FDA Issues a Recall of the Popular High Blood Pressure Drug Hydrochlorothiazide

Ebony Scott
August 31, 2018

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 bottle was supposed to contain hydrochlorothiazide tablets USP 12.5 milligrams, a medication used to treat high blood pressure.

The recall follows the discovery of a 100-count bottle of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets was found at a pharmacy containing 100 Spironolactone Tablets, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.

A drug maker is recalling one of its blood pressure medications over a labeling mix-up that it says could have potentially life-threatening consequences.

Accord's hydrochlorothiazide pills are round and orange with an "H" imprinted on one side and "1" on the flip side.

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Accord Healthcare believes no other lots of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets are involved in the mix-up, which was initially reported by a pharmacy through a product complaint. However, using spironolactone tablets instead of hydrochlorothiazide tablets could increase the risk of contracting hyperkalemia (elevated potassium levels), which could trigger other adverse events of varying degrees of severity depending on the person.

Hydrochlorothiazide tablets are indicated in the management of hypertension either as the sole therapeutic agent or to enhance the effectiveness of other antihypertensive drugs in the more severe forms of hypertension.

Accord says it has received no reports of injuries because of the problem.

This could result in adverse events, including life-threatening situations in some people.

Accord says it is notifying wholesalers, distributors, and retailers by letter and is arranging for return of all recalled products.

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