Blood Pressure Drug Recall Expands Again Due To Potential Cancer-Causing Chemical

Another blood pressure medication has been recalled over concerns about a potentially cancer-causing impurity. File

The expiration date on the bottle reads 06/2020. And earlier this month, a blood pressure drug known as irbesartan was recalled. The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified it as a probable human carcinogen. Continue taking losartan potassium hydrochlorothiazide exactly as prescribed until you receive further instructions from him or her. As per the FDA, the latest recall has impacted less than 1% of the total products of losartan drug all over the United States market. However, medicines distributed before October 8 are not affected. It may be used alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents.

Several pills that contain valsartan, another drug used by heart patients, have been under a recall since July. Distributors and retailers that have product which is being recalled should immediately stop distribution of the identified lot above and quarantine any quantities remaining in your control and return the recalled product to the identified Reverse Distributor. FDA has also published a complete list of those effective drugs which they have recalled and most of these drugs used to sold in 75 mg, 150 mg, and 300 mg doses.

People with questions may contact Sandoz Inc.at 800-525-8747, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.to 5 p.m. ET, or email [email protected] Contact your doctor or pharmacist to discuss alternative treatments.

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Sandoz has recalled a blood pressure medication because of an impurity that could cause a cancer risk.

Patients who are now on the medication are advised to talk to their doctor before stopping use. A close-up picture shows a tensiometer on September 25, 2012 in Godewaersvelde, northern France, during a medical check-up.

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