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31 August 2018, 10:59 | Melissa Porter
Potentially life-threatening blood pressure prescription mix-up leads to recall
Accord Healthcare has issued a steal for a blood strain medication for the reason that bottles that were shipped in actuality accept as true with a coronary heart failure drug.
The affected product is a 100-count bottle of 12.5 milligram hydrochlorothiazide tablets, which instead contained 100 spironolactone tablets.
In a statement announcing the nationwide recall, the FDA said that the potential dangers of the mix-up 'range from limited health consequences to life-threatening situations in certain individuals'.
The hydrochlorothiazide tablets are round, orange, and have "H" and "1" printed on opposite sides.
The FDA says if you happen to will beget a hydrochlorothiazide prescription and the capsules in your bottle attain no longer match that description, or if you happen to are undecided, return them to your pharmacy or physician.
"Based on findings of both preliminary and interim investigations carried out at the manufacturing site, Accord believes that no other lots of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets are involved in this mix-up", the FDA says.
Hydrochlorothiazide tablets are used to manage hypertension either alone or with other antihypertensive drugs.
Taking the spironolactone pills instead of the hydrochlorothiazide tablets could cause potassium levels to spike, which could cause life-threatening problems.
But, Accord said they have not received any reports of adverse reaction related to the mix up. Spironolactone tablets are used to treat congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, and other ailments.
Medication in that lot is now under a voluntary recall.
Accord says it is notifying wholesalers, distributors, and retailers by letter and is arranging for return of all recalled products.
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