FDA announces recall of hypertension medication

Blood pressure medicine recalled due to possible mix-up

A blood pressure medication has been recalled after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discovered that bottles of it contained another drug.

Accord Healthcare has recalled one lot of 12.5-milligram hydrochlorothiazide tablets because the 100-count bottle was discovered to contain 100 spironolactone tablets.

The FDA has announced that Accord Healthcare is voluntarily recalling a blood pressure medication due to a mix-up.

One side of the pill has an "H", and the other side has a "1".

The FDA says if you happen to will beget a hydrochlorothiazide prescription and the capsules in your bottle attain no longer match that description, or if you happen to are undecided, return them to your pharmacy or physician. Based on findings of both preliminary and interim investigations carried out at the manufacturing site, Accord believes that no other lots of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets are involved in this mix-up.

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The agency says so far no adverse reactions to the drugs have been reported, but you can report a reaction using their Medwatch form.

Spironolactone is veteran to deal with congestive coronary heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, extreme coronary heart failure, and other prerequisites.

Spironolactone can be used to treat heart problems, high blood pressure, low potassium levels and fluid retention for some maladies, according to emedicinehealth.com.

Accord said those taking the drug run the risk of having too much potassium, which could be life-threatening for certain people.

Wholesalers, distributors, and retailers that have the recalled product have been advised to discontinue distribution of the product and notify consumers. Consumers who have the wrong product should return the product to the pharmacy for a refund.

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