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Pfizer recalls blood pressure drugs: they increase the risk of cancer

Pfizer Inc said on March 21 that it is recalling several batches of the blood pressure drug Accuretic and two authorized lower-priced versions of the drug due to the presence of elevated levels of nitrosamine, a potentially cancer-causing impurity, in the drugs. to Reuters.

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Pfizer said it has not received any reports of side effects related to the drug to date.

Nitrosamines are common in water and foods, including cured and grilled meats, dairy products, and vegetables. Exposure to impurities above acceptable levels for an extended period of time may increase the risk of cancer.

However, there is no immediate risk to patients taking the drug, Pfizer notes.

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Patients who are currently taking these medications should consult with their doctor about alternative treatment options, according to the drug maker.

Earlier this month, Pfizer Canada recalled Accuretic due to the presence of the same impurity. And last year, the drug maker also recalled its anti-smoking drug Chantix due to high levels of nitrosamine in the pills.

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