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If you are a Zantac user who is concerned about the drug’s potential to cause cancer due to NDMA contamination, there are several other alternative medications recommended for the treatment of heartburn and other stomach problems.
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If you or a loved one was diagnosed with cancer after taking NDMA in Zantac, you should contact our Lawyers immediately.

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What are Zantac Alternatives?

Since ranitidine, the active ingredient in Zantac, is no longer available on the U.S. market, consumers may be searching for alternative treatments for their stomach conditions. These include:

  • Prilosec (omeprazole)
  • Nexium (esomeprazole)
  • Prevacid (lansoprazole)
  • Pepcid (famotidine)
  • Tagamet (cimetidine)

Please keep in mind that although the FDA considers the above medications to be a safer alternative to Zantac, each drug carries its own risk of potential side effects and health risks. Talk to your doctor carefully before stopping any medicine or when considering switching drugs.

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Is the New Zantac Safe?

In the summer of 2021, Sanofi Consumer Healthcare released a “new” Zantac product (called Zantac 360) which is considered to be safe. Instead of ranitidine, the new version of Zantac contains the active ingredient famotidine, which is marketed as a safe alternative.

Why is Famotidine Safer than Ranitidine?

Famotidine and ranitidine are both in the same class of medications known as H₂ antagonists, also called H2 blockers, and work similarly in their treatment of heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other stomach conditions. However, famotidine has not been shown to have the same cancer risk as ranitidine, making the new Zantac 360 a safer option, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

What are the Side Effects of Famotidine?

Serious side effects of long-term famotidine use may include:

  1. anxiety
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  4. blood in the urine or stools
  5. bloody, black, or tarry stools
  6. cough
  7. difficulty breathing
  8. discouragement
  9. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  10. feeling sad or empty
  11. irritability
  12. lack of appetite
  13. loss of interest or pleasure
  14. noisy breathing
  15. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  16. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  17. seizures
  18. swelling around the eyes
  19. tightness in the chest
  20. trouble concentrating
  21. trouble sleeping
  22. unusual bleeding or bruising

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Are There Natural Heartburn Remedies?

Avoid foods that make GERD symptoms flare up - If you know what foods are causing your heartburn symptoms, avoid triggers to lower your need to use medication. If you don't know what's causing your condition, keep a journal of what you eat and drink to help identify the problem. Common triggers include acidic, fatty and spicy foods, coffee, carbonated beverages, and alcohol.

Don't overeat - You're less likely to get heartburn when you don't eat too much at one sitting. Eating smaller meals will allow your body to better digest the food you eat and not send stomach acid rising into your esophagus. Chewing gum following mealtime may also help stimulate saliva production and dilute stomach acid.

Keep pressure off your stomach - Don't lie down after eating and keep your posture as upright as possible. This puts less pressure on your stomach, which can help lessen acid rising into your esophagus. Wearing looser clothing can also reduce pressure on your stomach.

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The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Zantac-induced cancer cases in all 50 states.

Again, If you or a loved one was diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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