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Any info regarding the Valsartan Recall.
I have been on Valsartan for a long time, and Solco was the provider, which is on the recall list. My question is this just a manufacturing issue, or a valsartan problem. I called the pharmacy and he provided me a new supply from the manufacturer Aurobindo, which is not on the recall list.
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johnlortz...I'm in Canada...& of course, it has affected us here too as it has with millions of other people in Europe, the U.K, etc.etc...but not the U.S.
From what I understand, the issue is the manurfacturing...some contaminant got into the "recipe"...& it's thought to have the potential to cause cancer. I think the best person to ask if your particular medication is affected would be your Pharmacist. I was taking Valsartan last November..just for a month, but I was told by my pharmacist that the contamination doesn't go that far back, AND I was on a 'combination'...meaning that I had the ingredient plus a diuretic..which wasn't affected.
Allowing important medications to be manufactured in China is irresponsible. One could say this incident could have happened anywhere, but this must stop. I don't see why our medicines can't be manufactured in our own country were there are stringent laws.
Check with your doctor...
johnlortz...Hello again....Strange though, I was told the U.S. was not affected. From what you say..this is not accurate. In any event this pertains to companies manufacturing in the China plant.Regardless, I fail to understand why such big countries such as ours...& we certainly have the resources...permit medicines to be manufactured off shore like this. We have very stringent laws about ingredients, etc.etc.etc.etc. My pharmacist stated that the contamination is very recent...so very likely what you were taking quite a while ago is not affected.
Some pharmacists are providing patients with a different manufacturer's Valsartan, while others are referring them back to physicians. This whole thing is scary...but again, people have been strongly advised not to stop taking their meds.
It will be interesting to find out just how much longer we'll have to wait for the final results of all of this..& what is being done about it.
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