FDA recalls popular drug that reduces the pressure

FDA отзывает популярный препарат, понижающий давление

FDA recalls popular drug that reduces the pressure

Author: Vadym Matus

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valsartan medication medication in USA

Management on sanitary inspection behind quality of foodstuff and medicines (FDA) again Recalling certain medications — this time, not only throughout the United States, but around the world.

In the popular drug valsartan, which is used to reduce the pressure, I suspect the presence of chemical, which causes cancer. According to preliminary data, the cause of his appearance in the drug could be changing the way of production. The first information about this appeared a few weeks ago.

The FDA suspects that the composition valsartan — toxic N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) that have adverse effects on the liver and other vital organs. According to the official statement of administration, the drug is not currently conform to the approved standards, so the products of some manufacturers should be revoked:

  • Valsartan — Prinston — Pharmaceutical Inc.;
  • Valsartan — AvKARE;
  • Valsartan — As Medication Solutions LLC;
  • Valsartan — Bryant Ranch Prepack, Inc.;
  • Valsartan — HJ Harkins Company;
  • Valsartan — Major Pharmaceuticals;
  • Valsartan — Solco Healthcare;
  • Valsartan — Northwind Pharmaceuticals;
  • Valsartan — Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.;
  • Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) — Proficient Rx LP;
  • Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) — Remedy Repack;
  • Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) — Solco Healthcare;
  • Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) — Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd Injustries.

The ban on the sale will not apply to the following companies and medications:

  • Amlodipine and Valsartan — Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited;
  • Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) — Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited;
  • Valsartan — Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited;
  • Byvalson (Nebivolol and Valsartan) — Allergan, Inc.;
  • Valsartan — American Health Packaging;
  • Valsartan — Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC;
  • Diovan and Valsartan — Aphena Pharma Solutions;
  • Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) — Apotex Corp.;
  • Amlodipine and Valsartan — Aurodindo Pharma Limited;
  • Valsartan — AcPAK;
  • Valsartan — Cardinal Health;
  • Diovan — Carilion Materials Management;
  • Amlodipine and Valsartan — Gavis Pharmaceuticals, LLC;
  • Valsartan — Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals, Inc.;
  • Valsartan — Lucid Pharma;
  • Amlodipine and Valsartan — Lupin;
  • Valsartan — Macleods Pharmaceuticals USA;
  • Amlodipine and Valsartan — Mylan;
  • Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) — Northwind Pharmaceuticals;
  • Diovan — Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.;
  • Amlodipine and Valsartan — Novel Laboratories, Inc.;
  • Valsartan — Ohm Laboratories, Inc.

N-nitrosodimethylamine, also known as dimethylnitrosamine, is a dangerous carcinogenic substance, the most detrimental effect on human liver. After poisoning toxin — yellowish liquid with a sweet taste — death can occur within 15 days. The first symptoms of poisoning: fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and sometimes internal bleeding.

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