April 25, 2022
The pharmaceutical firm Pfizer has voluntary recalled a blood stress remedy for the second time in a month.
Pfizer is recalling 5 a lot of blood stress medication Accupril due to elevated ranges of a nitrosamine, Nnitroso-quinapril, the corporate stated in a information launch posted Friday on the FDA web site.
Nitrosamines are present in water and meals, together with grilled meats and dairy merchandise, however impurities might improve an individual’s most cancers threat over lengthy intervals of time, Pfizer stated.
Accupril is used to decrease blood stress and handle coronary heart failure. Pfizer stated it has not obtained any stories of adversarial reactions by folks taking the drug.
“Pfizer believes the profit/threat profile of the merchandise stays constructive primarily based on presently out there knowledge. Though long-term ingestion of Nnitroso-quinapril could also be related to a possible elevated most cancers threat in people, there isn’t any speedy threat to sufferers taking this remedy,” the corporate stated.
The Accupril tables are bought in 10-, 20- and 40-mg doses. The affected lot numbers are DR9639, DX8682, DG1188, DX6031, and CK6260.
Sufferers taking the product ought to speak to their physician. Sufferers with the affected product ought to name 888-345-0481.
Pfizer recalled one other blood stress remedy on March 22.
The affected merchandise in that recall are quinapril HCl/hydrochlorothiazide (Accuretic) tablets that Pfizer distributes, and two licensed generics, quinapril plus hydrochlorothiazide and quinapril HCl/hydrochlorothiazide, distributed by Greenstone. The recall is over larger than accepted ranges of N-nitroso-quinapril, a compound often called a nitrosamine.