The study found that individuals who regularly took Zantac increased their risk of developing breast cancer by 240% compared to those who didn’t. Currently, the Sloane Memorial Cancer Center is conducting research to determine which specific cancers Zantac contaminated with NDMA may cause.
What kind of breast cancer is caused by Zantac?
Current users of ranitidine had a 2.2-fold (95% CI, 1.1-4.3) increased risk of ductal carcinoma that was confined to a 2.4-fold (95% CI, 1.2-4.9) increased risk of estrogen receptor-positive/progesterone receptor-positive ductal carcinoma.
What kind of cancers does Zantac cause?
Zantac (ranitidine) contaminated with NDMA, a probable human carcinogen, may be linked to cancer. Types of cancer caused by Zantac include bladder cancer, colon cancer and prostate cancer.
What are the symptoms of breast cancer?
What Are the Symptoms of Breast Cancer?
- New lump in the breast or underarm (armpit).
- Thickening or swelling of part of the breast.
- Irritation or dimpling of breast skin.
- Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or the breast.
- Pulling in of the nipple or pain in the nipple area.
What is ductal cancer?
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) means the cells that line the milk ducts of the breast have become cancer, but they have not spread into surrounding breast tissue. DCIS is considered non-invasive or pre-invasive breast cancer.
Is there a class action lawsuit against Zantac?
a Zantac class-action lawsuit has been filed against the manufacturers for concealing adverse health risks associated with Zantac that led plaintiffs to suffer serious injury and death.
How much money can I get from Zantac lawsuit?
The standard legal fee for plaintiffs’ attorneys is 40% plus expenses. (In mass tort cases like Zantac with thousands of plaintiffs, “expenses” tend to be minimal.) So if a plaintiff gets a $100,000 settlement, the plaintiff can expect to receive close to $60,000 (60% of the total).
When was Zantac taken off the market?
Update: On April 1, 2020, the FDA requested manufacturers to withdraw all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine drugs (Zantac, others) from the market immediately, due to the presence of a contaminant known as N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).
What is a good substitute for Zantac?
Drugs that may be used as a safe alternative to Zantac include:
- Prilosec (omeprazole)
- Pepcid (famotidine)
- Nexium (esomeprazole)
- Prevacid (lansoprazole)
- Tagamet (cimetidine)
Should I be worried if I took ranitidine?
You should stop taking Zantac, but the recall itself should not cause you to worry. Many news sources, and our previous blog posts, state it is a good idea to switch medications to treat your heartburn if you have been taking Zantac.
What is wrong Zantac?
It’s classified as a B2 carcinogen, meaning it’s a probable human carcinogen. Exposure to high amounts of NDMA is thought to cause gastric or colorectal cancer, according to the World Health Organization . It’s extremely toxic to the liver. Even small amounts may be linked to liver damage.