Safety Alerts & Recalls

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This recall for Diovan (valsartan) 160 mg was issued at a warehouse and pharmacy level only. The FDA and the manufacturer have determined that any recalled product that may have been dispensed to patients does not pose a significant health risk. That said, If you take Diovan (valsartan) 160 mg and notice that some of your tablets look different, please return them to your pharmacy. If you think you are experiencing side effects or have concerns about your medicine, you should speak to your doctor or other healthcare professional.

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Recalls Single Lot of Diovan (Valsartan) 160 mg

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp has recalled a single lot of Diovan (valsartan) 160 mg. Lot number F0976 is being recalled because this lot was found to contain some tablets of Diovan HCT 320/12.5 mg, another type of blood pressure medicine.

Diovan contains the active ingredient valsartan and is commonly used in the treatment of high blood pressure. This recall alert only applies to the single lot of Diovan (valsartan) 160 mg. No other valsartan products were involved in this recall.

To view the FDA notice about this recall, please visit: more information here

Source: FDA
Publication Date: 2011-04-25
Last Updated: 2011-04-26

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