Blood Pressure Medications Recalled for Cancer Risk

Several types of blood pressure and heart failure drugs containing the component valsartan have been recalled for cancer risk. An impurity found in the medication is considered to be a possible carcinogen.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall last month, and it has since been expanded to include more medications. The full list of recalled valsartan medications can be viewed at the FDA website.

The substance in question is N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). The organic chemical is used to make rocket fuel and is a byproduct from the manufacturing of some pesticides.

If you are currently taking one of the drugs on the recall list, the FDA suggests continuing to take the medication until your pharmacist provides a replacement, as stopping medication abruptly can be harmful.

“If you are taking a medication that has been recalled, speak with your doctor about what to do,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured by a drug and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, El Centro, and Yucca Valley, and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

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