By The Oregonian/OregonLive | Posted December 01, 2018 at 10:49 AM
In November, two more pharmaceutical companies joined a voluntary recall of several drug products containing valsartan, which is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. The Federal Drug Administration reports the recall is because of an impurity, N-nitroso-diethylamine (NDEA), found in the recalled products.
The recalls in November follow several earlier recalls of valsartan-containing medicines after N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) was detected. See the full recall list here.
According to the FDA: Customers and patients with questions about the Teva products being recalled should contact Teva’s Medical Information by phone at: 888-838-2872, option 3, then, option 4. Live calls are received Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM Eastern Time with Voicemail available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Mylan products, wholesalers, retailers and consumers that are in possession of recalled product should contact Stericycle at 1-888-406-9305 for the return of the recalled product. Normal business hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.
On Nov. 27, 2018, Teva Pharmaceuticals joined the recall. Here is the list of Teva lots under voluntary recall, as posted at fda.gov.
The FDA also posted labels of the Teva lots affected.