Miami Zantac Lawyer
According to ConsumerNotice.org, more than 15 million Americans were taking the drug Zantac when it was available in the United States. Zantac, which is the commercial name for the drug ranitidine, is an H2-blocking antacid that was available over the counter and as a prescription up until very recently. As a prescription strength medication, it was used to treat ulcers, erosive esophagitis, and GERD, while as an over the counter medication, it was used to treat acid indigestion and heartburn. However, it is now understood that a contaminant in Zantac (N-nitrosodimethylamine) is at such a high level that taking the antacid medication carries a serious risk of developing cancer. If you were prescribed Zantac, or took it over the counter, you need to stop taking it immediately. If you developed any serious side effects, including cancer, you have the right to seek compensation from the manufacturer by filing a personal injury lawsuit. The Miami Zantac lawyers here at Spencer Morgan Law can take your case today.
The Food And Drug Administration Requested All Companies to Take Ranitidine Off Shelves in 2020
Zantac was originally developed and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1983. In 2004, Pfizer became the first company to develop an over-the-counter version of the drug. Since its beginnings it has been sold to customers as an effervescent drink mix, a tablet, and a syrup. According to a New York Times article, the FDA requested that companies stop selling all forms of the drug Zantac in April 2020. Zantac was already recalled as of October 2019 due to high levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), though after testing the drug, the FDA later said that “the levels of NDMA in ranitidine and nizatidine are similar to the levels you would expect to be exposed to if you ate common foods like grilled or smoked meats.” However, the agency later recalled Zantac due to studies that found that the levels of NDMA can increase if Zantac or other ranitidine products are stored for long periods of time, particularly when stored at higher than room-temperature.
What to Do If You Have Been Taking Zantac or its Generic Ranitidine
If you have Zantac on your shelves at home, it is recommended that you dispose of it. If you still regularly take Zantac, talk to a doctor about an alternative medicine to help. If you have also been diagnosed with cancer and do not have a family history of such cancer, it might be time to speak with a lawyer, as Zantac may be the cause of your cancer.
Call the Miami Zantac Lawyers at Spencer Morgan Law
NDMA may increase the risk of developing cancer, and unfortunately the FDA found that Zantac was contaminated with dangerous levels of NDMA. If you believe that your cancer diagnosis may have something to do with Zantac that you were prescribed or took over the counter, our Miami Zantac attorneys can help. Call Spencer Morgan Law today at 305-423-3800 to schedule a free consultation.