA gets into medicines when it is left over from the manufacturing process as an impurity — specifically when drug-makers reuse certain materials, such as solvents. NDMA was also formerly used in the production of liquid rocket fuel.

NDMA in Blood-Pressure Drugs Leads to Recalls

NDMA contamination in medications is a major problem for drug-makers in India and China, who were recently forced to issue dozens of recalls for blood-pressure drugs that were contaminated by NDMA. These recalled drugs include Diovan, Valsartan, Irbesartan, and more.

Is NDMA in My Food?

NDMA is also commonly found in the environment, including water and foods such as meats, dairy products, and vegetables. Federal officials said Zantac contained NDMA at “low levels” that “barely exceed amounts you might expect to find in common foods.”

Cancers Linked to NDMA

  • Liver cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Intestinal cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Testicular Cancer

Can I Join a Class Action?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but we are not filing a Zantac class action lawsuit at this time. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people who were diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac® or generic ranitidine.

About Class Actions

It is possible that class action lawsuits will be filed for everyone who purchased Zatnac or ranitidine medications that were contaminated by NDMA. However, these class actions are not designed to maximize financial compensation for people who were injured or died of severe side effects, such as cancer.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

Our lawyers file individual lawsuits so we can focus our efforts on helping people with the most severe injuries from defective medications.

If you were diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac, we may be able to help you seek justice and compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, future care, lost income, and more.

Do I have a Zantac Class Action Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Zantac induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with cancer, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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