FDA announces voluntary recall of several medicines containing valsartan

Your health is important to us. Please be aware of a recent FDA medication recall and talk to your pharmacy with questions.

You can read the complete recall alert at: https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/UCM613532.htm

Here are recommendations from the Texas Heart and Vascular team:

  1. First, please verify with your pharmacy that your particular batch they dispensed to you is actually recalled. Only the dispensing pharmacy can tell you that.

  2. If it has been recalled, ask your pharmacy if they can dispense an alternate Valsartan that is not in the recall. Some pharmacies now have non-recalled Valsartan in stock that they can dispense.

  3. If your pharmacy cannot provide another Valsartan, please contact our clinical team by sending us a message on MyChart at https://mychart.stdavids.com/MyChart or calling our office at (512) 623-5300.