Published: Thu, August 30, 2018
Medical | By Vicki Mclaughlin

Blood Pressure Drug Recalled For Possible Life-Threatening Label Error

Blood Pressure Drug Recalled For Possible Life-Threatening Label Error

A specific lot of blood pressure medication has been recalled after a bottle from that lot was found to be mislabeled, according to a Food and Drug Administration statement.

A 100 count bottle of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets has been found to containSpironolactone tablets which could result in increased potassium levels that could pose life-threatening situations to some people.

Accord Healthcare Inc.is voluntarily recalling one lot of Hydrochlorothiazide tablets.

The bottle was a part of lot PW05264, and the FDA says it was a potential mix up of labeling.

Spironolactone tablets are used to manage primary hyperaldosteronism, edematous conditions for patients with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver accompanied by edema and/or ascites, nephrotic syndrome, essential hypertension, hypokalemia, severe heart failure.

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"Based on findings of both preliminary and interim investigations carried out at the manufacturing site, Accord believes that no other lots of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets are involved in this mix-up", the recall notice reads.

The FDA says that the effects of mixing up the medications depends on the individual, but can range from "limited" to "life-threatening".

If the pills in a bottle labeled as hydrochlorathiazide do not match that appearance, the FDA advises consumers not to take them and to return them to a pharmacy or healthcare provider.

To date, no adverse events have been reported due to this recall. Accord is also reaching out to pharmacists and retailers, as well as wholesalers and distributors. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

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