You’ve likely heard the commotion surrounding the prevalence of cancer-causing ingredients in the popular heartburn medication, Zantac. But do the claims truly live up to the hype?
Keep reading to learn whether Zantac has the potential to cause cancer.
The active ingredient in Zantac is ranitidine, which is a substance commonly used to treat heartburn by reducing the acid levels in your stomach. The substance is featured in an assembly of drugs referred to as histamine-2 (H-2) blockers.
While the substance can be very effective for reducing heartburn, it’s not a miracle drug. As of September 2019, ranitidine was discovered to include the impurity N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is problematic, because NDMA is known to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to cause cancer when ingested consistently over time.
If you have been taking Zantac regularly for an extended period of time, it may be a good idea to visit a physician and let them know that you’ve been taking the medication. Due to the fact that cancer-causing elements have been found in the drug, you’ll want to make sure that you don’t have any signs of cancer.
However, if you have only taken Zantac a few times and it’s not a regular part of your routine, you probably don’t have anything to worry about. Many of the people who have developed cancer as a result of taking Zantac were typically taking the drug often for an extended period of time.
In order to develop cancer from Zantac, it’s widely believed that NDMA will need to build up in the body.
If you’ve developed cancer as a result of using Zantac regularly, you may be entitled to compensation. Our team here at Goodman Acker P.C. is highly skilled in this area of the law and has helped many other people just like you obtain justice. Let us see if we can help you, too. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with your case right away.
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