Here’s how to check whether your blood pressure meds are recalled over possible cancer risk – USA TODAY

Ryan W. Miller USA TODAY Published 2:31 PM EST Jan 16, 2019 Numerous blood pressure medications in recent months have been recalled over concerns of possibly carcinogenic ingredients, leaving some consumers wondering how to tell whether their medicines are safe. Since July, dozens of the medications have been recalled because of trace amounts of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) or N-Nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) in the products, according to the Food and Drug Administration. NDMA and NDEA are probable carcinogens, and the FDA has found levels of the impurities in three drugs: valsartan, irbesartan and losartan-containing products, the agency says. The recalled drugs are part a large class called angiotensin II receptor blockers ...

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