Zantac is a medicine used to prevent the development of stomach and intestine ulcers. This drug is also used for keeping under control the acid levels in the stomach. Therefore, Zantac is efficient in the management of GERD or gastroesophageal reflux or other problems caused by excessive acid that leads to heartburn. As a medicine, Zantac belongs to the histamine-2 blockers class.
Despite its efficiency in treating ulcers and other problems related to gastroesophageal reflux, Zantac may lead to different types of cancer as it contains NDMA, a carcinogenic element.
This ranitidine medication does a good job at managing the acid produced by the stomach, nonetheless, due to the fact that it contains unsafe levels of NDMA, the FDA has advised the companies producing Zantac to recall the drug and people who use it to seek alternative treatment options. As a result, some manufacturers recalled their products starting last year in October, but the side effects it had on patients continue to be reported.
Some of the diseases that were linked to the use of Zantac include different types of cancers such as:
This medicine can also increase the risks of developing:
Zantac is manufactured by different companies. The company that manufactures prescription Zantac is GlaxoSmithKline. This pharmaceutical company was founded in 2000 and its headquarters are in Brentford London in the United Kingdom. An over-the-counter variant of this medicine is produced by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare and generic Zantac is produced by different pharmaceutical companies. In the US, one of the biggest companies that commercialize this product is Sanofi. This company has already released a recall for Zantac.
If you have been taking Zantac, and you believe you incurred personal injuries due to this medication, you might have the right to file a claim and receive financial compensation. Some of the common side effects caused by Zantac that can be linked to correlated complications which entitle you to compensation are:
These symptoms can indicate the onset of severe kidney, stomach, liver or respiratory diseases or nervous system disorders.
If you have been taking Zantac and you developed any of the above-mentioned side-effects, you might be entitled to compensation.
Numerous claims have already been filed against the manufacturer of Zantac due to the personal injuries users suffered. There are more than 125 claims in 21districts across the country. Both individual lawsuits and class action lawsuits have been filed as the number of Zantac recalls continues to rise. Thousands of Zantac claims will most likely continue to be brought in the future. The first Zantac class-action lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company Sanofi was filed in California this year and others are expected to follow. We are still waiting for settlements in Zantac lawsuits.
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