Safety Alerts & Recalls

What does this mean?

This recall for Diovan 80 mg and 160 mg capsules was issued at the wholesale and pharmacy level only. The MHRA and companies involved have determined that there is no specific evidence to suggest that the medicines are not safe for patient use. People who have these medicines should continue to take their medication as directed. If you use Diovan and are concerned, you should follow up with your doctor or pharmacist.

Recall Diovan: Safety Warnings Not Included in Patient Information Leaflet

Star Pharmaceuticals Limited is recalling unused stock from select batches of Diovan 80 mg and 160 mg capsules because the patient information leaflet (PIL) has not been updated to include mandatory safety warnings issued by the European Medicines Agency.

The safety warnings which should have been included in the PILs for Diovan warn about the use of Diovan in women who are pregnant or breast feeding.

Diovan contains the active ingredient valsartan. Please note, other companies may distribute this medicine, but this recall only applies to select batches of Diovan from Star Pharmaceuticals Limited.

For more information and a complete list of recalled batch numbers, please visit: more information here

Source: MHRA
Publication Date: 2010-04-01
Last Updated: 2010-11-08

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