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Blood pressure medication withdrawn over 'cancer risk'
06 July 2018 @ 01:15

SPAIN'S medications agency has withdrawn drugs prescribed for high blood pressure after finding they may contain a substance that could be carcinogenic.

At least 100 types of prescription medicine containing the active ingredient 'Valsartan' have been removed from circulation and the healthcare products agency, AEMPS, urges anyone who has been taking them to go straight to their GP and arrange to be given a substitute.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Agency for Research into Cancer (IARC) has detected a substance in Valsartan known as N-Nitrosodymethylamine (NDMA) in Valsartan which is not suitable for human consumption and can cause cancer.



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