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Labeling mix-up recall for blood pressure medicine

Labeling mix-up recall for blood pressure medicine”

A single lot of the drug, PW05264, is being recalled.

A shipment of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 12.5 mg distributed by Accord Healthcare Inc.is being voluntarily recalled after a 100 count bottle actually contained 100 Spironolactone Tablets USP 25 mg.

Instead of containing blood pressure medication, a bottle was found to contain spironolactone tablets, which are used to treat illnesses like congestive heart failure and cirrhosis of the liver.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of a hypertension medication. However, using spironolactone tablets instead of hydrochlorothiazide tablets could increase the risk of contracting hyperkalemia (elevated potassium levels), which could trigger other adverse events of varying degrees of severity depending on the person.

This could result in adverse events, including life-threatening situations in some people.

Hydrochlorothiazide tablets are used to manage hypertension either alone or with other antihypertensive drugs.

No injuries have been reported, the FDA said.

The Hydrochlorothiazide tablets are light orange to peach colored and round with H on one side and 1 on another side. Hydrochlorothiazide is veteran to deal with high blood strain.

If the pills in a bottle labeled as hydrochlorathiazide do not match that appearance, the FDA advises consumers not to take them and to return them to a pharmacy or healthcare provider.

Earlier this month, the FDA expanded a blood pressure medication recall that started in July, according to a report from the Inquisitr.

Not all drugs containing valsartan are being recalled, but this week the FDA expanded the list of drugs being recalled.



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