Zantac Recall

Zantac recalled after cancer-causing chemical detected

zantac recall
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently reported that the OTC and prescription heartburn medication Zantac (ranitidine) contains a cancer-causing chemical. According to the FDA, Zantac contains a much higher level of the ingredient than allowed.

What is the cancer-causing chemical?

The cancer-causing chemical in Zantac, called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), can develop when exposed to high heat, even for a limited amount of time. This includes keeping it in a hot car or delivery truck.

Symptoms of NDMA overexposure

Regular Zantac users should be aware of the health effects of overexposure to NDMA. Symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Jaundice
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal cramps

Any Zantac users who experience these symptoms may want to consult with their physicians.

Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO for a free case review

If you or a loved one has used Zantac for at least 5 years and are exhibiting the symptoms of NDMA overexposure after receiving a cancer diagnosis, simply fill out the form below or call 1-800-ELK-OHIO for a free case review.