zantac adverse events

If you are a current resident of South Carolina who took the drug Zantac and you have now been diagnosed with having cancer, please know that you are not alone in this. Zantac (Ranitidine) has shown to cause cancer in patients who have taken it. Recently, in lawsuits filed against them, it has been alleged that the medicine contains N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is actually a chemical that can cause cancer. Our South Carolina Zantac attorneys are currently accepting all Zantac cancer lawsuits throughout the entire state of South Carolina, including Greenville County, Richland County, Charleston County, Horry County, Spartanburg County, York County, Lexington County, York County, Berkeley County, Beaufort County, Florence County, Dorchester County, Anderson County, Sumter County, Pickens County, Oconee County, Orangeburg County, Lancaster County, and everywhere else in the state. If you are in need of the absolute best Zantac cancer lawyer in South Carolina to help in representing your case, contact us right away to find out what your legal options are. We offer you a completely free and 100% confidential case evaluation.


Due to the dangers that Zantac has been shown to cause, there was an announcement that had been issued by the FDA on April 1st, 2020 that stated all manufacteres of Zantac were to completely withdraw all of their prescriptions immediately. This also included all over the counter medications. It had been proven by the FDA that a patient who takes Zantac is prone to increase their complications over a period of time. They stated specifically that NDMA is a probable human carcinogen. This means NDMA has an ability to cause cancer in a patient. Due to the fact that NDMA is found in Zantac, this puts all the people who took it at a high risk for developing cancer. The FDA had been placing warnings against Zantac dating back to 2019.


Ranitidine goes by many different names. Most commonly known is Zantac. However, there are other generic brands a person might have taken. These include the following, but are not limited to:

  • 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

Prior to any announcements issued by the FDA, companies had known about the risk of Zantac and its link to cancer. There had been many different warnings put out by companies regarding Ranitidine since 2019. Some companies had even issued recalls prior to the announcement the FDA issued in 2020. These companies included:

  • 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


Between 2004-2020 the FDA has received many adverse events after consumers took Zantac. Some of the more serious side effects that Zantac can cause include, but are not limited to:

  • Colorectal cancer (#1 most common side effect that was 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 the most reported side effect the FDA received, having close to 8,000 cases. Renal cancer was reported in over 6,000 cases, and bladder cancer had been reported in around 5,000 cases. Every single consumer that took Zantac (Ranitidine) had taken it with good faith, hoping it would help to relieve their medical issues including stomach ulcers, heartburn, and acid reflux. Zantac is designed to help treat patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It is an anti-ulcer medication and is supposed to help in blocking the gastric acid production throughout the body. Unfortunately, the companies and manufacturers who were selling Zantac had never made any of their consumers aware their product had any potential type of health risk, or especially a link to cancer. As a result of this, there have been lawsuits flooding in.


If you are wondering whether you may have a case against Sanofi, the manufacteres of Zantac, get in touch with one of our experienced South Carolina Zantac lawyers today. Our legal experts have extensive knowledge and experience in handling product liability, and dangerous drug cases, such as this. We will fight to make sure that you get the justice you absolutely deserve, as well as any financial compensation you might be entitled to.


Our team of Zantac attorneys help to serve those all throughout the state of South Carolina. During this difficult time, we are also able to help you from the comfort of your own home. In order to prioritize your health and safety, we can handle your calls via Facetime or Zoom, or just a regular phone call if that’s what you prefer. Our attorneys are currently taking all Zantac (Ranitidine) cases in South Carolina, including:

  • Charlotte
  • Charleston
  • North Charleston
  • Columbia
  • Rock Hill
  • Greenville
  • Summerville
  • Goose Creek
  • Hilton Head Island
  • Sumter
  • Mount Charleston
  • Florence
  • Spartanburg
  • Myrtle Beach
  • Greer
  • Aiken
  • Anderson
  • Mauldin
  • Hanahan
  • Conway
  • Greenwood
  • Socastee
  • Simpsonville
  • Taylors
  • North Agusta
  • St. Andrews
  • Easley
  • Wade Hampton
  • Lexington
  • Five Forks
  • Fort Mill
  • Bluffton
  • West Columbia
  • Clemson
  • Red Hill
  • North Mytrle Beach
  • Ladson
  • Seven Oaks
  • Dentsville
  • Gantt
  • Berea
  • Cayce
  • Beaufort
  • Gaffney
  • Port Royal
  • Orangeburg
  • All other cities in the state of South Carolina


If you or a loved one took Zantac, and have been diagnosed with any of the following cancers, you may be eligible to receive a significant financial compensation. Some of these cancers include:

  • 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

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding what your legal rights are, or if you are wondering if you may have a case. We offer you a completely free and 100% confidential case evaluation and we are here to help you fight during this difficult time in your life.