Blood Pressure Medications

Valsartan, Losartan, and Irbesartan are medications commonly prescribed to treat high blood pressure, ventricle dysfunction, and congestive heart failure. The United States Food and Drug Administration has issued recalls of several medications that contain Valsartan, Losartan, or Irbesartan as their active ingredients. These recalls are due to contamination with the substances N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), both classified as probable human carcinogens. NDMA and NDEA have been associated with liver damage, kidney or liver tumors, and numerous cancers of the digestive tract; including:

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Colon and Colorectal Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer

If you have been taking Valsartan, Losartan, or Irbesartan between 2014 and the present and you have been diagnosed with a digestive tract cancer, or have suffered a kidney or liver injury that required hospitalization, contact our office right away.  Contact your doctor immediately. They may instruct you to stop taking the medication. Stopping these medications without medical supervision is not advised.

Exposure to NDMA and NDEA has caused health complications in several species of animals. Complications have occurred primarily in the respiratory tract, liver, kidneys, and blood vessels. Exposure to NDMA or NDEA has also been known to reduce liver, kidney, and lung function. Symptoms of potential NDMA or NDEA poisoning include:

  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Abnormal Fever
  • Back Pain
  • Coughing
  • Diarrhea
  • Enlarged Liver
  • Fatigue
  • Headache/Dizziness
  • Hyperkalemia (High Potassium)
  • Increased Blood Creatinine
  • Jaundice (Yellowing)
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Viral Infections

The current recalls cover Valsartan, Losartan, and Irbesartan products manufactured by:

  • Actavis LLC
  • Camber Pharmaceuticals
  • Macleods Pharmaceuticals
  • Major Pharmaceuticals
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals
  • Prinston Pharmaceuticals
  • Solco Healthcare LLC
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • A-S Medication Solutions LLC
  • AvKARE
  • Bryant Ranch Prepack Inc.
  • Hetero Labs Inc.
  • HJ Harkins (Pharma Pac)
  • Northwind Pharmaceuticals
  • NuCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • RemedyRepack Inc.
  • Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. 

At Graves McLain, we take on major pharmaceutical manufacturers on behalf of our clients. If you have been harmed by a defective or dangerous drug, call Graves McLain today. We will help you understand your rights as a victim.

If you or a loved one have suffered harmful side effects after taking Valsartan, Losartan, or Irbesartan, call Graves McLain right away at 918-359-6600. When you call, an experienced Tulsa, Oklahoma Defective Drug Attorney will speak with you for FREE and determine the best course of action. We review every detail of your case at no cost to you—and fight to protect your rights. At Graves McLain, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front—and you owe us nothing until we win your case.

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