Pfizer Recalls Another Blood Pressure Medication

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April 25, 2022

The pharmaceutical firm Pfizer has voluntary recalled a blood strain remedy for the second time in a month.

Pfizer is recalling 5 a lot of blood strain medication Accupril due to elevated ranges of a nitrosamine, Nnitroso-quinapril, the corporate stated in a news release posted Friday on the FDA web site.

Nitrosamines are present in water and meals, together with grilled meats and dairy merchandise, however impurities could improve an individual’s most cancers danger over lengthy durations of time, Pfizer stated.

Accupril is used to decrease blood strain and handle coronary heart failure. Pfizer stated it has not obtained any stories of hostile reactions by individuals taking the drug.

“Pfizer believes the profit/danger profile of the merchandise stays optimistic based mostly on at the moment accessible knowledge. Though long-term ingestion of Nnitroso-quinapril could also be related to a possible elevated most cancers danger in people, there isn’t any fast danger to sufferers taking this remedy,” the corporate stated.

The Accupril tables are offered in 10-, 20- and 40-mg doses. The affected lot numbers are DR9639, DX8682, DG1188, DX6031, and CK6260.

Sufferers taking the product ought to discuss to their physician. Sufferers with the affected product ought to name 888-345-0481.

Pfizer recalled one other blood strain remedy on March 22.

The affected merchandise in that recall are quinapril HCl/hydrochlorothiazide (Accuretic) tablets that Pfizer distributes, and two approved generics, quinapril plus hydrochlorothiazide and quinapril HCl/hydrochlorothiazide, distributed by Greenstone. The recall is over increased than accepted ranges of N-nitroso-quinapril, a compound referred to as a nitrosamine.

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