Another recall involving a blood pressure medication was recently announced. This is the latest recall in a series of recent recalls from the FDA involving blood pressure medications. Officials announced they are adding a brand of drugs called RemedyRepack to the list of medications that was recently recalled.
The company that manufactures RemedyRepack, Accord Healthcare, announced the recall after discovering a bottle of blood pressure medication with the wrong pills in it. The bottle was supposed to have Hydrocholorthiazide tablets that were 12.5 mg. Instead, it had Spironolactone tablets that were 25 mg. That drug is used to treat cirrhosis of the liver and congestive heart failure, among other conditions. The FDA said that the effects of taking the incorrect medication could be limited, or could be life threatening, depending on the circumstances.
This recall comes just weeks after the FDA expanded a recall involving drugs containing valsartan, which is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. Those products were recalled because they contained a substance that posed a potential cancer risk. Patients who believe they may be taking a drug that may have been recalled should speak with their pharmacist. The doctor or pharmacist can also help patients find another medication.
If you believe you may have been harmed by a defective medication, you should speak with an attorney. If you are in Houston, call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. Call us today to learn more or visit us on LinkedIn.