Three blood pressure medications have been recently recalled by Pfizer. The reason for the recall is potential exposure to N-nitroso-quinapril which is a cancer causing impurity. It was found in Accuretic, the generic form of quinapril and hydrochlorothiazide and quinapril HCI hydrochlorothiazide tablets.
Recalls involving medications with suspected cancer-causing impurities have been common over the last few years. The cancer causing compound ironically is also found in water, beer, bacon and some meats. Blood pressure medications have seen wide recalls as the FDA has encouraged drug makers to look for cancer causing impurities in their products.
Previously Valsartan was recalled by the FDA in 2018 after a carcinogen was discovered in doses of the medication. Other drugs such as metformin and Chantix also likely contained carcinogens in the past.
The blood pressure medications by Pfizer were distributed from 2019 to 2022. If you had any adverse reactions to the recalled medication reach out to us today and we will take a look at your case. Our attorneys have handled recalled drug cases before with great success. Contact us at 505-207-4401.