Class 1 MHRA drug alert – Valsartan 40mg, 80mg and 160mg capsules (Dexcel Pharma Ltd) and 40mg, 80mg, 160mg and 320mg tablets (Actavis Group PTC EHF)

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory agency (MHRA) has issued a class 1 pharmacy level recall for certain batches of:

Valsartan 40mg, 80mg and 160mg capsules (Dexcel Pharma Ltd) and 40mg, 80mg, 160mg and 320mg tablets (Actavis Group PTC EHF)

Batches of the above products are being recalled from pharmacies as a precautionary measure due to possible contamination with an impurity which has genotoxic and carcinogenic potential.

Healthcare professionals and wholesalers are instructed to stop supplying the affected batches immediately and quarantine all remaining stock and return it to the supplier.

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