Recall on Blood Pressure Medication that 'May Cause Cancer' Expands

Recall on Blood Pressure Medication that 'May Cause Cancer' Expands

Health Canada says a recall on certain medication used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure is being expanded because the drugs may contain a substance that can increase the risk of cancer.

The agency says eight additional valsartan medications are being recalled as a precautionary measure.

Health Canada says a recall of 28 valsartan medications was announced last month because the drugs contained an impurity known as NDMA, a potential carcinogen that can cause cancer with long-term exposure.

It says all of the recalled products use a valsartan ingredient manufactured by a pharmaceutical company in China.

The agency says anyone taking affected valsartan medications should contact their health-care provider to discuss treatment options.

It also says patients should continue taking their medications unless they have been advised by their health-care provider to stop.

TEVA-VALSARTAN/HCTZ TABLETS PP 30s02357046320/25 mg35212731R

ACT-VALSARTAN 40MG FC TABLETS 1000233748740 mgK47338

ACT-VALSARTAN 80MG FC TABLETS 1000233749580 mgK45370

ACT-VALSARTAN 80MG FC TABLETS 1000233749580 mgK47652

ACT-VALSARTAN 80MG FC TABLETS 1000233749580 mgK47653

ACT-VALSARTAN 80MG FC TABLETS 1000233749580mgK47654

ACT-VALSARTAN 160MG FC TABLETS 10002337509160 mgK39691

ACT-VALSARTAN 160MG FC TABLETS 10002337509160 mgK44167

ACT-VALSARTAN 160MG FC TABLETS 10002337509160 mgK47657

ACT-VALSARTAN 160MG FC TABLETS 10002337509160 mgK47658

ACT-VALSARTAN 320MG FC TABLETS 10002337517320 mgK44166

ACT-VALSARTAN 320MG FC TABLETS 10002337517320 mgK45371

SANDOZ VALSARTAN 40 MG0235674040 mgAll lots

SANDOZ VALSARTAN 80 MG0235675980 mgAll lots

SANDOZ VALSARTAN 160 MG02356767160 mgAll lots

SANDOZ VALSARTAN 320 MG02356775320 mgAll lots

SANIS VALSARTAN 40 MG0236694040 mgAll lots

SANIS VALSARTAN 80 MG0236695980 mgAll lots

SANIS VALSARTAN 160 MG02366967160 mgAll lots

SANIS VALSARTAN 320 MG02366975320 mgAll lots

PRO DOC LIMITEE VALSARTAN 40 MG0236772640 mgAll lots

PRO DOC LIMITEE VALSARTAN 80 MG0236773480 mgAll lots

PRO DOC LIMITEE VALSARTAN 160 MG02367742160 mgAll lots

PRO DOC LIMITEE VALSARTAN 320 MG02367750320 mgAll lots

SIVEM PHARMACEUTICAL ULC VALSARTAN 40 MG0238452340 mgAll lots

SIVEM PHARMACEUTICAL ULC VALSARTAN 80 MG0238453180 mgAll lots

SIVEM PHARMACEUTICAL ULC VALSARTAN 160 MG02384558160 mgAll lots

SIVEM PHARMACEUTICAL ULC VALSARTAN 320 MG02384566320 mgAll lots

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