The Severe Zantac Side Effects

Most medications will have slight and mild side effects that do not cause much concern for users of the medication. However, some patients may experience severe side effects that can lead to life-altering consequences. These severe side effects should be prevented through research on behalf of the drug manufacturer.

You should not be placed in harm’s way unknowingly due to the negligence of another party. When a person does feel serious side effects they do not think to file a lawsuit or seek legal advice. Some do not even realize or pinpoint the exact cause of theory symptoms because it is not evident on the packaging.

You should speak to your doctor about your ailments to determine what may be causing them. If you are experiencing severe side effects due to your use of Zantac you should also contact a Philadelphia Zantac cancer attorney immediately.

Common Side Effects

As with most medications, there are common side effects that drug manufacturers will warn you about. These are typically found on the packaging of the medication and if it is prescribed your doctor may also warn you of these. Some of the most common side effects of Zantac are:

  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation

These side effects do not typically last long and will disappear once you stop the use of Zantac. It should be cause for concern if symptoms worsen or your effects are not uncommon.

Can Pregnant Women and Children Take Zantac?

Pregnant women must be especially careful of the over-the-counter and prescription drugs they take as they may harm their unborn child. It is said that in general Zantac is safe for pregnant women. Research has not determined its effects on babies. As with everything during pregnancy you should consult with your doctor as to whether you should take Zantac or any other drug.

It has been shown that women who are taking Zantac should be cautious as it will show up in their breast milk. There has been no clear research on the effects on pregnant women and you should err on the side of caution.

Rare Side Effects

Rare side effects in Zantac users have been found in 23,557 cases over a thirty-year time frame. During the same time, there have been 2,175 deaths linked to Zantac side effects. Rare side effects that you should be aware of are:

  • Coughing up mucus
  • Dark urine
  • Clay-colored stools
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vision problems
  • Weakness
  • Yellowing of the eyes or skin
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash in conjunction with headaches

If you experience any of these symptoms it is imperative that you seek medical attention. You may also need to contact a Philadelphia personal injury attorney.

When to Contact a Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorney

Another side effect that has been linked to Zantac is cancer. If you have been diagnosed with cancer after the use of Zantac call our Philadelphia Zantac cancer attorney from Kwartler Manus at 267-24-8608, or by using our online contact form.

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