Blood Pressure Medication Avalide Recalled

February 11, 2011 The drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb recently issued a recall for its blood pressure drug Avalide, which generated revenues of $310 million between January and September 2010, has reported. The drug maker’s concern is that Avalide may fail to release a sufficient amount of one of its active ingredients to control blood pressure.  The defective ingredient in the recalled batch of Avalide is irbesartan, which is less soluble than necessary. This means that the pill may fail to properly dissolve in a person’s stomach and the necessary amount of irbesartan may not be released.

The Avalide recall affects:

  • 150/12/5 milligram;
  • 300/12/5 milligram; and
  • 300/25 milligram doses of Avalide.

The pills that were affected were sold in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and Argentina. While the recall has yet to be announced to the general public, wholesalers and healthcare professionals have been informed via letter from Bristol-Myers Squibb.  There have been no cases or reports of illness, injury or death because of the defective drug Avalide. If you have suffered from adverse effects after using Avalide, you may be eligible for compensation in a dangerous drug claim. To find out if you are eligible for compensation, you can get the advice of an experienced dangerous product attorney. An attorney can review your case and tell you whether it is in your best interest to pursue a dangerous drug claim.

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When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved because of someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a dangerous product attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries and decide if filing a dangerous drug claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of dangerous product attorneys that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your dangerous drug claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.

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