Blood pressure tablets recalled over cancer concern

- Pharmaceutical company Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of certain blood pressure tablets because they may contain trace amounts of a substance "classified as a probable human carcinogen."

The voluntary recall has been issued on 80 lots of Amlodipine Valsartan Tablets USP, Valsartan HCTZ Tablets, USP and Valsartan Tablets USP.

The company says that the voluntary level is due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in the finished tablet.

Officials say the substance, N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes.

It is however, classified as a probable human carcinogen, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classification. Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. says it has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall to date.

Amlodipine Valsartan Tablets USP, Valsartan HCTZ Tablets, USP and Valsartan Tablets USP are prescribed to control high blood pressure and for the treatment of heart failure.

Health officials say anyone who takes the impacted medications should continue taking their medication, with the risk of harm to the patient’s health may be higher if the treatment is stopped immediately without any alternative treatment.

Patients should contact their pharmacist or physician who can advise them about an alternative treatment prior to returning their medication.

The products subject to recall are listed below and packaged in bottles.

Officials say the product can be identified by checking the product name, manufacturer details and batch or lot number on the bottle containing these products.


NDC
Name and strength Count Lot number Expiry
65862-737-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets USP5mg/160mg 30 VESA17013-A 10/2019
65862-737-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets USP5mg/160mg 30 VESA17014-A 10/2019
65862-737-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets USP5mg/160mg 30 VESA18001-A 12/2019
65862-737-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets USP5mg/160mg 30 VESA18002-A 12/2019
65862-739-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets USP10mg/160mg 30 VFSA17008-A 10/2019
65862-739-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets USP10mg/160mg 30 VFSA17010-A 10/2019
65862-739-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets USP10mg/160mg 30 VFSA18002-A 01/2020
65862-739-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets USP10mg/160mg 30 VFSA18003-A 01/2020
65862-739-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets USP10mg/160mg 30 VFSA18007-A 03/2020
65862-739-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets USP10mg/160mg 30 VFSA18008-A 03/2020
65862-740-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets USP10mg /320mg 30 VKSA17008-A 05/2019
65862-740-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets USP10mg /320mg 30 VKSA17014-A 10/2019
65862-740-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets USP10mg /320mg 30 VKSA17015-A 10/2019
65862-740-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets USP10mg /320mg 30 VKSA17016-A 10/2019
65862-740-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets USP10mg /320mg 30 VKSA17017-A 10/2019
65862-740-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets USP10mg /320mg 30 VKSA18002-A 01/2020
65862-740-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets USP10mg /320mg 30 VKSA18004-A 01/2020
65862-738-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets USP5mg /320mg 30 VMSA17012-A 11/2019
65862-738-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets USP5mg /320mg 30 VMSA17013-A 11/2019
65862-738-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets USP5mg /320mg 30 VMSA17014-A 11/2019
65862-738-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets USP5mg /320mg 30 VMSA17015-A 11/2019
65862-738-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets USP5mg /320mg 30 VMSA17016-A 11/2019
65862-738-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets USP5mg /320mg 30 VMSA17017-A 11/2019
65862-739-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets USP10mg/160mg 30 VFSA17009-A 10/2019
65862-740-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets USP 10mg /320mg 30 VKSA18005-A 03/2020
65862-740-30 Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets USP 10mg /320mg 30 VKSA18001-A 01/2020
65862-550-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets & USP 320mg/12.5mg 90 HRSA17033-A 10/2020
65862-550-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets & USP 320mg/12.5mg 90 HRSA17034-A 10/2020
65862-550-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets & USP 320mg/12.5mg 90 HRSA17035-A 10/2020
65862-550-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets & USP 320mg/12.5mg 90 HRSA17036-A 10/2020
65862-550-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets & USP 320mg/12.5mg 90 HRSA17037-A 10/2020
65862-548-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP160mg/12.5mg 90 HTSA17033-A 10/2020
65862-548-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP160mg/12.5mg 90 HTSA17034-A 10/2020
65862-548-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP160mg/12.5mg 90 HTSA17035-A 10/2020
65862-548-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP160mg/12.5mg 90 HTSA17036-A 10/2020
65862-548-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP160mg/12.5mg 90 HTSA17040-A 10/2020
65862-548-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP160mg/12.5mg 90 HTSA17041-A 11/2020
65862-548-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP160mg/12.5mg 90 HTSA17042-A 11/2020
65862-548-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP160mg/12.5mg 90 HTSA17043-A 11/2020
65862-551-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 320mg/25mg 90 HTSB17049-A 08/2020
65862-551-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 320mg/25mg 90 HTSB17054-A 10/2020
65862-551-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 320mg/25mg 90 HTSB17055-A 10/2020
65862-551-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 320mg/25mg 90 HTSB17056-A 10/2020
65862-551-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 320mg/25mg 90 HTSB17057-A 10/2020
65862-551-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 320mg/25mg 90 HTSB17058-A 10/2020
65862-551-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 320mg/25mg 90 HTSB17059-A 10/2020
65862-551-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 320mg/25mg 90 HTSB17060-A 10/2020
65862-551-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 320mg/25mg 90 HTSB17062-A 10/2020
65862-551-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 320mg/25mg 90 HTSB17066-A 10/2020
65862-551-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 320mg/25mg 90 HTSB17067-A 11/2020
65862-551-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 320mg/25mg 90 HTSB17068-A 11/2020
65862-551-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 320mg/25mg 90 HTSB17069-A 11/2020
65862-551-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 320mg/25mg 90 HTSB18001-A 12/2020
65862-551-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 320mg/25mg 90 HTSB18002-A 12/2020
65862-551-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 320mg/25mg 90 HTSB18003-A 12/2020
65862-551-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 320mg/25mg 90 HTSB18004-A 12/2020
65862-551-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 320mg/25mg 90 HTSB18005-A 12/2020
65862-551-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 320mg/25mg 90 HTSB18006-A 12/2020
65862-551-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 320mg/25mg 90 HTSB18007-A 12/2020
65862-547-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets USP 80mg/12.5mg 90 HVSA17011-A 11/2020
65862-547-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets USP 80mg/12.5mg 90 HVSA17012-A 11/2020
65862-547-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets USP 80mg/12.5mg 90 HVSA18001-A 12/2020
65862-549-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets USP 160mg/25mg 90 HVSB17023-A 08/2020
65862-549-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets USP 160mg/25mg 90 HVSB17036-A 11/2020
65862-549-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets USP 160mg/25mg 90 HVSB17037-A 11/2020
65862-549-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets USP 160mg/25mg 90 HVSB17038-A 11/2020
65862-549-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets USP 160mg/25mg 90 HVSB17039-A 11/2020
65862-549-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets USP 160mg/25mg 90 HVSB17040-B 11/2020
65862-549-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets USP 160mg/25mg 90 HVSB18001-A 12/2020
65862-549-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets USP 160mg/25mg 90 HVSB18002-A 12/2020
65862-549-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets USP 160mg/25mg 90 HVSB18003-A 12/2020
65862-549-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets USP 160mg/25mg 90 HVSB18004-A 12/2020
65862-548-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 160mg/12.5mg 90 HTSA17037-A 10/2020
65862-548-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 160mg/12.5mg 90 HTSA17039-A 10/2020
65862-551-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 320mg/25mg 90 HTSB17063-A 10/2020
65862-551-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 320mg/25mg 90 HTSB17064-A 10/2020
65862-551-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 320mg/25mg 90 HTSB17065-A 10/2020
65862-551-90 Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP & 320/25mg 90 HTSB18029-A 03/2021
65862-573-90 Valsartan Tablets USP 320mg 90 VUSD17008-A 07/2019
65862-573-90 Valsartan Tablets USP 320mg 90 VUSD17009-A 09/2019

 

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