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More Blood Pressure Meds Recalled Due to Carcinogen

Posted 2 days ago by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 – Over the past few months, numerous recalls of the popular heart drug valsartan have already occurred. Now, generics maker Mylan Pharmaceuticals is adding more products to the list. The recall involves 104 lots of three medicines: valsartan tablets; combination tablets with the drugs valsartan and amlodipine; and combination tablets with valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide. ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Mylan Expands Its Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan Tablets, USP, Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets, USP, and Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP, to all Lots Within Expiry Due to The Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA Impurity in th

Posted 3 days ago by Drugs.com

December 4, 2018 – Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) today announced that its U.S. based Mylan Pharmaceuticals business is expanding its consumer-level voluntary nationwide recall to include all lots of Valsartan-containing products within expiry. The 104 additional lots include 26 lots of Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets, USP (including the 5mg/160mg, 10mg/160mg, 5mg/320mg and 10mg/320mg strengths), 51 ...

Questions and Answers: Impurities Found in Certain Generic Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker (ARB) Products

Posted 14 days ago by Drugs.com

What is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB)?What are the impurities found in some ARBs?Are all ARB products affected?How did the impurities get into the ARBs?Could the impurities be in other ARBs?What is the risk to patients who have taken the affected product?Why didn’t the FDA identify the risk of these impurities earlier?What is the FDA doing to ensure all affected products are quickly r ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Mylan Initiates Voluntary Nationwide Recall of 15 Lots of Valsartan Tablets, USP, Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets, USP, and Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP, Due to the Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurit

Posted 18 days ago by Drugs.com

Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) today announced that its U.S. based Mylan Pharmaceuticals business is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall to the consumer level of select lots of Valsartan-containing products, including six lots of Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets, USP (including the 5mg/160mg, 10mg/160mg, and 10mg/320mg strengths), seven lots of Valsartan Tablets, USP (including 40 mg, 80 mg, 160 ...

FDA Finds Another Carcinogen in Certain Valsartan Heart Meds

Posted 14 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 – There's more bad news for Americans who took certain brands of the common blood pressure medication valsartan. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday warned that it has found a second impurity in three lots of Torrent Pharmaceuticals' valsartan drug products, which are used to treat both high blood pressure and heart failure. The FDA first recalled valsartan ...

No Short-Term Cancer Risk From Recalled Heart Med Valsartan: Study

Posted 13 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 – People who took recalled blood pressure drugs containing a carcinogen do not appear to have a markedly increased short-term risk of cancer, a new study reports. Doctors are reluctant to say they're fully in the clear, however. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in July recalled valsartan medicines manufactured by the Chinese company Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals. ...

Drug Recalls: Accord Hydrochlorothiazide and Children's Advil Suspension Bubble Gum Flavored

Posted 29 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

Label Mix-up Spurs Recall of Accord Blood Pressure Meds One lot of high blood pressure medication is being recalled after a labeling mix-up, Accord Healthcare Inc. says. The recall is for 100-count bottles of hydrochlorothiazide tablets USP, 12.5 mg., lot PW05264. One of the bottles in that lot was found to contain 100 tablets of spironolactone, a drug used to treat heart failure, cirrhosis of ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Valsartan-Containing Products: Update Health Professional and Consumer on Recent Recalled Products

Posted 20 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: The investigation into valsartan-containing products is ongoing and the following list may change. We will update this statement as we have more information. There are currently three voluntary recalls related to the NDMA impurity detected in the valsartan API: Teva Pharmaceuticals USA labeled as Major Pharmaceuticals — recall is at the retail level because these products are only used i ...

Affected by the Valsartan Heart Drug Recall? Here's What to Do

Posted 19 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 – After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last week that certain brands of blood pressure medicines contained a carcinogen and were being recalled, many patients may wonder what's next for their cardiovascular care. The FDA said it mandated the recall because valsartan medicines from a Chinese manufacturer, Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals, were found to ...

Impotence Among Heart Patients Not the Fault of Meds, Study Finds

Posted 7 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 – Worried that the drugs you're taking to lower cholesterol or blood pressure might make you more apt to develop erectile dysfunction? That's not likely, a new Canadian study suggests. The study involved about 2,000 men who were taking a cholesterol-lowering statin drug, a blood pressure-lowering medication, or both. The statin the men took was Crestor (rosuvastatin), and ...

Moving Toward a Better Blood Pressure Pill

Posted 5 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 – Combining low doses of several different blood pressure drugs may be better than using a standard dose of just one medication, a new review of past studies suggests. Two-thirds of patients taking a blood pressure-lowering drug don't improve as much as their doctors would like, the researchers noted. Citing a "critical need" for new approaches, they reviewed 42 studies ...

Many People Don't Take Their High Blood Pressure Meds: Study

Posted 7 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 – Only 20 percent of patients seeking care for stubborn high blood pressure take all the medicine they're supposed to, a new Dutch study finds. "Another 20 percent are not taking any of their blood pressure medications," study senior author Dr. Peter Blankestijn said in an American Heart Association news release. As a result, patients sought care for a condition they could ...

Hispanics, Blacks Less Likely to Get High Blood Pressure Treatment: Study

Posted 17 Jan 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 – Black and Hispanic Americans are less likely than whites to get high blood pressure under control, a new study suggests. Researchers reviewed data from nearly 8,800 adults who took part in the 2003-2012 U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The study team found that 74 percent of white patients were getting treatment for high blood pressure. For blacks, ...

Yoga Called Good Medicine for High Blood Pressure

Posted 8 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2016 – Yoga may help reduce blood pressure in people who are at risk for developing hypertension, a new study finds. "Patients with pre-hypertension [slightly elevated blood pressure] are likely to develop hypertension [high blood pressure] unless they improve their lifestyle," said study author Dr. Ashutosh Angrish. He is a cardiologist at Sir Gangaram Hospital in Delhi, ...

Normal Blood Pressure in Clinic May Mask Hypertension

Posted 5 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Dec. 5, 2016 – It's commonly believed that anxiety in the doctor's office causes patients' blood pressure to rise. But for some people, the opposite occurs: Their blood pressure is normal at their medical appointment but elevated the rest of the day. This phenomenon is called "masked hypertension." The best way to uncover it is to wear a small monitoring device for 24 hours, researchers ...

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