Zantac® is a popular heartburn medication recently voluntarily pulled from the shelves of many pharmacies. Zantac® is the brand name of, Ranitidine. Ranitidine is in the class of drugs known as, H2 blockers.
Recall of Zantac®
The recall comes after traces of a cancer-causing chemical may have been found in the medication. The cancer-causing chemical that is of concern is known as NDMA or Nitroso dimethylamine. Pharmacies including CVS and Walgreens have pulled the product from their shelves.
The Potential Concerns
Those who may be affected are potentially individuals who take medications that treat or prevent heartburn, GERD or ulcers on a regular basis. With evidence pointing to colorectal cancer, gastric cancer and liver damage from high exposure to NDMA, it’s important to understand your risks and potential compensation in the event of injury.
If you or a loved one have taken the heartburn medication Zantac® or Ranitidine and have been diagnosed with cancer of the bladder, kidney, stomach, pancreas, or liver, you may have a claim for compensatory damages.
If you or a loved one have suffered potential harmful side effects as a result of using Zantac®, please contact our experienced attorneys at Campbell & Associates today. Our experienced legal team in Charlotte, North Carolina stands behind our clients to help them fight for the compensation they deserve. Call now for your FREE consultation, 704.333.0885.