If you are taking Valsartan or a combination drug that includes Valsartan, you likely have many questions about what to do to protect your safety. It is recommended that you:
Contact your doctor or pharmacist to see if there is a replacement medication or different treatment option.
Continue to take the medication until otherwise notified by your doctor or pharmacist. The health issues that arise from NOT taking the drug could be higher than the risk of taking it.
Check the FDA website frequently for updates on the recall.
Be aware that not all valsartan-containing drugs have been affected by the recall. A list of medications that have been recalled can be found here. If you are uncertain if your medication has been affected by the recall, please contact your pharmacist for additional support.
If you are suffering from any unusual symptoms related to the recalled medication, contact your doctor immediately.?
As previously mentioned, continue to take the medication until otherwise notified by your doctor or pharmacist. High blood pressure leads to an increased risk of heart attacks or strokes. This can greatly increase the risk of hospitalization or even death.
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