Recall on one of my blood pressure medicines
By NJ Chicaa
July 18, 2018 2:32pm CST
I have had hypertension (high blood pressure) for the past 10 years or so. It runs in the family and the fact that I am overweight doesn't help the situation. I take 2 different medications--one in the morning and one at night. They do a good job of controlling my blood pressure. Anyway, I saw a news headline the other day about a BP medicine being recalled for containing a carcinogen. I never bothered to read the actual article though. I figured that, if it was mine, I'd rather deal with cancer down the line than the possibility of an imminent stroke. Yesterday when I went to pick up my prescription refills, the pharmacist told me that, while my medication was the one recalled, the manufacturer that made mine was not on the list so I was in the clear. Okay good. I just got a call from that same pharmacist informing me that, as of this morning, my manufacturer's formulation is now on the recall list and that I need to come in and get new meds. I don't have time to do that this afternoon/evening so I'm going to live on the edge and take one more pill tomorrow morning. . . and pick up the new medication tomorrow afternoon.
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