Thursday, 24 January, 2019

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A drug manufacturer is voluntarily recalling some of its Valsartan blood pressure medication because of an ingredient that's not meant to be in the product.

The discovery of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and a second impurity, N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), has prompted a Europe-wide recall.

The list of Valsartan products under recall can be found here and the list of Valsartan products not under recall can be found here.

Losartan is used to treat hypertension, hypertensive patients with Left Ventricular Hypertrophy and for the treatment of nephropathy in Type 2 diabetic patients.

"Torrent is only recalling lots of losartan medication containing NDEA above the interim acceptable intake level of 0.27 parts per million", said the FDA.

He added not every Accord and Dexcel product had been affected and patients should seek the advice of their doctor before they stop taking their medication.

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Amlodipine Valsartan Tablets USP, Valsartan HCTZ Tablets, USP and Valsartan Tablets USP are used to control high blood pressure and for the treatment of heart failure. Those who take the recalled drug need to contact their pharmacist or doctor before deciding to stop taking the medication.

This time around it's Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc, which is recalling prescriptions of the drug Valsartan.

At the same time, the FDA also updated its list of valsartan products that are under recall and the list of valsartan products that aren't under recall.

'At present there is no evidence that medicines containing NDMA or NDEA have caused any harm to patients.

An additional 104 lots of drugs include 26 lots of amlodipine and valsartan tablets, another 51 lots of valsartan tablets, and 27 lots of valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide tablets, the FDA said.

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