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Expert Advice For Previously Heavy Zantac Users

Now that the FDA has banned the sale of Zantac and recommended users stop taking the medication, millions of Americans are looking for heartburn and acid-reflux advice

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - At the heart of the issue regarding Zantac cancer is an online drug testing pharmacy Valisure. In October 2019, the company testing found alarmingly higher than acceptable levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a known carcinogen, in Zantac tablets. NDMA is a highly naturally occurring chemical that is carcinogenic and used by researchers to induce tumors in laboratory animals. Levels of NDMA have been found to increase when Zantac and other drugs containing the carcinogen are stored at higher than normal room temperatures and also when interacting with nitrites in processed meats, ironically one of the foods that cause acid reflux and heartburn. Zantac Antacid cancer lawsuit attorneys have vast experience litigating against pharmaceutical companies and offer a free consultation with no obligation to file a claim.

Despite no cases of human cancer being definitively linked to taking Zantac, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned the sale of the drug in the United States and insists that consumers stop using the drug and dispose of any unused portions. a leading provider of trustworthy health information, has weighed in on the issue of Zantac cancer, advising their 5 million monthly readers to get all of the facts so they can make an informed decision. After reviewing a recent article on Zantac, the world's most popular and best-selling anti-heartburn and acid-reflux medication the publication offers solutions other than stopping taking antacid medications cold-turkey. Each Zantac users should consult with their physician for guidance on alternative medications and lifestyle changes that they may need to implement.

Zantac users should consider other medications on the market that can produce similar heartburn and acid reflux relief. Those quitting Zantac may wish to consider switching to alternative medications that do not contain NDMA, the chemical that causes cancer in humans. Prevention lists other popular antacid brands such as famotidine (Pepcid), cimetidine (Tagamet), esomeprazole (Nexium), lansoprazole (Prevacid), and omeprazole (Prilosec) as being FDA recommended because of their lack of NDMA.

Dr. Robert Weber, Pharm.D., pharmacy administrator at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is concerned that abruptly stopping taking Zantac without first implementing healthy dietary changes could cause a painful and dangerous spike in stomach acid levels. Prevention interviewed Dr. Weber for his thoughts on what he is advising previously heavy Zantac users to do. Like any responsible physician, Dr. Weber recommends basic diet improvements such as quitting smoking, drinking caffeinated beverages like coffee, tea, and caffeinated soft drinks, and drinking alcohol as a preventative measure to fight the onset of acid indigestion. Other foods changes Dr. Weber recommends are, according to Prevention, "Other foods include alcohol, particularly red wine, black pepper, garlic, raw onions, and spicy foods and hot sauce," he says. Other foods like chocolate and citrus fruits and products, such as lemons, oranges, OJ, and tomatoes can cause issues, too, he says."

According to their website: "For 70 years, the Prevention brand has been a leading provider of trustworthy health information, empowering readers with practical strategies to improve their physical, mental, and emotional well-being."

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