Came to Russia a large consignment of blood pressure pill cancer-causing

Russian pharmacies are now able to be about eight million pressure pills based on made in China the drug substance valsartan. Valsartan is used in the manufacture of tablets prescribed to patients from high blood pressure or after suffering a heart attack. Prolonged use of medicines containing the valsartan, a person may develop cancer.

That the blood pressure medication that contains valsartan, can cause the development of cancer, even in the summer, talking of European researchers. In July, the European Directorate for the quality of medical products (EDQM) found valsartana Chinese production of dangerous impurities. In particular, experts pointed to the impurity of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which could appear due to marriage or change of technology. With its action on the human organism, experts have linked an increased risk of developing cancer.

In Russia in the summer one of the first who responded to reports found in the blood pressure pill a carcinogenic substance, was the health Ministry in the Primorsky territory. The Agency ordered the recall of the batch of valsartan from the local pharmacies and hospitals. But since then, according to the newspaper life, these pills have bought another 16 regions of Russia. The largest volume of drugs purchased by Moscow, Stavropol territory, Kuban and Kamchatka.

Valsartan is the most popular in the world of drug substance used in the treatment of high blood pressure. In the past several years is purchased by manufacturers from different countries in the same Chinese factory in the city of Linhai, which is owned by pharmaceutical company “Zhejiang Huahai”. Found in the Chinese valsartan admixture of N-nitrosodimethylamine dangerous not only because copri long-term use increases the risk of cancer. This substance is toxic to the liver. In addition, the poisoning of N-nitrosodimethylamine may itself cause death.

The health Ministry has not yet commented on the reports that Russian pharmacies can now sell pressure pills based on carcinogenic substances.

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