Zantac (Ranitidine) Causing Cancer

Drug Liability Attorneys in New York City

Have you used Zantac and recently been diagnosed with a cancer of the digestive system? You can contact our firm and ask questions about this very new medical development and learn about your potential rights. The common over-the-counter drug known as Zantac has been recalled by Novartis, Dr. Reddy and other companies. The leading cause of the recall was the carcinogen N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) being found within the drug. In recent litigation involving the recall of blood pressure medications, which has the same impurity as Zantac, it has been discovered that this carcinogen is known as NDMA had led to cancer of the digestive tract. At Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, our New York defective drug lawyers handle cases directly and do not refer them to other firms.

Zantac’s Original Maker Halts Shipping on Carcinogen Concern

While Novartis is the distributor of Zantac, the two Indian based suppliers known as Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. and Saraca Laboratories Ltd. were the producers of the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient that bring upon the NDMA carcinogen. Originally, the production and shipments were voluntarily halted from the distributor. In September 2019 Zantac was officially FDA recalled. Shockingly, FDA inspects less than 1% of the API of generic drugs made overseas. This comes just after the prescription blood pressure medications also being recalled for NDMA impurities.

NDMA symptoms can include jaundice, nausea, fever, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and dizziness.

Cancers from taking Zantac and ranitidine can include:

  • Liver cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Small Intestine cancer

Our litigation partners can answer any questions you have about the science and medical information on the cancer connection. Much of this is based on animal studies. Our litigation partners personally work with clients to determine if there is a meritorious case and the extent of the monetary damage this drug has caused them, and what legal remedies are at their disposal.


Our New York dangerous drug lawyers perform a rigorous investigation of the

impact this injury has had on clients and their families, both medically and financially. We have access to expert witnesses in pharmacology and other relevant fields who help us determine how dangerous drugs contributed to your injuries and who is liable for the damages. We offer every client personal, individual and attentive client service and dedication to results. Furthermore, through our extensive litigation against Japanese pharmaceutical companies, we are experienced with lawsuits involving dangerous drugs, and foreign pharmaceutical.

Our New York defective drug attorneys are able to handle a wide range of drug liability claims, including those involving the over the counter medication Zantac. Call (888) 260-0473 for a free case evaluation.

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