NewsLocal News

Actions

RECALL: Blood Pressure medication may contain wrong pills

RECALL: Blood Pressure medication may contain wrong pills
Posted at 8:46 AM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 08:46:54-04

The Food and Drug Administration says Accord Healthcare is recalling some blood pressure medication.

One lot of 12.5 milligram hydrochlorothiazide tablets is affected: Lot PW05264.

The recall was prompted after a pharmacy found a bottle that actually contained another medication called spironolactone.

Both of the drugs can be used to treat high blood pressure, but the latter causes the body to flush out excess water and sodium and store potassium. People who take spironolactone by mistake could experience high levels of potassium as a result.