Heart Disease, Blood Pressure Medication Recalled Due to Impurity

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Recall alert

August 13, 2018 07:03 PM

More than 50 drug products containing valsartan have been recalled due to an impurity that was found in the products, according to the Food and Drug Administration. 

Valsartan is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. 

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The recall originally occurred on July 13. On Thursday, the FDA reported there were 55 products that are subject to the recall. 

The recall is due to N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) that was found in the products.  

NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen, according to the FDA. 

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