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How Many Different Forms of Cancer Can Zantac Cause?

Zantac and other ranitidine-based antacid drugs have long been some of the most-prescribed drugs on the entire pharmaceutical market. For decades, manufacturers have raked in billions of dollars as thousands of new prescriptions are written each year. However, scientists and researchers have compiled a long list of evidence that connects ranitidine-based drugs such as Zantac to numerous forms of cancer throughout the body. This is due to the presence of a carcinogenic chemical known as NDMA–as the drug sits on shelves, it decomposes, leaving behind large amounts of NDMA which users then ingest on a daily basis. 

While research is still ongoing, lawsuits and injury claims have piled up ever since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) formally recalled ranitidine-based products on April 1, 2020. Manufacturers have argued that the cancers are largely attributable to environmental and lifestyle factors, but Zantac attorneys, such as those from Van Law Firm, are working to hold them accountable for the damages they’ve caused for many years. Let’s look at some of the cancers commonly cited in Zantac claims: 

Various Cancers That Have Been Linked to Zantac 

Zantac is a gastrointestinal medication, so it’s easy to see why it might affect a large number of our internal organs and systems. The most common forms of cancer that are being attributed to ranitidine use include: 

  • Stomach (gastric) cancers 
  • Colorectal cancer 
  • Esophageal cancer 
  • Bladder cancer 
  • Prostate cancer 
  • Liver cancer 
  • Kidney cancer 

Other claims also include breast, ovarian, thyroid, colon, testicular, and pancreatic cancers. 

In recent years, there have been numerous studies published that suggest that ranitidine is highly associated with several forms of cancer. Two popular examples are a 2004 study from the National Cancer Institute and another from Stanford University in 2016 that highlight the damage ranitidine can do to the bladder and nearby organs, specifically the formation of bladder cancer. Another study from the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center suggested that ranitidine vastly increases the risk of kidney, breast, testicular, and thyroid cancers, based on data from over 20,000 patients. 

Questions? Contact Van Law Firm’s Zantac Attorneys Right Away
If you have further questions about the potentially deadly side effects of using Zantac, or would like to schedule an appointment with trusted Zantac attorneys, please contact Van Law Firm as soon as possible. We have the experience and the resources to handle any claim effectively, and with over $50 million recovered to date, you won’t want to go anywhere else. Call the location nearest you now for more information.