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What You Need to Know About the Recent Valsartan Recall

Published on Aug 24, 2018 at 6:48 pm in Product Liability.

Golden Law Office is now accepting cases related to the valsartan recall. If you or a loved one has taken medication with this ingredient and suffered from the possible side effects, whether short-term or long-term, contact our valsartan recall lawyer today to find out about your legal rights.

Valsartan is a generic antihypertensive drug used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. The brand name is known as Diovan. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently recalled several drugs containing valsartan when an impurity was detected in a research setting.

The impurity, N-nitrosdimethylamine (NDMA), is considered a possible human carcinogen, based on laboratory testing. The current assumption is the NDMA’s presence was brought about when the manufacturing process was changed.

Gastric and colorectal cancers have been associated with long-term exposure to NDMA. The short-term effects vary greatly; however, if you have taken a drug that contains valsartan and experience unusual nausea, vomiting, fever, headaches, or cramping, contact your doctor right away.

The manufacturing companies recalling the products containing valsartan include Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare, and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. The products being recalled were provided by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals in Linhai, China.

Because not all medications made with valsartan are being recalled, the FDA recommends all patients proceed with their medication regimen until they discuss the issue with their primary care physician. It can be incredibly dangerous to stop taking a medication without consulting your doctor first.

The FDA will provide consumers with more information as it becomes known. While the FDA continues their investigation, do not wait to contact our law firm if you have taken medications containing this drug.

If you believe you have been affected by valsartan because of a cancer diagnosis or other symptoms, or if you have questions about the recall, contact our firm today. We’ll be able to answer your questions and provide you with legal advice, so you can decide what your next steps should be. If it is discovered your health has been impacted by valsartan, you may be eligible for compensation that can assist you with related medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

 

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