Did you suffer from liver damage, tumors, or cancer after taking Valsartan?
If you took Valsartan and experienced complications such as liver damage, tumors, or cancer you may be subject to compensation.
Valsartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. Valsartan keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow. Valsartan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults and children who are at least 6 years old. Valsartan is also used in adults to treat heart failure and to lower the risk of death after a heart attack. Valsartan is sometimes given together with other blood pressure medications.
Valsartan (Diovan) is an oral medication used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), recent heart attacks, and congestive heart failure. It belongs in a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). There are a number of substitute medications available to individuals who have been prescribed the contaminated medication.
The Valsartan Lawsuit
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting healthcare professionals and patients of a voluntary recall of several drug products containing the active ingredient valsartan, used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. This recall is due to an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which was found in the recalled products.
A company in China is making the active ingredient in the pill and they determined there was too much chemical in the formula. Solco has since switched to a class 1 recall requiring patient notification.
Patients should not stop taking the recalled products without first contacting their treating physicians, and being prescribed a replacement drug.
Certain batches of valsartan produced by the Chinese company Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals and the India company Hetero Labs Limited have been contaminated with N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).
Short-term exposure to NDMA can cause liver damage. Long-term exposure can increase the risk of liver, kidney, and lung tumors.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF VALSARTAN (DIOVAN)?
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Side effects may include but are not limited to:
- shortness of breath (even with mild exertion);
- little or no urinating
- rapid weight gain
- increased thirst
- loss of appetite
- pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest
- a light-headed feeling
- high potassium–slow heart rate
- weak pulse
- muscle weakness
- tingly feeling
- tired feeling
- flu symptoms
- stomach pain
- back pain
- joint pain
You have legal options
If you or a loved one suffered issues while taking Valsartan you may be entitled for a cash settlement. Contact the Valsartan experts at 1-800-LAW-FIRM for a free confidential consultation.