FDA Announces Voluntary Recall of Drug Products With Valsartan, Used to Treat High Blood Pressure & Heart Failure
Accord to FDA.gov, 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. This recall is due to an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).
Please to note that not all products containing valsartan are being recalled.
To determine whether a specific product has been recalled, patients should look at the drug name and company name on the label of their prescription bottle. If the information is not on the bottle, patients should contact the pharmacy that dispensed the medicine.
If you currently take valsartan-containing medicines
It is important to note that patients taking the recalled valsartan-containing medicines should continue taking their medicine until they have a replacement product, as these medicines are used to treat serious medical conditions.
The FDA will continue to investigate this issue and provide additional information when it becomes available. The agency encourages patients and health care professionals to report any adverse reaction to the FDA’s MedWatch program.
Our office staff has been reaching out to patient’s to switch over to a new medication.
We will want to see you in 2-3 weeks for a blood pressure check, medication review and answer any questions.