FDA warns of blood pressure drug labeling mix-up


A drug manufacturer is recalling bottles of a blood pressure medication after a mislabeled bottle was found to contain a different medication.

Accord Healthcare has recalled one lot of 12.5-milligram hydrochlorothiazide pills for the reason that one hundred-depend bottle became came upon to accept as true with one hundred spironolactone pills.

The recall was prompted after a pharmacy found a bottle that actually contained another medication called spironolactone.

Since the individual lot, PW05264, of the product is involved in a potential mix-up of labeling, Accord is recalling the individual lot from the market.

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The hydrochlorothiazide tablets are round, orange, and have "H" and "1" printed on opposite sides.

Anyone unsure if the pills in their hydrochlorothiazide bottle are hydrochlorothiazide should take them back to their pharmacist or to a healthcare professional.

To date, no adverse events have been reported due to this recall.

Hydrochlorothiazide tablets are used to manage hypertension either alone or with other antihypertensive drugs. Hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat high blood pressure.

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The FDA said spironolactone could increase potassium levels in some patients, potentially leading to life-threatening situations.

Wholesalers, Distributors, and Retailers that have product which is being recalled should discontinue distribution of the product and notify consumers.

Anyone with the product, or anyone who believes they may have it, should return to their local pharmacy with the drug in question.

Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using the drug.

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