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FDA Expands Recall On Blood Pressure Drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has once again expanded their recall of the high blood pressure medication Valsartan due to concerns that it could contain a cancer-causing ingredient.

About the Recalled Medication

According to the FDA, Valsartan is a drug that is commonly used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. The medication was first recalled on July 13 after tests suggested that it could contain a cancer-causing substance known as N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).

Research by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows that NDMA was previously used in the production of rocket fuel, as well as antioxidants and softeners for copolymers. It is now only used for research purposes.

Details of the FDA Recall

Valsartan tablets distributed by the following pharmaceuticals are included in the recall:

  • AvKare
  • A-S Medication Solutions LLC
  • Bryant Ranch Prepack Inc
  • Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • H J Harkins Company
  • Northwind Pharmaceuticals
  • NuCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc. (labeled as Solco Healthcare LLC)
  • Proficient Rx LP
  • Remedy Repack
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals (labeled as Major Pharmaceuticals)
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals USA (labeled as Actavis)

Several other medications containing Valsartan have also been recalled. A full list can be found here.

Any adverse reactions to the drug should be reported to the FDA, and consumers taking Valsartan tablets are urged to immediately contact their doctors for a prescription change. Contact Qualanex, LLC at 1-800-505-9291 with any further questions or concerns.

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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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