ALERT: Blood Pressure Medications To Avoid In 2019
some food and drinking water, but at low levels. It can also be a created through certain chemical reactions and as a byproduct of industrial processes.
Here are some of the drugs that were recalled:
Valsartan. There have been so many types of valsartan recalled this year that the FDA has created a website listing just for them.
Losartan. In December, the FDA announced a voluntary recall of losartan potassium tablets USP. See which products were affected by the recall.
In November, the FDA announced a voluntary recall of losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide, 100 mg/25 mg tablets in 1,000-count plastic bottles, NDC 0781-5207-10, Lot number JB8912, Exp. Date 06/2020.
Irbesartan. In July, the FDA announced a voluntary recall of irbesartan tablets. See which products were affected by the recall.
Teva. Teva Pharmaceuticals has launched a voluntary recall into two drugs used to treat high blood pressure as yet more medications face concerns over a possible cancer risk.
In a statement from Teva posted by the Food and Drug Administration, the recall affects all lots of combination tablets featuring the drugs amlodipine and valsartan and another combo drug featuring amlodipine, valsartan, and hydrochlorothiazide.
The drugs could contain an impurity called N-nitroso-diethylamine (NDEA), which has been classified as a possible human carcinogen, the FDA said.
Patients taking either drugs should contact their doctor or pharmacist for