What’s the Problem With Elmiron?

In 1985, Elmiron was granted an FDA orphan drug designation, which is defined as “those intended for the safe and effective treatment, diagnosis, or prevention of rare diseases/disorders that affect fewer than 200,000 people in the US or that affect more than 200,000 persons but are not expected to recover the costs of developing and… read more?

What is Interstitial Cystitis?

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic condition typically (but not always) found in women.  It causes bladder pressure, bladder pain, and sometimes pelvic pain.  There is currently no known cure for the condition, and the pain may negatively affect a person’s day-to-day life.  Elmiron is one of the only drugs developed to treat IC. read more?

What is NDMA?

NDMA stands for Ni-nitrosodimethylamine.  NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen, which is a substance that causes cancer.  It is not only usd to manufacture rocket fuel, but it is also used to induce tumors in animals for laboratory experiments.  The FDA’s daily allowable limit is 96ng.   On September 13, 2019, FDA issued a… read more?

What is the problem with Zantac antacid?

Valisure LLC and ValisureRX LLC conducted tests, finding very high levels of NDMA in all lots of ranitidine tested.  Valisure tests showed the NDMA concentration in a patient’s urine to be more than 15,000 times higher than the California drinking water limit.  A Stanford study studied NDMA levels in patients 24 before taking ranitidine and… read more?

Should I stop taking Zantac?

Zantac has been completely recalled, so you are no longer able to purchase it at the store. Doctors will no longer prescribe Zantac. Talk to your doctor before discontinuing use of any medication, and speak to him or her about any alternatives that may be available to you. read more?

What is the cancer causing ingredient in Zantac?

As mentioned above, some raniditine products like Zantac may contain NDMA. NDMA is a probable human carcinogen. read more?

How long must someone take Zantac before it could cause cancer?

Researchers continue to conduct studies on ranitidine and its likelihood of causing cancer. We are currently accepting cases where clients have used Zantac/ranitidine products anywhere from just a few months to several decades. read more?

Which cancers does Zantac cause?

Zantac may cause the following cancers.  This is a non-exhaustive list. The Ruth Law Team is actively filing complaints with the following diagnosed cancers: Bladder CancerEsophageal CancerGastric or Stomach CancerLiver CancerPancreatic Cancer Update Multi-District Litigation, November 19, 2021: Breast cancer and kidney cancer were excluded from the cancer’s being litigated in the multi-district proceedings in… read more?

What Should You Do if You Use a PPI?

Many medical professionals are now advising patients only to use PPIs when medically necessary and to not rely on them for long periods of time. Speak with your doctor about the risks of taking these medications, and explore any alternatives. Non-drug treatments for symptoms include the following: Avoiding food and alcohol within three hours of… read more?

What is the history of PPIs?

Omeprazole was the first PPI to hit the market in 1988, followed by Lansoprazole, which came to the US in 1995. Decades later, more is known about the risks associated with taking these medications. The following timeline outlines new information about the risks associated with the drugs: May 25, 2010: The FDA published information regarding… read more?

What is the Problem with Prevacid, Nexium and Prilosec?

Proton Pump Inhibitors work by blocking acid buildup in the stomach, relieving symptoms such as heartburn, cough, upset stomach or other side effects of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD. PPIs can be purchased over the counter, so no prescription is necessary. Unfortunately, long-term use of these medications may cause issues with a person’s ability to… read more?

What is a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI)?

Proton Pump Inhibitors, or PPIs, are commonly used to treat certain stomach and esophageal problems, such as acid reflux. You may know them by brand names such as Prilosec, Prevacid or Nexium, also known as the “Purple Pill.” They are found in medicine cabinets across the nation, in fact, 15 million people in the United… read more?

What Are Incretin-Based Drugs, and What is the Problem With Them?

Incretins are metabolic hormones that work to regulate insulin secretion. Incretin therapies such as Janumet and Onglyza lower the level of blood sugar, thus prompting the body to produce insulin. However, studies over the past several years have shown incretin therapies for Type II diabetes may increase the risk for pancreatic cancer, a rapidly growing… read more?

What is the Problem With the Implanon Birth Control Device?

Some women are reporting device migration in which the implant becomes completely irretrievable, causing side effects such as ectopic pregnancy and vascular damage. Ongoing lawsuits allege the manufacturers failed to warn women the devices could potentially migrate to other parts of the body. Additionally, like other non-oral hormonal contraceptives, Implanon may increase the risk for… read more?