Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - Zantac has announced that it intends to rebrand Zantac away from ranitidine and into famotidine, a much stronger formula, and return the product to store shelves as Zantac 360. That move has not stopped individuals with stomach, bladder, esophageal, and other types of cancer from filing lawsuits against Sanofi and GalaxoSmithKline that allege taking Zantac ranitidine caused their disease. Thousands of individuals with a wide variety of gastrointestinal types of cancer have registered to file lawsuits that blame Sanofi for failing to warn them that Zantac ranitidine caused their cancer. Since over 15 million individuals were using Zantac ranitidine at the time of the April 1, 2020 recall the number of lawsuits could be the largest in history. Visit Zantac antacid cancer lawsuit to learn more.
Scientific studies over the past year have proven that ranitidine is an inherently unstable compound and naturally breaks down to form NDMA a highly carcinogenic substance. Online drug testing pharmacy Valisure found levels of cancer-causing NDMA in Zantac that were thousands of times more than the FDA acceptable limit of 96 NGS per tablet. The Department of Justice is investigating the company for allegedly lying to government regulators about their knowledge of ranitidine and NDMA.
At one time Zantac was the most popular brand of heartburn and acid reflux medicine because of its ability to stop heartburn pain quickly by blocking the production of stomach acid, and also for its long-lasting pain relief. The new Zantac formulation is made from famotidine and is stronger and longer-lasting than ranitidine. Famotidine has been tested and determined to be safe from NDMA according to the FDA. "FDA‘s preliminary tests of alternatives such as Pepcid (famotidine), Tagamet (cimetidine), Nexium (esomeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole), and Prilosec (omeprazole) show no NDMA in these tested medicines at this time." the agency recently declared. It is now time to learn about famotidine and the side effects it may carry.
Drugs.com describes famotidine as "a histamine-2 blocker that works by decreasing the amount of acid the stomach produces.
Famotidine is used to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and intestines. It also treats conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Famotidine also treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions in which acid backs up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing heartburn." People with kidney or liver disease, or stomach cancer should not take famotidine. Common side effects of famotine include "confusion, hallucinations, agitation, lack of energy, seizures, fast or pounding heartbeats, sudden dizziness (like you might pass out), unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if you also have a fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine," Drugs.com tells readers.
Sanofi has launched a new website to promote the new Zantac 360 made with famotidine and tells users that the drug takes effect in as little as 15 minutes and can last for 12 hours. Zantac 360 can be taken before or after eating and before or after heartburn pain begins. Zantac 360 made from famotidine can be purchased online at Walmart.com and other leading online retailers.