Drug Recall

Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 07:31 AM

If you take high blood pressure medication, you will need to check your medicine cabinet.

Health Canada says several drugs containing the ingredient valsartan are being recalled by their manufacturers.

It's believed that they may be contaminated with a potential cancer-causing impurity.

Drugs containing valsartan are used to treat patients with high blood pressure to help prevent heart attacks and stroke.

These drugs are also used in patients who have had heart failure or a recent heart attack.

For more information, visit http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2018/67202a...