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Hypertension Drug Avalide Recalled

Millions of people suffer from some form of hypertension, and many of those who do need to depend on viable medication so that they can keep this condition under control and avoid the potentially disastrous results attached to this medical problem that include heart attacks and strokes. One of the most popular medications that's been used in the United States to help manage hypertension is known as Avalide, and it's manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Sanofi-Aventis SA collectively. The companies have recently announced a recall of millions of tablets of this medication due to manufacturing concerns.

Specifically, more than 64 million of these Avalide tablets have been recalled on a voluntary basis by the manufacturers because problems were discovered with the manufacturing protocol that affected the efficacy of the medication that was being used. A lack of efficacy means that not enough of the active ingredient in these recalled Avalide tablets was absorbing into the systems of the people who were using them, meaning that they were not obtaining a dose of medication that was as strong as they thought they were getting or that they needed.

The long-term danger associated with the under-medication of hypertension is basically the same as the danger associated with not treating hypertension at all - heart attacks, heart failure and strokes. Therefore, the companies decided to initiate this massive Avalide recall even though estimates indicate that the medication generated more than $400 million per year in revenue for the companies who were collaborating on marketing these medications. No specific word was given regarding the nature of the manufacturing problem.

Arizona Defective Drugs Lawyers

If you or someone you love is using Avalide and you're concerned about whether or not it's working, seek the advice of your doctor as soon as possible to learn more about the situation. If you or someone you love has been using Avalide or any other medication and you've been harmed as a result, you need to seek the help of Arizona defective drugs lawyers who have been holding those responsible for this type of harm accountable for many years. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.

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