Blood Pressure Meds Recalled, Possibly Linked To Cancer Concerns

WASHINGTON – Medicine for your heart is getting pulled off of shelves because of cancer concerns.

The drug maker Aurobindo is pulling eighty lots of the blood pressure medicine Valsartan.

They said it might contain small amounts of a chemical linked to cancer.

A full list of the recalled products is posted on the FDA’s website.

Products can be identified by checking the product name, manufacturer details, and batch or lot number on the pill bottles.

Expiration dates range from May 2019 to March 2021.

The FDA explained that users should not just stop taking it because that could lead to greater risk.

Experts said to go to your doctor first to get an alternative substitute.

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