The Food and Drug Administration has announced a large voluntary recall of several medications “used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure over concerns that an active ingredient in the drugs could be contaminated with a cancer-causing agent.”
“The agency reported that traces of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a “probable human carcinogen,” was found in the active ingredient valsartan in the recalled products.
The FDA noted not all products containing valsartan are contaminated and being recalled. The valsartan contained in the recall was supplied by a third-party.”
According to KXAN, the following drugs have been recalled
|Valsartan||Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.|
|Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)||Solco Healthcare|
|Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)||Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.|