Valsartan Lawsuit

Updates and Settlement Information

LAWSUIT STATUS: New Cases Being Accepted

Valsartan lawsuits are being filed by individuals after it was discovered that many generic forms of the drug distributed between 2012 and 2018 were contaminated with N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a known human carcinogen.

Individuals who took valsartan, irbesartan or losartan and developed any of the following cancers;

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach or Gastric Cancer
  • Generic valsartan has been promoted as a safe drug to treat high blood pressure since 2002.
  • Federal officials recalled multiple batches of valsartan, losartan and irbesartan drugs in 2018 and 2019 over the presence of cancer-causing impurities.
  • Evidence suggests the contaminated medications were distributed to patients for years.
  • Individuals are now filing valsartan cancer lawsuits against drug manufacturers, pharmacies and distributors for failing to ensure the safety of the medication.

Valsartan Lawsuit Overview

Individuals are now filing valsartan cancer lawsuits and valsartan class action lawsuits against several drug makers after it found that numerous generic versions of Valsartan, a widely-used blood pressure medication, were tainted with N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a known carcinogen that can increase the risk of liver, colorectal, stomach, and other forms of cancer.

The concerns over valsartan cancer side effects first emerged in 2018 when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) initiated several valsartan recalls due to NDMA contamination resulting from alterations in the drug’s manufacturing processes. Although the impurity was identified in 2018, potentially contaminated Valsartan products had been available since as early as 2012, exposing numerous individuals to the cancer-causing impurity.

Consequently, individuals who took recalled valsartan pills are filing lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies, alleging that their use of toxic valsartan medications contributed to the development of cancer. This has led to the filing of both individual valsartan cancer lawsuits and valsartan class action lawsuits for medical monitoring and drug expense reimbursements.

Who is Eligible for a Valsartan Lawsuit?

Financial compensation may be available through a valsartan lawsuit for individuals who used the recalled drugs and received any of the following cancer diagnosis;

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach or Gastric Cancer

To determine if you or a loved one qualify for a valsartan cancer lawsuit, submit information for review by a valsartan lawyer, who will evaluate the circumstances of your potential claim.

Valsartan lawyers handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are no fees or expenses paid unless a settlement or lawsuit payout is received.

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Valsartan Lawsuits

Side effects of recalled valsartan may increase the risk of cancer, due to an impurity discovered in certain generic versions of the hypertension drug.

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2024 Valsartan Lawsuit Updates

  • April 2, 2024 Update: Judge Kugler issued an order denying the manufacturers’ request for summary judgment, allowing claims for breach of express warranty, violation of consumer protection laws, and fraud to move forward. He also declined to remove the option for plaintiffs to seek punitive damages from the manufacturers and distributors. This decision opens the possibility for the jury to impose significantly larger damages as punishment for the manufacturers’ negligent disregard for consumer health and safety.
  • February 2024 Update: The U.S. JPML released its latest MDL docket report, revealing 1,226 active valsartan lawsuits within the Valsartan, Losartan, and Irbesartan Products Liability Litigation as of February 1, 2024. The potential for hundreds more claims emerging throughout 2024 remains.
  • December 2023 Update: The federal judge overseeing the Valsartan MDL approved three plaintiff classes—Consumer Economic Loss, Medical Monitoring, and Third Party Payor (“TPP”) Class—along with certain subclasses within the valsartan litigation.
  • December 2022 Update: Despite a recent order dismissing Zantac lawsuits involving the same cancer-causing contaminant, the U.S. District Judge handling valsartan NDMA lawsuits rejected defendants’ renewed request to exclude plaintiffs’ expert witnesses. Defendants sought reconsideration, citing flaws highlighted in a related case, but Judge Kugler swiftly denied the motion, emphasizing the undeniable presence of nitrosamines in valsartan-containing drugs.
  • March 2022 Update: Judge Kugler appointed retired U.S. District Judges Gregory M. Sleet and Lawrence F. Stengel as settlement special masters in the valsartan litigation. Their task is to lead advanced settlement negotiations, aiming to resolve the litigation without resorting to numerous trials.
  • December 2020 Update: The judge overseeing the valsartan MDL denied several motions to dismiss from defendant drug manufacturers, signaling the court’s determination to proceed with the litigation despite arguments claiming federal preemption.
  • December 2019 Update: A federal panel issued a transfer order on December 18, 2029, consolidating all losartan and irbesartan lawsuits from U.S. District Courts with the ongoing valsartan litigation due to the similar allegations involving contamination of generic blood pressure drugs with cancer-causing chemicals.
  • February 2019 Update: The U.S. JPML centralized all valsartan cancer lawsuits filed in federal courts nationwide before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler in the District of New Jersey for pretrial proceedings through a transfer order issued on February 14, 2019.

Valsartan Recalls Over NDMA Contamination

Diovan (valsartan) was first introduced by Novartis in 1996, as a drug to treat hypertension or blood pressure. It belongs to a class of drugs known as angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), which help to relax blood vessels and improve blood flow. However, a number of blood pressure medications containing the active ingredient valsartan have entered the market since 2012 by various drug manufacturers.

Concerns regarding Valsartan NDMA cancer risks arose on July 5, 2018, when the European Medicines Agency (EMA) initiated a recall of various valsartan products following the detection of NDMA in batches sourced from Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals in China.

The FDA issued a valsartan recall days later on July 13, 2018, impacting valsartan drugs manufactured by several major manufacturers including Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Prinston Pharmaceuticals. In the following months, the FDA expanded these recalls and subsequently announced additional valsartan drug recalls for drugs distributed by specific repackagers, including;

  • NuCare Pharmaceuticals
  • AvKARE
  • Bryant Ranch Prepack Inc.
  • A-S Medication Solutions LLC
  • RemedyRepack
  • Proficient Rx
  • Lake Erie Medical, doing business as Quality Care Products LLC
  • H.J. Harkins Company, Inc.

The FDA ultimately stopped all imports of drug ingredients and medicines made by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals, after an inspection report outlined a number of serious manufacturing problems at the company’s facility in late August.

FDA investigators indicated that NDMA in valsartan is likely a byproduct and impurity resulting from the manufacturing process. Evidence indicates that contaminated versions of valsartan drugs have been in circulation for years, and the risk of cancer associated with valsartan may persist for years to come following the discontinuation of the recalled pills.


Can Recalled Valsartan Medications Cause Cancer?

According to the FDA, valsartan contaminated with NDMA consumed at the highest doses between 2015 and late 2018 may have increased cancer risks among users due to prolonged exposure. Furthermore, at elevated doses, NDMA in Valsartan can lead to severe liver damage, bleeding, and even death.

NDMA stands for N-nitrosodimethylamine. It is a chemical compound that is primarily used in laboratory research to induce cancer in animals for study purposes and is a known environmental contaminant and has been found in certain food items and water supplies. Additionally, it has been identified as a byproduct of certain industrial processes and is considered a probable human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

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. However, recalled valsartan drugs were found to far exceed that level, according to FDA investigators.

How could NDMA in Generic Valsartan cause cancer?

Valsartan’s contamination with NDMA presents a significant cancer risk due to NDMA’s carcinogenic properties, which have been observed to stimulate tumor development in various organs such as the gastrointestinal tract, liver, lungs, kidneys, and more.

Exposure to NDMA from recalled Valsartan can instigate cancer through multiple pathways. One of such ways is that NDMA has been shown to turn on genes in the body called oncogenes, like RAS, which help control how cells grow and divide. When these genes are overactive, it can increase the risk of cancer.

NDMA has also been shown to change in the body and create a harmful substance called methyldiazonium. This substance can damage the cells’ DNA, which controls how they work. When the DNA is damaged, cells can begin growing out of control, which is a hallmark of cancer.


Studies Linking Valsartan NDMA Exposure to Cancer Risks

Recent research has found patterns of increased cancer risks among individuals who were exposed to NDMA in valsartan medications when compared to individuals who were been exposed.

Valsartan NDMA Exposure Increases Cancer Risks: Study

In December 2022, a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association aimed to evaluate the link between exposure to NDMA in generic valsartan and cancer occurrence. Utilizing data from the Système National des Données de Santé, a comprehensive French national health database, researchers analyzed consumers of valsartan aged 40 to 80 between January 1, 2013, and December 31, 2017, with no prior cancer history.

The analysis encompassed 1.4 million subjects, with 986,126 exposed to NDMA-contaminated valsartan and 670,388 exposed to uncontaminated valsartan during the specified period. The findings indicated an elevated cancer risk among valsartan users compared to the unexposed group, revealing:

  • Any Malignancy: 55,690 cases among Valsartan users versus 33,174 cases among the unexposed.
  • Breast Cancer: 8,085 cases among Valsartan users versus 4,376 cases among the unexposed.
  • Prostate Cancer: 10,358 cases among Valsartan users versus 6,734 cases among the unexposed.
  • Colon Cancer: 4,866 cases among Valsartan users versus 2,815 cases among the unexposed.
  • Rectal Cancer: 1,303 cases among Valsartan users versus 758 cases among the unexposed.
  • Liver Cancer: 1,473 cases among Valsartan users versus 789 cases among the unexposed.
  • Melanoma: 2,410 cases among Valsartan users versus 1,297 cases among the unexposed.

Valsartan Recalls Increase User Cancer Diagnosis: Report

In a letter published in the July 2019 edition of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, researchers from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio reported that adverse event reports involving abnormal tissue growth linked to valsartan use increased nearly seven-fold after the FDA began recalling generic valsartan drugs, finding;

Percentage of all reported AEs (valsartan to other ARBs) increased from 5.3% pre-recall to 23.4% post-recall,” the researchers determined. “Reporting odds ratio (ROR) for neoplasm AEs increased from 1.7 pre-recall to 7.1 post-recall.

The researchers point out that those increases were likely the result of widespread alarm among both consumers and medical professionals. However, others have indicated that many of the adverse event reports are the result of consumers learning that their diagnosis was actually the result of valsartan, which they previously had no reason to suspect as a cause of their cancer.

Valsartan NDMA Exposure Cancer Study: 2018

A 2018 Danish study conducted a thorough examination involving 5,150 individuals who started taking valsartan between January 1, 2012, and June 30, 2017, and had no prior history of cancer. Within this cohort, researchers observed a noteworthy discrepancy in cancer occurrence between those exposed to NDMA-contaminated valsartan and those who were not.

Specifically, among individuals exposed to tainted valsartan, 198 cases of cancer were identified, whereas only 104 cases were found in the non-exposed group. This finding suggests a potential association between NDMA exposure through valsartan usage and an increased short-term risk of cancer.


Valsartan Lawsuits Over Cancer Side Effects

Due to the rising number of valsartan cancer side effect lawsuits and valsartan class action lawsuits being filed in various U.S. district courts nationwide wide, each raising similar allegations against the drug manufacturers, a valsartan multidistrict litigation was formed at the direction of the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) in October 2018.

In a transfer order (PDF), the JPML ordered all claims filed throughout federal courts nationwide to be centralized in the District of New Jersey before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler for more efficient pretrial proceedings, such as discovery and motion practice, as well as promoting consistency in rulings.

As part of the pretrial proceedings, Judge Robert B. Kugler has coordinated a “bellwether” process to prepare a small group of cases for early trial dates, which are designed to help gauge how juries are likely to respond to certain evidence and testimony that will be repeated throughout hundreds of claims.

It is expected that the first valsartan bellwether trial will go before juries in March 2024, which will help parties gauge how juries may respond to evidence and testimony which will be repeated throughout the litigation, and facilitate potential valsartan cancer settlements with the manufacturers and distributors of the contaminated pills.


Valsartan Class Action Lawsuit

Multiple valsartan class action lawsuits have been filed in the Valsartan, Losartan and Irbesartan Products Liability Litigation, seeking economic losses for money spent on the tainted drugs, as well as medical monitoring for cancer screenings for individuals who have not yet been diagnosed with cancer.

Despite objections from the companies responsible for the tainted valsartan pills, who argued that these class action suits were overly intricate and challenging to handle, the court sided against them and established three descriptions of class members involved in the valsartan class action lawsuits, which includes a consumer economic loss class, medical monitoring class, and a third party payer class.

Valsartan Consumer Economic Loss Class

This class covers individuals across the U.S. and its territories who bought valsartan-containing medication from any defendant between January 1, 2012, and the final recall date of November 10, 2021.

Valsartan Medical Monitoring Class

This class includes individuals in the U.S. (excluding Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and North Dakota) who ingested high cumulative levels of NDMA or NDEA from generic valsartan-containing medications made by any defendant since January 1, 2012.

Valsartan Third Party Payer Class

This class includes organizations that paid for contaminated valsartan medications in the U.S. between January 1, 2012, and November 10, 2021, from specific manufacturers or sellers.


Valsartan Lawsuit Settlements

If you have taken recalled valsartan, losartan or irbesartan, you may be eligible to receive multiple forms of settlement benefits depending on extent of your exposure and the injuries such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, medical monitoring.

  • Medical Expenses: Individuals could receive compensation for for past, current, and future medical expenses associated with medical treatments, doctor visits, hospital stays, diagnostic tests, surgeries, and prescription medications to address health issues related to NDMA exposure.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for the reduction in the individual’s quality of life, including pain and suffering, emotional distress, and limitations on daily activities due to health complications from NDMA exposure.
  • Lost Income: If your exposure to NDMA from valsartan forced you to miss work, or stop working altogether, individuals could be compensated for those losses.
  • Medical Monitoring: Individuals may require ongoing medical monitoring, such as regular check-ups, screenings, and tests, to detect and manage any potential long-term health effects resulting from NDMA exposure.

Contact a Valsartan Lawyer

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.

37 Comments

  • SueJanuary 13, 2024 at 10:43 am

    I've been on Losartan for over 20 years. Last year I was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Had my left kidney removed. All those years and doctors never said anything. My other kidney has two nodules. I am getting follow up every year for the next five years.

  • BenjaminJanuary 11, 2023 at 9:34 am

    My wife's dad was taking Valsartan for years from 2015 till March 2020 which is the month he passed from cancer. He was always a big man and within a year he lost 100 lbs and that's when I said my concerns. Come to find out he got the cancer from Valsartan. No amount of money will ever bring my wife's dad back. But they do need to compensate for there actions. He will be forever missed. All becaus[Show More]My wife's dad was taking Valsartan for years from 2015 till March 2020 which is the month he passed from cancer. He was always a big man and within a year he lost 100 lbs and that's when I said my concerns. Come to find out he got the cancer from Valsartan. No amount of money will ever bring my wife's dad back. But they do need to compensate for there actions. He will be forever missed. All because of a high blood pressure medication Valsartan. I feel for the family's that are going through the same dealings we are with this case. It will all work out in the end!

  • MarthaDecember 24, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    I started taking Val Sartan 320mg for over a year. I had to have my gallbladder removed in August 2021 and recently my white blood cell count was to high. I was told that bones are demineralized.

  • MichealleAugust 14, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    I've been on hydrochlorothiazide in the past for years. For my blood pressure. But now have been off of it for awhile. Since then have had gi issues with gallbladder removal and bleeding ulcer as well and alot..... of stomach and other pains. But, also Since then I was diagnosed precancerous of my colon as well as gerds with hyperthyroidism. Then I learned about the hydrochlorothiazide. I have be[Show More]I've been on hydrochlorothiazide in the past for years. For my blood pressure. But now have been off of it for awhile. Since then have had gi issues with gallbladder removal and bleeding ulcer as well and alot..... of stomach and other pains. But, also Since then I was diagnosed precancerous of my colon as well as gerds with hyperthyroidism. Then I learned about the hydrochlorothiazide. I have been emotional and mentally torn wondering if it was the medication and what next!!!! For I was overall healthy to all of this since taking it. I'm so mad and worried...

  • Mary KathyJanuary 14, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    I've taken LOSARTAN HTZ for several years. It was prescribed by previous PA & the dr left his practice for health reasons, leaving me w/o a dr, I got new PA in my current town. She kept me on Losartan & really worked to control my blood pressure. I asked her if this was safe to stay on & she replied yes! But being older & having other issues to deal with to hopefully get a knee replacement, I kin[Show More]I've taken LOSARTAN HTZ for several years. It was prescribed by previous PA & the dr left his practice for health reasons, leaving me w/o a dr, I got new PA in my current town. She kept me on Losartan & really worked to control my blood pressure. I asked her if this was safe to stay on & she replied yes! But being older & having other issues to deal with to hopefully get a knee replacement, I kind of thought my kidneys were working overtime. But now still take with my new dr in same practice that I needed to see & former PA was dropping hours of her practice & couldn't see her anyway!

  • AaronOctober 30, 2020 at 6:36 am

    I've been taking losartan over 2 years now I'm developing high signs of I now have severe kidney damage and problems I have a thyroid bad thyroid problems I know I have kidney damage now my doctor is saying possible cancer

  • AnthonyAugust 26, 2020 at 12:37 am

    I’ve been on Diovan since it came out I’ve had kidney cancer bladder cancer and prostate cancer while on this medication you do the math

  • linda annSeptember 11, 2019 at 4:29 am

    Im Very Worried, Please can I find out ,if I have been taking this Medication? I mean ,yes I have taken several versions of this Drug spanning over no less than 16 years. Dear God help me.I lived In Phoenix Az, and took the Diovan -WATER PILL / ADDITION- then relocated to Matawan NJ, Im not well, I just received a Colorectal Test, for blood, in stool. I have been taking this sooo long! Some one=[Show More]Im Very Worried, Please can I find out ,if I have been taking this Medication? I mean ,yes I have taken several versions of this Drug spanning over no less than 16 years. Dear God help me.I lived In Phoenix Az, and took the Diovan -WATER PILL / ADDITION- then relocated to Matawan NJ, Im not well, I just received a Colorectal Test, for blood, in stool. I have been taking this sooo long! Some one= Was Walgreens + CVS + Frys food store / In Az then NJ were they involved in this situation. My breathing is awful, and my tummy kills me. every waking hour,I am 59. have 6 grand children and 2 children. what should I do-how bad is this "N" stuff? please peace

  • MarilynJuly 10, 2019 at 1:41 am

    I have taken Valsartan for at least 5 years and would like to know how to know how to identify the contaminated batches and their place of origin. Also, can xrays of the abdomen show cancers before they become large? I feel I should start looking now before a small problem has time to become a larger one.

  • zofiaFebruary 10, 2019 at 3:18 am

    My husband took valsartan 2016 2017 2018 and his were contaminated. October 2018 he was diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma. It was in his abdomen. The odd thing is that over 99% of Burkitt's patients are either African children or people who are HIV positive. My husband is neither. It almost killed him it still may he is finishing up very intense and toxic chemo in Feb. 2019. There is no sane reaso[Show More]My husband took valsartan 2016 2017 2018 and his were contaminated. October 2018 he was diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma. It was in his abdomen. The odd thing is that over 99% of Burkitt's patients are either African children or people who are HIV positive. My husband is neither. It almost killed him it still may he is finishing up very intense and toxic chemo in Feb. 2019. There is no sane reason for him to get this cancer.

  • JavierJanuary 28, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    My mother took this medication for 5 years end of 2017 she was diagnosed with kidney Cancer She had surgery to attempt to remove the cist from her kidneys and was successful but doctors continues to monitor her kidneys.

  • BettyJanuary 20, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    I am really upset that i had to hear about this recall from a TV report. Nothing from my pharmacist, doctor, or from the manufacturer. My main complaint for the past few months is fatigue and a continuing cough which I thought was asthma but now I wonder. It is very unusual for asthma to continue for months while I'm taking nebulizer treatments. I think it is ludicrous that there is a shortage of [Show More]I am really upset that i had to hear about this recall from a TV report. Nothing from my pharmacist, doctor, or from the manufacturer. My main complaint for the past few months is fatigue and a continuing cough which I thought was asthma but now I wonder. It is very unusual for asthma to continue for months while I'm taking nebulizer treatments. I think it is ludicrous that there is a shortage of this dangerous medication and a price increase because of the recall. Does this make sense. I am upset.!!!!!!

  • DerrickJanuary 16, 2019 at 12:20 am

    I two have taken this medication and have systems and contracted rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions I would lime to be apart of the classroom lawsuit

  • jackieJanuary 9, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    I have been taking this medicine for about 3 yrs and I am so scared to even see my dr for what he might tell me. we all need to join in on a class action lawsuit. lets get together and do something about this asap. praying for everyone of you.

  • Mary VirginiaNovember 6, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    I have took the Medication for 5years, I am afraid what might come upon me. Got little knots all over my body. What will happen next. I think all that took the med. should be given something for just taking the pills. Valsartan.

  • PamOctober 23, 2018 at 1:29 am

    I have been taking Valsartin for about two years and know for sure that it was in recalled batch for at least a year and a half. I have the old bottles that are the manufacturers bottles and not the brown pharmacy bottles. The pharmacy sent me a letter so I stopped taking it and switched to a different drug right away. When I talked to my Dr about the recall, he didn’t even know about it! Im v[Show More]I have been taking Valsartin for about two years and know for sure that it was in recalled batch for at least a year and a half. I have the old bottles that are the manufacturers bottles and not the brown pharmacy bottles. The pharmacy sent me a letter so I stopped taking it and switched to a different drug right away. When I talked to my Dr about the recall, he didn’t even know about it! Im very upset about this development. My husband is currently going through cancer treatment for the 3rd time. Im stressed enough without this additional potential problem.

  • MartaOctober 15, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    I have been taking this and I take a bunch of other medications. This is my worry, not just Diovan, but the effects of all the other "CHEMICALS" that are being processed through my liver then excreted through the kidneys. I am sure that this very wealthy chemical company should have funds available for people who have become fearful of what happens next.

  • JeanSeptember 14, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    I too am on that medication, no one got in touch with me regarding the recall. No wonder I feel so disoriented

  • RubySeptember 14, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    I have been taking Diovan/Valsartan for since 2002 at least. Have been diagnosed with multiple problem's, such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Congested Heart failure, had two breast biopsy and several other conditions.

  • MELISSASeptember 14, 2018 at 3:52 am

    TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN; I HAVE BEEN TAKEN VALSARTAN FOR MY HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE FOR AROUND TWO YEARS OR SO, UNTIL I RECEIVED A LETTER IN THE MAIL STATING THAT VALSARTAN WAS RECALLED, DUE TO THE FACT THAT IT CAN CAUSE CANCER, AND FOR ME TO NOTIFY MY DOCTOR, WHICH I DID. HOWEVER, I DID NOT CALL MY DOCTOR THE SAME DAY, BECAUSE I NEEDED TO CALM DOWN MENTALLY, BEFORE I ACTUALLY CALLED MY DOCTOR WHICH W[Show More]TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN; I HAVE BEEN TAKEN VALSARTAN FOR MY HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE FOR AROUND TWO YEARS OR SO, UNTIL I RECEIVED A LETTER IN THE MAIL STATING THAT VALSARTAN WAS RECALLED, DUE TO THE FACT THAT IT CAN CAUSE CANCER, AND FOR ME TO NOTIFY MY DOCTOR, WHICH I DID. HOWEVER, I DID NOT CALL MY DOCTOR THE SAME DAY, BECAUSE I NEEDED TO CALM DOWN MENTALLY, BEFORE I ACTUALLY CALLED MY DOCTOR WHICH WAS THE NEXT DAY!! I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT UPON READING THE RECALL LETTER FOR THE PHARMACY THAT REFILL MY PRECRIPTIONS, I WAS VERY SCARED AND SHOCKED AS WELL, AS ANY HUMAM BEING WOULD BE!! THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS, I GET TEXT MESSAGE FROM PHARMACY STATING THAT MY PRECRIPTION WAS READY FOR PICK UP, WHICH WAS A NEW MEDICINE IN PLACE OF THE VALSARTAN THAT HAS BEEN RECALLED.. NOW I KNOW WHY I HAVE BEEN FIEELING BAD IN MY BODY FOR QUITE SOMETIME NOW. THE MUSCLES IN MY LEGS, (SOMETIMES, BUT NOT ALL THE TIME) FEELS LIKE THEY JUMP OUT AND RUN AWAY!! I FEEL NAUSEOUS MORE OFTEN THAN NOT. PULSATING HEAD ACHES, LOWER BACK ACHES, THE MUSCLES IN MY LEGS FEELS LIKE THEY ARE WANTING DESPARATELY TO GET OUT OF MY BODY, AND (AS IF THAT ISNT ENOUGH) THE WORST FEEING OF ALL IS THE EXCRUCIATING PAIN IN MY STOMACH, THAT SEEMS TO GET WORSE AND WORSE. I HAD TO GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM FOR THE PAIN IN MY STOMACH A FEW TIMES BUT NEVER ADMITTED. MY DOCTOR ORDERED ABDOMINAL TC SCAN TEST FOR ME TO TAKE. DATE AND TIME OF MY APPOINTMENT IS TOMORROW, SEPTEMBER 14TH. 3:30 PM. I AM EXTREMELY CONCERNED AND NERVOUS ABOUT IT!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING TIME OUT OF YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE TO READ THIS EMAIL. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED, MELISSA

  • CliftonSeptember 8, 2018 at 1:41 am

    I'am concerned because I have been taking Valsartin for approx , 2 1/2 years, was just told to not take anymore as of 9/1/18. I am now taking Losartin.

  • dianeSeptember 4, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Hi I am extremely concerned and suggest we all join in on a Class action Lawsuit. I have been taking this Valsartin medication since 2008. I am taking 320 HCT, 12.5 Mg. If anyone has started or is involved in a Class Action Lawsuit please contact me as I would like to join. I am very concerned about my future health since I have taken this medicine for 10 Years.

  • HelenAugust 27, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Been taking Valsartan since early 2013. Most came from Solco Healthcare. No family history of any cancer yet I came down with TWO separate, unrelated primary cancer sites. Now suffering from chemo treatment of both. Events have been life changing and not for the better!

  • JeremyAugust 27, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Been on Valsartan for 7 years and diagnosed with cancer 5 years ago and I am 4 years cancer free so far. Hopefully, I dont get the side effect of leukemia around the twenty year mark from the chemo I was on.

  • edwardAugust 26, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Have been taking valsartan for years. I've had kidney and stomach pain since taking the drug. I would like more information from the drug manufacturer.

  • Annie MAugust 17, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    I was taking Diovan/HCTZ for about 10 years. Due to having a chronic cough, I was switched to Valsartan/HCTZ for the same Hypertension and enlarged heart. My cough continued. I was sent to a Lung specialist who sent me for a CT scan which discovered that I had lung cancer and huge cyst on my left kidney. It completely covered my kidney so I had to have my kidney removed.So I have been taking Dio[Show More]I was taking Diovan/HCTZ for about 10 years. Due to having a chronic cough, I was switched to Valsartan/HCTZ for the same Hypertension and enlarged heart. My cough continued. I was sent to a Lung specialist who sent me for a CT scan which discovered that I had lung cancer and huge cyst on my left kidney. It completely covered my kidney so I had to have my kidney removed.So I have been taking Diovan /Valsartan and HTCZ for the past 20 years until now today when I found out from a doctor I went to for another cough that there is a recall on Valsartan. I would like to be in on any compensation too.

  • jeriAugust 13, 2018 at 6:05 pm

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

  • michaelAugust 11, 2018 at 5:27 pm

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

  • peterAugust 10, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    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.

  • AndreAugust 9, 2018 at 12:09 am

    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 !!!

  • JACKAugust 8, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    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?

  • johnAugust 6, 2018 at 6:23 pm

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

  • MarieAugust 6, 2018 at 5:41 pm

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

  • AnitaAugust 5, 2018 at 4:48 pm

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

  • DonnaAugust 4, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    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

  • SaraAugust 2, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    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.

  • mariaAugust 1, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    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.

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