The FDA has announced a voluntary recall of several medications containing Valsartan following detection of an impurity. Not all products containing Valsartan are being recalled.
To determine whether a specific product has been recalled:
• Look at the drug name and company name on the label of your prescription bottle.
• If the information is not on the bottle, contact the pharmacy that dispensed the medication for
Because Valsartan is used to treat serious medical conditions, the FDA recommends that if you’re taking one of the recalled Valsartan containing medicines, you should continue taking it until you have a replacement product.
If you are taking one of the recalled medicines listed below, you should follow the recall instructions provided by the specific manufacturing company. This information will be posted to the FDA’s website: https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugRecalls/default.htm. You should also contact the pharmacist who dispensed the medication to confirm that your medicine is included in this recall. If confirmed, follow up with your PCP to discuss your treatment, which may include another Valsartan product not affected by this recall or an alternative treatment option.
Below are the specific medications and the manufacturer that are being recalled according to the FDA:
Valsartan Major Pharmaceuticals
Valsartan Solco Healthcare
Valsartan Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.
Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) Solco Healthcare
Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.
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