Daniela-3-11-2016

VALSARTAN RECALL - Please read if you are not aware

Blog Post created by Daniela-3-11-2016 on Jul 31, 2018

If any of you is taking the product for High Blood Pressure of for the heart, please be aware of the FDA recall: 

 

Three manufacturers used impacted products.

ValsartanMajor Pharmaceuticals
ValsartanSolco Healthcare
ValsartanTeva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.
Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)Solco Healthcare
Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.

 

Here is the official communicate from FDA: FDA announces voluntary recall of several medicines containing valsartan following detection of an impurity 

 

I knew about it from work, but did not worry, assuming (wrongfully) the pharmacy will call if they dispensed the generic from any of the above manufacturers. 

They did, but only yesterday, almost 2 weeks later. 

The people at the local CVS have been so useful, and helped me get 3 months supply of the unaffected drug, and I paid out of pocket, the mail order pharmacy did not even void the transaction when they dispensed the impacted product.  Who knows how long they got the drug from one of the above manufacturers and my body pocketed the carcinogenic substance???

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