FDA Recalls Blood Pressure Medication for Contaminant Linked to Cancer
Another blood pressure medication is being taken off pharmacy shelves for cancer-causing contaminants. The most recent recall is for blood pressure medication Quinapril and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets produced by Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc.
The medication’s contaminant is N-Nitroso-Quinapril, which exceeds the dosage’s acceptable limit, and can lead to cancer.
It is important to note that if you are currently prescribed and taking this medication, consult with your physician as soon as possible. Stopping your blood pressure medication abruptly can put you at risk of a heart attack or other injury.
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