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What should you do if your blood pressure medication has been recalled?
What should you do if your blood pressure medication has been recalled? By: James Yeh, MD, MPH, Contributor Over the past several months, you may have heard that the FDA has recalled certain lots of angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) medications due to the presence of impurities. These contaminants — nitrosamine impurities — may occur as a byproduct of the manufacturing process. They include N-Nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) and N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which can potentially cause cancer.