Another Widely-Used Blood Pressure Medicine Being Recalled
For the 2nd time in recent months, a blood pressure medication is being recalled because of a cancer-causing chemical found in the tablets. 80 lots of Valsartan Tablets are under the recall, they're packaged in bottles and come in a variety of strengths. Here's how to tell if you have a tainted bottle.
Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. is conducting the voluntary recall of Amlodipine Valsartan Tablets USP, Valsartan HCTZ Tablets, USP and Valsartan Tablets USP, the drugs are used to control high blood pressure and heart failure. Below are the labels to look for:
More specific information on the recalled products, including the product name, manufacturer details, and batch or lot numbers on the bottle containing these products can be found at the FDA's website.
DO NOT stop taking the medication even if you have one of these bottles. Contact your doctor and follow his instructions.