According to the Food and Drug Administration, approximately 3 million Americans have taken medications containing Valsartan to deal with high blood pressure, congestive heart failure or the aftermath of a heart attack. Last year, several generic versions of the medicine made in China and India were recalled when they were found to be contaminated with carcinogens. There was no way for these patients to foresee adverse health effects, because cancer is not a side effect associated with these drugs. Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban is an aggressive law firm that battles on behalf of clients who have suffered due to tainted blood-pressure medication and other dangerous drugs.
In July 2018, the FDA announced a recall of certain Valsartan products that could be traced to Chinese manufacturers Zhejiang Huahais and Zhejiang Tianyu, as well as to Hetero Labs Limited in India. The FDA issued the recall because some lots contained the cancer-causing chemical N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Two months later, other batches were found to have been tainted by a similar toxic chemical, N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA).
The problems exist in generic Valsartan products made by the following pharmaceutical companies:
The name brand most commonly associated with Valsartan in the United States is Diovan, made by Novartis. So far, no contaminated medications have been traced to their products.
Complaints have already been filed in several states against the makers of these dangerous pharmaceuticals. In a free initial consultation, we can review whether you might be eligible for relief.
Valsartan drugs produced by the following manufacturers have been taken off the market:
Also recalled were drugs containing the hypertension drug Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) made by:
Teva Pharmaceuticals recalled amlodipine/Valsartan combination tablets in the United States, in addition to its amlodipine/Valsartan/ hydrochlorothiazide tablets.
No matter which of the medications you or a loved one took, it’s best to keep a bottle of the recalled drug around to identify where and by whom it was made.
NDMA in certain doses can be extremely harmful to the liver and even has been used as a poisoning agent. Along with NDEA, it could increase a user’s vulnerability to cancers of the:
Getting immediate help could make a huge difference if you’ve taken an unsafe amount of Valsartan. As you receive the necessary medical attention, our lawyers will press for appropriate compensation.
Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban represents victims of Valsartan and other dangerous pharmaceuticals. Please call (877) 428-1122 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at one of our offices, located in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
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