Blood pressure tablets recalled due to CANCER RISK

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High blood pressure tablets Irbesartan HCTZ have been recalled nationwide in the US due to a possible cancer risk.

Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc. recalled the products that contained N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) above the acceptable daily intake levels released by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

NDEA is a substance found in tobacco smoke which has been classified as a carcinogen by the World Health Organization and the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Both Irbesartan and Irbesartan HCTZ are used to control high blood pressure and treat heart failure in the US and the UK.

Princeton has not received any reports of adverse events from the recall at this point in time, according to the FDA.

The products subject to the recall are:

Product: IRBESARTAN TABLETS 300MG 90CT

NDC Code: 43547-376-09

Lot Number: 331B18009

Expiry Dates: 02/2021

Distribution Dates: 8/9/2018

Product: IRBESARTAN/HCTZ 300MG/12.5MG 30CT TABLETS

NDC Code: 43547-331-03

Lot Number: 327A18001

Expiry Dates: 03/2021

Distribution Dates: 7/10/2018

Product: IRBESARTAN/HCTZ 300MG/12.5MG 30 CT TABLETS

NDC Code: 43547-331-03

Lot Number: 327A18002

Expiry Dates: 03/2021

Distribution Dates: 7/10/2018

Product: IRBESARTAN/HCTZ 300MG/12.5MG 90CT TABLETS

NDC Code: 43547-331-09

Lot Number: 327B18008

Expiry Dates: 03/2021

Distribution Dates: 7/10/2018

High blood pressure medication RECALLED due to possible cancer-causing substance
High blood pressure medication has been recalled due to possible cancer-causing substance (Image: GETTY)

 

Product: IRBESARTAN/HCTZ 300MG/12.5MG 90CT TABLETS

NDC Code: 43547-331-09

Lot Number: 327B18009

Expiry Dates: 03/2021

Distribution Dates: 7/10/2018

Product: IRBESARTAN/HCTZ 150MG/12.5MG 30CT

NDC Code: 43547-330-03

Lot Number: 325D18004

Expiry Dates: 03/2021

Distribution Dates: 7/10/2018

Product: IRBESARTAN/HCTZ 150MG/12.5MG 90CT TABLETS

NDC Code: 43547-330-09

Lot Number: 325B18004

Expiry Dates: 03/2021

Distribution Dates: 8/24/2018

Product: IRBESARTAN/HCTZ 150MG/12.5MG 30CT TABLETS

NDC Code: 43547-330-03

Lot Number: 325D18005

Expiry Dates: 03/2021

Distribution Dates: 7/10/2018

Impacted products at pharmacies in the US should be returned, and use and distribution should be immediately discontinued.


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