The Long Term Side Effects of Zantac

Most medications we take have mild side effects that most Americans may never experience. When you do have a side effect from medication it often goes away on its own after you stop the use of the product. However, in other cases, there are long-term side effects that can have life-altering consequences.

Zantac and its generic version ranitidine have been under fire for some time due to their cancer-causing contaminants. If you have experienced any long-term side effects of Zantac or have been diagnosed with cancer after the use of the product you should contact a Philadelphia Zantac cancer lawyer immediately. 

Short Term Side Effects

Zantac and ranitidine are medications whose intention was to relieve users of heartburn and reflux. Every medication has some side effects attached and these are no different. Some common short term effects include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Diarrhea

Typically these will go away after you stop the use of the product and should not be of high concern. These are typically mild side effects that do not require medical attention. Do keep in mind that if your symptoms do worsen or do not go away you should seek medical attention immediately. This may be a sign of a bigger underlying medical issue. 

Long Term Side Effects

Rarely do we hear about the long-term side effects of medication especially heartburn medication. It has been found that Zantac and ranitidine have been found to have long-term side effects. These are in addition to the allegations of cancer-causing effects. These long term side effects include:

  • Vertigo
  • Anemia
  • Liver function and liver damage
  • Cardiovascular issues pertaining to heart rate
  • Dystonia
  • Meningitis

It has been said that the severity of these side effects can diminish over time once you have stopped the use of the medication. There are other adverse long-term side effects that have been linked to Zantac and ranitidine. These are especially dangerous because they may have been caused due to the prescription formula of the medication. These side effects include:

  • Vision and eye disorders
  • Blood system disorders
  • Cardiac disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Renal disorders
  • Reproductive disorders
  • Liver disorders
  • Psychiatric disorders

Should You Seek Legal Assistance From a Zantac Cancer Lawyer

Seeking the legal help of a Philadelphia Zantac cancer lawyer is not an easy decision to make but it is a decision that many have already entered this fight and it is estimated that many more victims will begin to be added to the cancer lawsuit. The cancer lawsuit aims to tackle the findings of the carcinogen NDMA which is known to lead to cancer. T is said that tumors may appear as a result of NDMA in the following areas:

  • Esophagus
  • Intestine
  • Kidney
  • Bladder
  • Liver
  • Stomach
  • Pancreas

Call a Personal Injury Attorney Today

There are already thousands of lawsuits against Zantac related to cancers and other medical conditions related to these medications. The FDA has advised that anyone who is in possession of the medication should stop use and throw it away. Contact Kwartler Manus at 267-214-8608, or contact us online to discuss your case.

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