FDA recalls Valsartan – Antihypertensive drug


Valsartan recall
July 17, 2018 Categories: Dangerous Drugs, FDA updates

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FDA recalls Valsartan – Antihypertensive drug

Valsartan is mainly used for treatment of high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and after a heart attack.

The FDA has announced a recall of several drugs that contain the heart drug valsartan because a possible carcinogen NDMA (N-Nitrosodimethylamine) that was found in the recalled products. NDMA, which was found in the valsartan products, could cause cancer, according to lab tests.

“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and patients of a voluntary recall of several drug products containing the active ingredient valsartan, used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure”

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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