If you or a loved one is taking medication to manage high blood pressure, there’s urgent news I need to share with you…
One of the world’s top pharmaceutical companies has issued a massive recall of some of their blood pressure medications.
The reason? They contain a potential CANCER-causing agent!
Here’s everything you need to know about this unsettling recall, and the steps you need to take if you are on any of the medications listed.
Pfizer Recalls Three BP Drugs
According to a recent press release from pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, they are voluntarily recalling three blood pressure medications due to “unacceptable levels of a potential carcinogen.”
The recall is based on higher than accepted levels of nitrosamine – a compound found to produce cancer of the liver and kidneys.
According to Pfizer, the affected products are:
- Quinapril HCl/hydrochlorothiazide (Accuretic) distributed by Pfizer, and
- Two authorized generics, quinapril plus hydrochlorothiazide and quinapril HCl/hydrochlorothiazide, distributed by Greenstone.
The recalled drugs were sold in 90-count bottles in the United States and Puerto Rico between November 2019 and March 2022.
For a detailed list and overview of the entire recall, visit this website.
According to the Pfizer release, if you have any of the recalled tablets, call 888-843-0247 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET for instructions on how to return their pills and get reimbursed.
In the meantime, if you have been prescribed any of the affected medications, now is a good time to have a conversation with your doctor about your blood pressure treatment.
If your doctor insists that you still need to be on medication, you’re going to want to discuss alternatives.
This is also a good time to discuss lifestyle changes that can positively affect your blood pressure. Changes to your diet, increased exercise, and even weight loss can all help lower your blood pressure – and potentially open the door to getting off medication.