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In July 2018, it was discovered that certain generic valsartan pills sold for years may contain impurities that increase the risk of users developing liver cancer, kidney cancer and other side effects. 

STATUS OF VALSARTAN LAWSUITS: Lawyers are reviewing potential claims for individuals who may be entitled to compensation through a valsartan lawsuit, after experiencing any of the following injuries:

  • Liver Attack or Liver Injury Resulting in Hospitalization
  • Liver Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Abdominal Cancer
  • Other Side Effects


OVERVIEW: Diovan (valsartan) was first approved in 1996 as a drug to treat hypertension or blood pressure. It belongs to a class of drugs known as angiontensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), and has been widely available as generic valsartan for years.

In mid-2018, it was discovered that certain versions of generic valsartan and valsartan HCTZ distributed worldwide may contain an impurity known as N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is a known cancer-causing agent.

The first valsartan recalls were announced by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in early July 2018, impacting several products which used active ingredients manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals in China.

The FDA issued a similar valsartan recall days later, indicating that the NDMA was likely a result of the manufacturing process.

NDMA is identified as a cancer-causing agent by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other government agencies worldwide. The U.S. has legal limits of how much NDMA can be in drinking water. It has been linked to an increased risk of liver cancer, and is suspected of increasing the risks of kidney cancer and lung cancer as well. EPA determined that consuming up to 96 nanograms of NDMA per day is considered reasonably safe for human ingestion. The recalled pills far exceeded that level, according to FDA investigators.

MANUFACTURERS AND REPACKAGERS OF RECALLED VALSARTAN: Teva Pharmaceuticals, Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc., Major Pharmaceuticals, Actavis Inc., A-S Medication Solutions LLC., AvKARE, Remedy,Repack.

Investigations have found that some generic valsartan may have had the NDMA impurity for as long as four years. This has resulted in widespread concerns among patients and the medical community.

Due to concerns about the link between various types of valsartan and cancer, the FDA has issued a list of valsartan products that are not recalled.

FIND OUT IF YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR A VALSARTAN CANCER LAWSUIT: As a result of the drug manufacturers’ failure to adequately ensure the purity of their products or warn about the risks associated with their medications, valsartan injury lawyers are evaluating whether users may be entitled to compensation through a product liability lawsuit.

To request a free consultation and claim evaluation to determine whether you, a friend or family member may be entitled to financial compensation through a lawsuit, submit information about a potential valsartan lawsuit for review by a lawyer.

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  1. maria Reply

    i have been taking valsartanfor some time now andvery upset about damage it may have done. i am also angry and want compensation for emotional distress and anxiety plus if i have cancer.

  2. Sara Reply

    Just to let others know I am also very upset about this recall. I am very worried about my health and my future health. I have been taking this drug since 2015 and I am frankly afraid.

  3. Donna Reply

    Also been taking this medicine concerned about health issues and everyone should this is our health! The one I took was from the batch that was contaminated this needs to fixed an how it effected our family’s if Canada can stand up for their familys we sure can too

  4. Anita Reply

    Have had evidence of most of the side effects.
    Difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, sweating, diarrhea, cough, loss appetite, weight loss and unusual hoarseness.

  5. Marie Reply

    Already had cancer very afraid of what it can do now.

  6. john Reply

    Was taking Valsarten sine 2015 have not felt right since crazy side effects that never went away

  7. JACK Reply

    My feelings exactly Maria and Sara. Where has the FDA been during the many years this product has been on the market by these manufacturers?

  8. Andre Reply

    I have been taking Valsartan for almost 7 years and the news that I have been receiving has caused me to be extremely rattled for the first time in my life, to think that a drug designed to help preserve life could be the drug to take your life is enough to cause stress and anxiety and now I am terrified when nothing else could shake me this has !!!

  9. peter Reply

    I have been taking Valsartan for many years. I learned that it affects the liver function and once after only 2 drinks I passed out. I am very worried that it could have been due to valsartan. I am worried about my health and my future health.

  10. michael Reply

    been a valsartan patient for many yrs,had kidney cancer which resulted in a rt nephrectomy and now have prostate cancer

  11. jeri Reply

    I have had lung surgery for cancer and was on valsartan since 2016 and would like to be compensation too

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