Pfizer is withdrawing blood pressure medication because of the risk of cancer

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Check your first aid kits for these blood pressure pills that are now being recalled.

Pfizer is voluntarily recalling Accupril after a drug was found to contain an impurity that could cause cancer.

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If you take the pill, you are not at “immediate risk,” Pfizer said in a recall warning. Instead, they stated that long-term ingestion of the impurity may be associated with an increased risk of cancer.

Therefore, they advise everyone to talk about medication with their doctor or healthcare professional for alternative treatments.

The drug was distributed nationwide from December 2019 to April 2022. It includes:

  • Accupril® (Quinapril HCl tablets)10 mg
  • Accupril® (Quinapril HCl tablets)20 mg
  • Accupril® (Quinapril HCl tablets)40 mg

LOT numbers include:

  • DR9639
  • DX8682
  • DG1188
  • DX6031
  • CK6260

So far, there have been no health consequences associated with the recall, Pfizer said.

For more information on this recall, visit here.

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