According to the FDA, American Health Packaging is voluntarily recalling one lot of blood pressure medication due to the detection of trace amounts of N-Nitrosodiethylamine, or NDEA. Although it naturally occurs in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, it has been classified as a “probable human carcinogen.”
The recalled product is Valsartan Tablets USP 160 mg, 100 count Unit Dose Blisters, Carton NDC#: 60687-139-01, (Individual Dose NDC: 60687-139-11), 179791, Exp. Date: 3/31/20201
If you have been prescribed Valsartan Tablets, please make sure to speak to your physician before you stop taking your meds.
In total, five medications have been recalled:1
1. Losartan Potassium Tablets USP and Losartan Potassium/hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP
2. Valsartan and Amlodipine and Valsartan tablets
3. Losartan Tablets USP 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg
4. Losartan Potassium/Hydrochlorothiazide Combination Tablets
5. See the current recall HERE.