About the Zantac Recall

Zantac (ranitidine) is a medication available over the counter (Zantac OTC) or via prescription.  Each year, it is taken by millions of Americans to treat heartburn, sour stomach, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, and other related conditions.

On September 9, 2019, an independent pharmacy, Valisure, filed a citizens’ petition with the FDA, requesting that the FDA order a recall and suspend sales of all ranitidine products.  This request was based upon Valisure’s findings that Zantac and ranitidine pills contained large amounts of a carcinogenic substance, NDMA (N-nitrosodimethylamine).

NDMA was most recently found in other ARB drugs, and Partner Marlene Goldenberg currently serves on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the consolidated valsartan litigation.

On April 1, 2020, the FDA announced the recall of all Zantac and ranitidine products from the U.S. market.

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GoldenbergLaw’s contaminated drug lawyers have successfully litigated on behalf of many people who have purchased and suffered injuries from contaminated medications and would be honored to do the same for you. We understand the impact that contaminated medications can have on you and your loved ones, and we’d like to share that burden.

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Zantac Recall FAQs

Has all Zantac and ranitidine been recalled?

Yes. On April 1, 2020, the FDA requested all Zantac and ranitidine products be recalled from the U.S. market.

Do I Have a Case?

If you have taken Zantac in the last ten years and been diagnosed with cancer, then you may have a case.  Contact us today for a complementary consultation.

Does NDMA exposure in Zantac cause cancer?

NDMA exposure in Zantac and ranitidine has been connected to cancers of the to digestive system such as:

    • Stomach cancer
    • Intestinal cancer (both of the small and large intestines)
    • Esophageal cancer
    • Prostate cancer
    • Pancreatic cancer
    • Leukemia
    • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
    • Multiple Myeloma
    • Bladder cancer
    • Stomach cancer
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Liver Cancer
    • Kidney Cancer
What can I use to prove I took Zantac or ranitidine?

If you have any of the following items, these can be used to show proof of purchase:

  • Pill bottles;
  • Receipts;
  • Prescription or pharmacy records; or
  • HSA or FSA reimbursement records.

Not sure if you have the proper documentation?  Contact us, and we can let you know.

What Can I Recover?

Every case that comes in to our office at GoldenbergLaw receives its own evaluation. We know that every client and injury is unique, and therefore every potential case receives the individual attention it deserves. Because of this, there is no way we can estimate the amount we can recover for a case. However, we make every effort to maximize our clients’ recovery, taking into account the enormous burden of medical expenses, wage loss, and pain and suffering.

Get a free consultation.

If you or a loved one have taken Zantac or ranitidine and have proof of purchasing the drug, please contact our experienced lawyers and get a free consultation today. Call us and get the Gold standard advocacy you deserve.

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