Certain blood pressure tablets recalled after unexpected impurity detected

Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. is voluntarily recalling around 80 lots of blood pressure medicine that could contain a substance not intended to be in the product.

The substance detected is called N-nitrosodiethylamine. It’s naturally found in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution and industrial processes, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Patients who have been prescribed Amlodipine Valsartan Tablets USP, Valsartan HCTZ Tablets, USP and Valsartan Tablets USP should continue to take the pills because, according to the FDA, it would be more harmful to abruptly stop taking the medication.



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