If you have been injured from side effects while taking Valsartan, contact us immediately to protect your rights.
If you have been injured from side effects while taking Valsartan contaminated with N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), you may be entitled to compensation.
Call 1-800-934-2921 or complete the form on this page for a free consultation.
Our law firm has started investigating claims on behalf of all persons who have been injured from serious side effects while taking Valsartan contaminated with N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Serious side effects that may result from taking NDMA contaminated drugs include liver damage, tumors, and cancer.
Valsartan is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. The medication was recalled in July 2018 due to contamination of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a known carcinogen, being discovered in the medication. It is believed that the affected drugs were produced by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals or Hetero Labs Limited.
Valsartan has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since December 1996. Valsartan belongs to a class of drugs known as angiotensin receptor blockers. Angiotensin attaches to receptors located in the muscle cells in blood vessels which causes blood pressure to rise. Valsartan works by blocking this agent to help control blood pressure. Valsartan from Solco Healthcare (Solco) and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries (Teva) and Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide combination therapies from Solco and Teva have been recalled due to the presence of NDMA.
The FDA continues to investigate cases involving the contaminated Valsartan. The FDA has urged anyone who may have ingested Valsartan that was contaminated with NDMA to follow all recall instructions. The effects of NDMA generally depend on the amount that was ingested. The risk for developing cancer among those who ingested contaminated Valsartan is believed to be low. Anyone who has been affected by the recall should contact their doctor and pharmacist about receiving a replacement for the drug.
Those who have been affected by the recall may be contacted by the FDA so that the agency can provide more information to these individuals and monitor their condition. Other drugs containing Valsartan have not been recalled, but the FDA maintains a list of products containing the drug. The FDA is continuing to test products which have not been recalled.
A Valsartan attorney may be able to help those who have been affected by this recall. Patients who were prescribed Valsartan may be able to file a claim for compensation. Contact our Valsartan lawyers today to find out if you have a case.
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Several medications that have Valsartan have been recalled. The drugs are often prescribed to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. They have been recalled due to the fact that they contain a carcinogen, which is an impurity that can cause cancer.
The name of the carcinogen is NDMA. The FDA has stated that the presence of NDMA was unexpected. They stated that the substance was likely created during the manufacturing process.
Patients should continue taking their medication until their doctor or pharmacist recommends a replacement. It can be dangerous to stop taking a medication for high blood pressure or heart failure. Fortunately, there are alternatives to Valsartan available.
Experts do not know about the long-term effects that NDMA has on the body. The amount of NDMA will determine the effect that it has on the body. It has been shown to cause liver tumors and fibrosis in rats. Studies have also shown that high levels of NDMA can also damage the liver.
Those affected by this recall may be entitled to file a claim for compensation. Patients that have suffered liver damage, tumors, or cancer while taking Valsartan should contact our lawyers immediately to protect their rights.
Valsartan Side Effect Class Action Lawsuit
If you have been injured from side effects from taking Valsartan contaminated with N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), you may be entitled to compensation. Call 1-800-934-2921 or complete the form on this page for a free consultation.