Blood pressure medication recalled

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(WILX) -- A pharmaceutical company is recalling blood pressure medication after detecting trace amounts of a cancer-causing chemical.

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The Food and Drug Administration announced Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 80 lots of Amlodipine Valsartan Tablets, Valsartan HCTZ Tablets, and Valsartan Tablets.

The medication is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. Some tablets may contain a possible cancer-causing substance.

To date, the company says it has not received any reports of patients suffering adverse effects related to the recall.

Those taking Valsartan can talk with a doctor before switching their medication.

You can find a list of the recalled products by clicking here

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