Popular Blood Pressure Medication Recalled

By Hamodia Staff

A manufacturer of Quinapril, a popular blood pressure medication is recalling large amounts of the drug, the FDA announced last week. Lupin Pharmaceuticals voluntarily recalled four lots of Quinapril tablets due to unsafe levels of nitrosamines, chemicals that if taken at high doses for prolonged periods of time, can cause cancer.

Lupin discontinued the marketing of Quinapril tablets in September.

Small amounts of nitrosamines are common in water and foods, including cured and grilled meats, dairy products and vegetables. These impurities may increase the risk of cancer if people are exposed to them above acceptable levels over long periods of time.

Patients taking, Quinapril Tablets USP, 20mg, and 40mg are advised by the FDA to continue taking their medication and contact their pharmacist, physician, or medical provider for advice regarding an alternative treatment.

Consumers, wholesalers, distributors, and retailers with questions regarding this recall should contact Inmar Rx Solutions, Inc. at (877) 538-8445 Monday – Friday 09:00 am to 05:00 pm EST. For reimbursement, please have the recalled lots returned to Inmar Rx Solutions, Inc.; the lot number can be found on the side of the bottle label.

Below is a list of the lots that were recalled.

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