Zantac®, a widely known brand name of the drug ranitidine, is a heartburn medication that has been found to contain dangerous levels of the probable human carcinogen N-Nitrososdimethylamine (NDMA). Independent laboratory testing has revealed the level of NDMA in Zantac® is 3,171 times greater than the FDA’s daily intake limit.
According to studies conducted on NDMA, possible side effects of ingestion of Zantac® and other ranitidine products may include:
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Bladder Cancer
- Stomach Cancer
- Intestinal Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Uterine Cancer
While Zantac® has not officially been recalled, pharmacies in the U.S. have electively begun to pull the drug as well as its generic equivalents from their shelves in an effort to protect the health and safety of U.S. citizens from NDMA, which was categorized as “extremely hazardous” by the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986.
Symptoms of Exposure to NDMA
Exposure to NDMA, a powerful hepatotoxin, can lead to liver damage over a short period of time, while long-time exposure can increase your risk for many injuries and illnesses. Symptoms may include:
- Abdominal Cramps
- Enlarged Liver
- Reduced Organ Function (Kidney, Liver, Lungs)
Other reported adverse effects include:
- Skin Rash
- Hair Loss
- Liver Failure
- Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
- Tachycardia (Rapid Heartbeat)
- Nervous System Disorders
- Vitamin B-12 Deficiency
- Low Blood Platelet Levels
- Increased Risk of Pneumonia
If you or a loved one has taken Zantac® and subsequently received a cancer diagnosis, you may be entitled to recovery of the following:
- Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Medical Monitoring
- Lifetime Care
- Pain & Suffering
If you have suffered harm after taking Zantac®, trust Carter Mario Law Firm to help. Contact our team today at 203-876-2711 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.
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