Three types of blood pressure medication recalled

Leada Gore
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Drug manufacturer Pfizer has issued a nationwide recall of some blood pressure medication due to the presence of nitrosamine above acceptable daily intake levels.

The recall covers Accuretic tablets and two generic medications distributed by Greenstone: quinapril and hydrochlorothiazide and quinapril HCI/hydrochlorothiazide.

In all, six lots of Accuretic tablets, one lot of quinapril and hydrochlorothiazide tablets and four lots of quinapril HCl/ hydrochlorothiazide tablets are included, the company said in a statement. You can go here to see more on lot numbers.

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The products were distributed nationwide to retailers and wholesalers in the U.S.

Nitrosamines are found every day in water and foods, including cured and grilled meats, dairy products and vegetables. These impurities may increase the risk of cancer if people are exposed to them above acceptable levels over long periods of time.

Pfizer said it is not aware of any “adverse events” related to recall and there is “no immediate risk to patients taking the medications.”

Patients currently taking the medication should consult with their health care provider about alternatives. If you believe you have the recalled products, call 1-888-843-0247 (Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ET) for instructions on how to return the product and obtain reimbursement.

The Pfizer logo is displayed at the company's headquarters, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)