Valsartan Recall List for Victims in Texas
As of October 24, 2018, some medications containing Valsartan, an antagonist receptor used most commonly to treat high blood pressure and heart failure, have been recalled in the United States. Residents of Texas often take Valsartan to manage high blood pressure and heart failure concerns. However, taking Valsartan is also associated with various chemicals and side effects, including the cancer-causing chemical called NDMA. Because of these dangers, there was a Valsartan recall by the FDA.What Is the Valsartan Medication Recall List For Victims In Texas?
Due to the potential presence of NDMA, Valsartan has been recalled not only by the FDA but in 18 other countries besides the United States as well. Experts hope that with a Valsartan recall, cancer risk and cancer numbers associated with taking Valsartan will decline to prevent the transfer of NDMA. The Valsartan recall list for victims in Texas includes these pharmaceutical companies and repackaging labels:
- Major Pharmaceuticals
- Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited
- Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries
- Bryant Ranch Repack
- A-S Medication Solutions LLC
- Northwind Pharmaceutical
- Prinston Pharmaceuticals/Solco Healthcare LLC
- H.J. Harkins Company Inc. dba Pharma Pac
- Hetero Labs Inc. labeled as Camber Pharmaceuticals Inc.
- Preferred Pharmaceuticals
- Remedy Repack Inc.
- NuCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.
- A-S Medication Solutions LLC
*Includes valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide from Solco and Teva
The recall extends beyond the United States: in fact, France, Germany, Ireland, and Italy (among others) have also issued recalls. The recall does not include Ernesto, Novartis, or Sandoz medications, including any of the various Novartis Pharma products containing valsartan. Additionally, companies on the recall list like RemedyRepack and A-S Medications may continue to issue those Valsartan products not included in the recall.
So how serious is the Valsartan recall? Generally, it is difficult to tell because scientists have primarily tested the drug’s side effects in smaller animals and higher relative quantities. However, when the FDA removes a drug from the market, it typically indicates that the drug has already done damage to some of the people taking it. Some generic medications use Valsartan as a component, but the FDA does not include all of the products containing Valsartan in the nationwide recall. That said, if you must stop taking a Valsartan medication, there are alternatives available to replace Valsartan products, including blood pressure medications such as losartan.
For more specific information about products containing Valsartan, such as dosage and expiration information, you can refer to the FDA’s website or consult with one of our experienced Texas product liability lawyers today.Next Steps: What Should Valsartan Recall List Victims in Texas Do?
It is important to remember that you should always speak with your doctor before making any changes to the medicines you take, or dosage of these medicines. If you are one of the countless Texans prescribed to any of the products mentioned above or their parent company which includes Valsartan, seek a medical opinion first and foremost. If your situation requires compensatory action for any damages associated with taking the drug, you may need to seek legal counsel.Call The Carabin Shaw Texas Lawyers Today
If you or someone you care about living in the state of Texas has been affected by the Valsartan recall in the USA, lawsuits are only filed successfully if you actively prepare yourself with legal representation. Working with licensed Texas lawyers is often an essential part of your recovering full compensation for your injuries.
For your case to qualify and due in part to an issue of latency in the drug’s response time, you must have taken Valsartan for at least a 30 day usage period dating back to 2014 to present. The individual in question must have also used Valsartan products for at least 6 months, and preferably as long as one year, before the date of cancer diagnosis. Fortunately, the Texas attorneys from the law firm of Carabin Shaw have over 20 years of experience securing due compensation for clients across the state. We will fight for your rights, and help you determine liability and solidify the facts of your case.
For all inquiries related to the Valsartan recall list for victims in Texas, and other questions about your situation and where to go from here, do not hesitate to call us. We have Texas product liability lawyers standing by around the clock who want, desperately, to help you put your life back together.
You can find the main offices of the Carabin Shaw Texas attorneys in San Antonio, Texas, but we service areas across the state and elsewhere in the United States. We are here for you. Call us toll-free today at 800-862-1260.