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Many heartburn sufferers have relied on Zantac and other generic ranitidine-containing brands to relieve the burning sensation typically caused by gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). However, when recent studies linked Zantac and other approved OTC products containing ranitidine to various forms of stomach cancer, the government pulled Zantac from retail shelves in the United States.

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The United States Food and Drug Administration FDA Puts Out Warning for Ranitidine Users

In early April 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA warned that Zantac ranitidine’s over-the-counter heartburn medication was unsafe. The FDA said this because all ranitidine products contain unacceptable levels of NDMA (N Nitrosodimethylamine).

When N Nitrosodimethylamine NDMA breaks down, ranitidine drugs can lead to cancer or probable human carcinogen if the levels of NDMA build up too much, so you should talk to a health care professional about prescriptions and the FDA recall.

Find Out How Long You Have to File a Zantac Lawsuit for Your Injuries42 P.S. § 5524

Ever since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said there might be health problems associated with Zantac and any ranitidine product, people started to consider filing Zantac cases and a Zantac cancer lawsuit.

The essential thrust of any Zantac cancer trials and lawsuits is that the N Nitrosodimethylamine N.D.M.A. in Zantac (a popular drug to treat heartburn or acid reflux sold over the counter) might give you cancer after taking it.

Find Out if You Can Bring a Zantac Lawsuit or Join a Ranitidine Class Action Lawsuit

In April 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that the popular heartburn medication, Zantac (ranitidine), should not be taken because of high levels of NDMA (N Nitrosodimethylamine NDMA) in Zantac medication. Ranitidine tablets are primarily taken for acid reflux, GERD, heartburn and other problems.

Janet Woodcock and the Food and Drug Administration Make Pronouncement on Zantac and Ranitidine Products

Did you know that Zantac is no longer available? In September 2019, the US Food and Drug Administration announced that it had identified an impurity in generic ranitidine manufactured and sold in the US.

This impurity is NDMA, a probable human carcinogen. The agency issued a recall of all products containing this ingredient, including Zantac and its generic counterparts.

Food and Drug Administration Warns Against Zantac Usage

People taking Zantac may wish to change to a different drug or treatment alternative to avoid potential health risks. The FDA is advising consumers of over-the-counter heartburn meds to stop taking the medication and dispose of any unused Zantac medications they have at home.

Patients taking prescription heartburn drugs should consult with their doctors before stopping the medication and pursuing other treatments. At Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, our personal injury attorneys are currently investigating potential lawsuits against the manufacturers of Zantac and other medications.

What Type of Cancers Are Associated with Zantac and Zantac Generic Drugs?

Zantac is a medication that belongs to a class of drugs known as H2 blockers. These medications are used to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease).

The problem with this type of drug is that it can cause cancer. The CDC has identified NDMA as a probable human carcinogen causing cancer when inhaled or ingested in large amounts over long periods. This chemical was found within Zantac products sold in the United States between 1983 and 2019.

Use of Drug Linked to PancreatitisThe latest report to surface regarding Invokana and other SGLT2 inhibitors in the same drug family has added yet another serious side effect to the growing list. The FDA has already launched an investigation into reports that have linked the medicines to ketoacidosis, which results when ketone levels create excessive acids in the blood. Now we can add pancreatitis to the list of side effects, and this one is serious as it is a rare and very deadly condition that results from the inflammation of the pancreas. This latest news will not bode well for the maker of Invokana, which is already the subject of numerous lawsuits.

The Current Side Effects Associated with Invokana

To understand the side effects associated with Invokana, you need to understand the mechanics of hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and how the medication works to reduce blood sugar in type-2 diabetics. One of the ways in which glucose is eliminated from the body is through our urine and Invokana prevents the kidneys from reabsorbing excess glucose, thus passing it through the urine instead of back into the blood stream. Due to these mechanics, the following side effects are now suspected and linked to the medication.

pharmaceutical complicationOff label drugs are medications that are prescribed by doctors for purposes other than what they were originally intended or received approval for. The practice of prescribing off label medications is far more wide spread and common than most people believe and as an increasing number of people are experiencing adverse effects of medications that were rushed to market, the question of who has the responsibility and oversight of regulating these forms of prescriptions becomes more prevalent. You may be alarmed or even angry once you understand the answer to this question and the manner in which big pharmaceutical companies get away with marketing medications that are harmful or deadly while making enormous profits off of the infirm without a care in the world about the repercussions.

How are Off Label Medications Prescribed?

The nagging question that most people have concerning medications that are prescribed for reasons other than they were designed or intended is how or why doctors are allowed to place patients on the meds in the first place. In truth, the process of gaining approval by the Food and Drug Administration and subsequent oversight over the prescribing and administration of medications is so full of loop holes that it may require a complete overhaul for the sake of the average person’s wellbeing.