If you or someone you love takes blood pressure medicine make sure it is not one that is being recalled. According to the U.S.Food and Drug Administration, there is a voluntary recall of several drug products containing the active ingredient Valsartan.

Valsartan is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. Not all products containing Valsartan are being recalled but some of them are due to an impurity, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) which has been classified as a probable human carcinogen.

Based on results from laboratory tests it's a substance that could cause cancer. Here is a list of the medicine and is being recalled:

Product NDC Code Expiry Dates Distribution Date
VALSARTAN TABLETS 40MG 30CT 43547-367-03 From Jul 18 to Jan 20 Oct 2015 – Jun 2018
VALSARTAN TABLETS 80MG 90CT 43547-368-09 From Jul 18 to Jan 20 Oct 2015 – Jun 2018
VALSARTAN TABLETS 160MG 90CT 43547-369-09 From Jul 18 to Jan 20 Oct 2015 – Jun 2018
VALSARTAN TABLETS 320MG 90CT 43547-370-09 From Jul 18 to Jan 20 Oct 2015 – Jun 2018
VALSARTAN/HCTZ 80MG/12.5MG 90CT TABLETS 43547-311-09 From Jul 18 to Jan 20 Jun 2016 – Jun 2018
VALSARTAN/HCTZ 160MG/12.5MG 90CT TABLETS 43547-312-09 From Jul 18 to Jan 20 Jun 2016 – Jun 2018
VALSARTAN/HCTZ 160MG/25MG 90CT TABLETS 43547-313-09 From Jul 18 to Jan 20 Jun 2016 – Jun 2018
VALSARTAN/HCTZ 320MG/12.5MG 90CT TABLETS 43547-314-09 From Jul 18 to Jan 20 Jun 2016 – Jun 2018
VALSARTAN/HCTZ 320MG/25MG 90CT TABLETS 43547-315-09 From Jul 18 to Jan 20 Jun 2016 – Jun 2018

 

If your medicine is on the list, contact your Healthcare professional or your pharmacist immediately to discuss your treatment options.

[via U.S. Food And Drug Administration]