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FDA Recalls Popular Blood Pressure Drug for Cancer Risk

Jarod Cassidy2 years ago

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall for the popular blood pressure drug irbesartan (Avapro) after determining the medication may be contaminated with a known cancer-causing agent.

About the Ibesartan Recall

According to Fortune, FDA testing of the drug found pills contained the carcinogen N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) which is believed to be a byproduct of the manufacturing process.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, N-nitrosodimethylamine is human carcinogen, meaning it causes cancer in humans. The chemical can be found in water supplies and food in very small amounts.

In June, the FDA also recalled valsartan for NDA contamination. Irbesartan is the first non-valsartan pharmaceutical found by the FDA to contain the NDEA impurity.

Products Covered by the Irbesartan Recall

The following batches are included in the irbesartan recall. All batches were manufactured by ScieGen and distributed to Westminister Pharmaceuticals.

NDC# Product Description Lot# Expiration Date
69367-119-01 Irbesartan 75mg Tablets, 30 count bottle B160002A Sep-19
69367-119-03 Irbesartan 75mg Tablets, 90 count bottle B160002B Sep-19
69367-120-01 Irbesartan 150mg Tablets, 30 count bottle B161005A Sep-19
C161002A Feb-20
69367-120-03 Irbesartan 150mg Tablets, 90 count bottle B161005B Sep-19
C161002B Feb-20
69367-121-01 Irbesartan 300mg Tablets, 30 count bottle B162008A Sep-19
C162002A Feb-20
69367-121-03 Irbesartan 300mg Tablets, 90 count bottle B162008B Sep-19
C162002B Feb-20

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If you or a loved one have been injured by or have developed serious side-effects from the use of recalled medications or pharmaceuticals, contact Thomas J. Henry immediately. We represent clients/victims all over the country. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends.


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