Valsartan: what cures why banned and what to replace it

Hazardous substance valsartan Chinese production are withdrawn from circulation in the Russian Federation. However, the health Ministry said that purchase valsartan pharmacies can.

On the website Roszdravnadzor, the information appeared that Russian pharmacy responds more 560 series preparations based hazardous substance valsartan from China. This is due to the decision of the European Agency for medicines about the recall of medicines containing valsartan produced in China. These drugs found a dangerous admixture of N-nitrosodimethylamine, which relate to possible carcinogenic. The decision of the Russian sanitary authorities accepted without delay.

Magicforum recalls that valsartan is a combination antihypertensive medication that combines receptor antagonists of angiotensin II and diuretics. The drug is intended for treatment of arterial hypertension in patients whom combination therapy is shown. It is a popular remedy in Russia, since the number of hypertensive patients we have tens of millions, especially among the elderly. Instructions for use of the drug contains a lot of instructions on potential side effects, including arrhythmia, blurred vision, headaches, dizziness, skin rash, abdominal pain, allergic reaction and decreased hemoglobin.

The health Ministry stressed that after the withdrawal of sales of the Chinese substance valsartan other medications that contain this ingredient are safe. Consequently, they were made from substances that do not contain a carcinogen, so in need of this drug people can easily buy in pharmacies, and nothing to fear. To cancel the self-medication of high blood pressure is dangerous for life. (READ MORE)