Blood Pressure Drug Recall List Expands to Include More Valsartan Tablets

Blood pressure meds recalled over contamination concern

Voluntary recall issued for blood-pressure drugs over substance linked to cancer

The 80 lots are comprised of Amlodipine Valsartan Tablets, Valsartan Tablets and Valsartan HCTZ tablets.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has advised this precautionary recall because of possible N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) contamination.

Several companies have yanked Losartan or Valsartan during the past six months over the presence of NDEA, considered a "probable human carcinogen" by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

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The blood pressure medication is being recalled because of a potential cancer-causing impurity - nitrosdiethylamine (NDEA).

Immediately stopping medication without an alternative could be unsafe. It is not recommended to stop the treatment on the spot as the patient may face serious risks that are more unsafe than the threat posed by the affected products.

Consumers with medical questions regarding this recall or to report an adverse event can contact Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited at: 1-800-912-9561 (live calls received 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern Time, voicemail available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week). The drug is sold by several manufacturers, and in July of 2018 nearly a half-dozen companies were forced to recall their products due to the discovery of human carcinogens in the tablets. The company has already ceased the delivery process for the affected drugs and distributors will return them to a specified address. Those who take the recalled drug need to contact their pharmacist or doctor before deciding to stop taking the medication.

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Heart patients are being urged check their medication and chemists are recalling batches of medication - because they could be contaminated with a cancer-causing chemical.

On 31st of December, Aurobindo Pharma USA did not receive any kind of reports related to the adverse reactions which are associated with the recent recall based on a recent commentary.

This recall is happening for the same reason as the recalls issued for many other blood pressure meds.

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