Among the most-used medications worldwide, antacids and heartburn medications have been found to cause cancer. Acid reflux drugs such as Prilosec, Prevacid, Nexium, Zantac and generic Zantac are under FDA investigation and have been subject to major heartburn medicine recalls due to the cancer risk.
Used regularly by millions of Americans, Prilosec, Prevacid, Nexium, Zantac and generic Zantac are hugely profitable for billion-dollar pharmaceuticals such as Astra-Zeneca, Procter & Gamble, Sanofi, Sandoz, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals. It is the mission of our acid reflux drug attorneys to hold drug companies accountable for exposing countless consumers to the risk heartburn medication cancer with no prior warning.
Two different classes of acid reflux drugs have been found to cause cancer: protein pump inhibitors, or PPIs, and histamine 2 blockers, or H2 blockers. PPIs that cause cancer include Prilosec, Prevacid, or Nexium; H2 blockers that cause cancer are Zantac generic Zantac. Both classes of drug are used to treat symptoms of excess stomach acid such as acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and heartburn.
A staggering number of Americans--literally millions--have used these drugs routinely, believing them to be completely safe. Learning that acid reflux drug cause cancer has understandably angered many consumers. While heartburn drug cancer is still under ongoing FDA investigation, we do know that more regular and more sustained use are both indicators of higher risk for cancer. Antacid cancer is generally gastrointestinal forms of cancer, including stomach, bladder, or esophageal cancer.
Zantac and generic Zantac have been found to cause cancer due to the presence of a carcinogenic substance known as NDMA. While doctors and patients alike trusted Zantac as safe over the past three decades, we now know that Zantac causes stomach and bladder cancer.
Prior to any Zantac recalls, many major pharmacy chains including Rite Aid, Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, Target and Kroger took the step early on of removing the dangerous products from their shelves upon learning of the Zantac cancer threat. Sanofi, the manufacturer of the brand-name drug eventually issued a Zantac recall in response to the cancer findings; several manufacturers of generic Zantac such as Apotex, Sandoz, GlaxoSmith Kline, Perrigo Company, Novitium Pharma, Lannett Company, and Dr. Reddy's Laboratories responded by issuing generic Zantac recalls.
Within the same year, researchers in Hong Kong and Sweden simultaneously uncovered the antacid cancer risk from PPI drugs. Researchers found that taking Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium can result in gastrointestinal tumors, leading to stomach cancer, esophageal cancer, and liver cancer.
Rather than containing a cancer-causing substance, Nexium, Prevacid and Prilosec increase the risk for cancer by causing the body to overproduce the hormone gastrin. Taking Prilosec, Nexium or Prevacid routinely over the long-term more than doubles a patient's risk of developing stomach cancer.
Persons and family members of persons who have been diagnosed with stomach cancer, bladder cancer, or another form of gastrointestinal cancer after taking Zantac, Nexium, Prevacid, or Prilosec may be entitled to real compensation through filing an antacid drug cancer lawsuit. Our attorneys are now offering heartburn drug case reviews at no cost and will be happy to speak with you in order to answer your questions and help you to understand your legal options. All acid reflux drug lawsuit services are provided on a contingency basis, meaning there are no legal fees unless we win compensation on your behalf.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by heartburn drug cancer, we advise you consider filing a heartburn cancer lawsuit. As an individual consumer, filing a claim is the only method you have to obtain needed compensation for the pain, suffering and loss associated with antacid cancer. What's more, litigation is the sole means you have to hold multinational pharmaceutical companies to task for the harm these dangerous drugs have caused.
Drugs such as Zantac have yielded billions in profits to multinational pharmaceutical giants. Prioritizing their bottom line over consumer safety, drugmakers have benefited at the expense of the health and safety of American families. This is a flagrant violation of consumer trust; injured consumers have a right to seek justice. Filing an acid reflux drug lawsuit for cancer is the only way to push for corporate accountability.
We will represent all persons involved in a Prevacid lawsuit, Nexium lawsuit, Pradaxa lawsuit, or Zantac lawsuit on a contingency basis, meaning there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. If you or a loved one developed cancer after taking an acid reflux medication, you qualify for a free, no-obligation case review from our heartburn drug cancer attorneys. Use this site's chat feature or complete the online contact form to be connected with our acid reflux drug attorney team.
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