zantac adverse events

Have you been recently diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac? If so and you live in California, you are not alone. Zantac (ranitidine) has been linked to cancer, and recent lawsuits against Zantac allege that this medication contains a cancer-causing chemical called N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Our California lawyers are currently accepting Zantac cancer lawsuit cases all over the state, including Los Angeles County, San Diego County, Orange County, the Inland Empire, Santa Clara County, San Francisco County and all over the state. If you are looking for the best Zantac cancer lawyers in California to represent you in a case against drug maker Sanofi, please contact us today for a free and confidential consultation and find out what your legal options are.

Why are Zantac Cancer Lawsuits being filed?

Because of the cancer dangers of taking Zantac, on April 1, 2020, the FDA announced they were requesting all manufacturers to withdraw all prescription and over the counter Zantac products from the market immediately. The FDA determined that the dangers of using Zantac increases with time. They also have specifically said that NDMA is a probable human carcinogen, meaning that it can cause cancer. Since Zantac contains NDMA, this puts anyone who has taken Zantac at risk. The FDA has been warning about Zantac since 2019.

Zantac and Generic Ranitidine Can Cause Cancer

Ranitidine goes by many names.  Along with Zantac, there are many generics brands that a person may have taken, including:

  • Zantac 75 Tablets
  • Zantac 150 Tablets
  • Zantac 150 Maximum Strength
  • Zantac 150 Maximum Strength Cool Mint
  • Wal-Zan 75
  • Wal-Zan 150
  • Heartburn Relieve (ranitidine)
  • CVS Health Acid Reducer (ranitidine)
  • Acid Control (ranitidine)
  • Equate Ranitidine Tablets

Even before the FDA announcements, companies have known that Zantac was tied to cancer. Warnings about ranitidine have been out since 2019. Many companies made recalls prior to that FDA announcement, including:

  • American Health Packaging
  • Amneal Pharmaceuticals
  • Aurobindo Pharma USA
  • Apotex Corp.
  • Appco Pharma
  • Denton Pharma (dba Northwind Pharmaceuticals)
  • Reddy’s Laboratories
  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
  • Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
  • Golden State Medical Supply
  • Lannett Company
  • Novitium Pharma
  • Perrigo Company
  • Precision Dose
  • Sandoz
  • Sanofi

The Serious Side Effects of Zantac

 Some of the more serious side effects reported to the FDA from 2004-2020 include:

  • Colorectal cancer (the #1 most common side effect reported to the FDA)
  • Chronic kidney disease (#4)
  • Renal cancer (#5)
  • Bladder cancer (#11)
  • Acute kidney injury (#14)
  • Renal failure (#15)
  • Prostate cancer (#19)
  • Oesophageal carcinoma (#21)
  • Gastric cancer
  • Hepatic cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer (pancreatic carcinoma)

Colorectal cancer was listed in over 8,000 adverse events reported to the FDA. Renal cancer was reported in nearly 6,000 cases and bladder cancer was reported in nearly 5,000 cases. Consumers took Zantac in good faith, with an expectation that this was a safe medication to take on order to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and stomach ulcers. Ranitidine is an anti-ulcer medication that blocks the production of gastric acid to help treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The manufacturers and companies selling Zantac did not make consumers aware that their product could cause cancer, and as a result, lawsuits are being filed.

Filing a Zantac Cancer Lawsuit

If you are considering filing a lawsuit, you should speak with an Zantac cancer attorney in California who is experienced in handling product liability and dangerous product lawsuits. Our product liability lawyers have extensive experience handling these types of cases. Our attorneys will fight hard to make sure you get justice and financial compensation.

California Zantac Cancer Lawyers: We Serve All Over the State

Our Zantac lawyers serve all over California from the safety and comfort of your own home. In order to prioritize your safety, we can handle all calls using Zoom, FaceTime or just regular phone calls if you prefer. We are accepting Zantac cases all over the state, including:

  • Los Angeles
  • San Diego
  • San Jose
  • San Francisco
  • Fresno
  • Sacramento
  • Long Beach
  • Oakland
  • Bakersfield
  • Anaheim
  • Santa Ana
  • Riverside
  • Stockton
  • Chula Vista
  • Fremont
  • Irvine
  • San Bernardino
  • Modesto
  • Oxnard
  • Fontana
  • Moreno Valley
  • Glendale
  • Huntington Beach
  • Santa Clarita
  • Garden Grove
  • Santa Rosa
  • Oceanside
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • Ontario
  • Lancaster
  • Elk Grove
  • Palmdale
  • Corona
  • Salinas
  • Pomona
  • Torrance
  • Hayward
  • Escondido
  • Sunnyvale
  • Pasadena
  • Fullerton
  • Orange
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Visalia
  • Simi Valley
  • Concord
  • Roseville
  • Santa Clara
  • Vallejo
  • Victorville
  • El Monte
  • Berkeley
  • Downey
  • Costa Mesa
  • Inglewood
  • Ventura
  • West Covina
  • Norwalk
  • Carlsbad
  • Fairfield
  • Richmond
  • Murrieta
  • Burbank
  • Antioch
  • Daly City
  • Temecula

Can Our Zantac Lawyers Answer Your Questions?

If you are a family member has been diagnosed with any of the following cancers after taking Zantac, you may be eligible for significant compensation:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Esophageal/nasal/throat cancer
  • Intestinal cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer (for non-smokers)
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Uterine cancer

If you have any questions our Zantac lawyers can answer for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us right away. We are here to help you in any way possible.