Recall! Blood Pressure Meds Contain Wrong Drug
Accord Healthcare has issued a voluntary recall for a blood pressure medication because the bottles actually contain a heart failure drug due to a labeling mix-up.
According to the FDA, “A 100 count bottle of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 12.5 mg has been found to contain 100 Spironolactone Tablets USP 25 mg. Since the individual lot, PW05264, of the product is involved in a potential mix-up of labeling, Accord is recalling this individual lot from the market. 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. Accord became aware of this finding through a product complaint reported from a pharmacy.”
Accord’s Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 12.5 mg are light orange to peach colored, round, biconvex tablets debossed with H on one side and 1 on another side. The correct medication is pictured below:
If you have any questions about this recall, you can contact Accord Healthcare, Inc. by phone at 1-855-869-1081, fax: 1-817-868-5362 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Monday to Friday during business hours 8 am to 5 pm EST. If you are experiencing any adverse effects from your blood pressure medication seek medical attention immediately. Contact your doctor and/or pharmacist if you believe the medication you were given is among the lot being recalled.
This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and is for information only. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions about your medical condition and/or current medication. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking advice or treatment because of something you have read here.
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1. Double check your prescriptions
This year has been a whirlwind of medication recalls. If you’re currently taking any blood pressure medications, check with your doctor and pharmacist about their safety. You can take a quick look at this list of blood pressure medications being recalled in the United States.
2. Don’t ignore mood imbalances
Some types of blood pressure medications have been linked to higher rates of hospital visits for mental health conditions, including depression. If you’re concerned about your mental wellbeing, speak to your doctor right away about the prescription you’re currently taking.
3. Stock up on heart-healthy whole foods
The Western diet and lifestyle have been linked to a large increase in an incidence of high blood pressure, but modifying your eating habits can be one of the best ways to support a healthier cardiovascular system. Start with this list of paleo-friendly “superfoods”.
4. Try herbal remedies
Early research could point to thyme and lavender as helpful for managing high blood pressure. Learn more about what the studies suggest so far, and how to make your own thyme lavender tea.
5. Fight inflammation
Reducing inflammatory foods (sugary drinks, fast foods, etc.) and replacing them with foods that have anti-inflammatory foods can be a part of a heart-healthy lifestyle. Garlic is among our top 5 picks- find out why here.
6. Ask your doctor about the DASH diet
The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is a viable option for many people to help reduce high blood pressure with simple lifestyle and diet changes. Check out our guide to the DASH diet here.
7. Get Active
Exercising regularly can help to lower your blood pressure. However, if you aren’t currently very active, you should speak with your doctor about finding a safe exercise routine to get started. There’s no need for the gym, necessarily! Check out our favorite no-gym workouts here:
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