Valsartan Recalled For Containing A Known Carcinogen
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is charged with, among other things, safeguarding the public against dangerous medical drugs and devices. All too often, these products make their way into the bodies of unsuspecting people who pay the consequence of poor industry regulation. The recall of Valsartan is a prime example.
Valsartan is a common ingredient in various medications used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. The drug’s effectiveness comes from its ability to relax blood vessels and lower blood pressure. Unfortunately, a recall has been issued by the FDA, citing that some products containing valsartan also contain a probable human carcinogenic impurity.
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What Harm Can NDMA Do?
The impurity cited is an incredibly nasty toxin called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). This organic chemical is used to create cancer in lab rats. The known rat carcinogen has been linked to the following health effects:
- Liver fibrosis
- Kidney tumors
- Liver tumors
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Intestinal tract cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
The investigation surrounding this recall is ongoing and sources of contamination continue to be added to the list. Meanwhile, there are many victims going about their lives who may not yet realize that they have been affected.
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