Common Blood Pressure, Heart Medication Recalled for Serious Reason

July 05, 2018Jul 05, 2018

Millions of Americans are taking prescription medications on a daily basis. The way society has started to rely heavily on drugs has been a key topic in many discussions.

Sadly, many individuals have to take prescription heart medication for various cardiovascular reasons. Now, a scary new recall has hit the market that has many people fearing for their health and well being.

According to The Sun, individuals who are taking drugs with the brand names Diovan and Exforge, which are widely used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure, may be at risk. A new study is connecting the drugs to a potential chemical that could cause cancer.

"The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has today warned any batches of valsartan made by Dexcel Pharma Ltd and Accord Healthcare, previously known as Actavis Group, should be returned to your local pharmacy," reported The Sun.

If you believe you are taking the drug, please contact your local health professional before taking drastic steps. Reports say that some patients may be able to take another drug that is comparable without potentially compromising their health.

"A doctor or healthcare professional can advise on alternative treatment," he said. "We continue to undertake an urgent review of all these products that may pose a low risk to public health. Our highest priority is to ensure that the medicines you take are safe."

Please share this with anyone you know who takes heart medication or who has suffered from heart issues in the past!

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