Drug recalled over potentially life-threatening label mix-up

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Accord - the company that distributes the drug - is recalling this individual lot from the market due to the "potential mix-up of labeling".

The FDA published a voluntary recall for hypertension medication Hydrochlorothiazide, made by Accord Healthcare.

A 100 count bottle of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets has been found to containSpironolactone tablets which could result in increased potassium levels that could pose life-threatening situations to some people.

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Accord Healthcare has issued a steal for a blood strain medication for the reason that bottles that were shipped in actuality accept as true with a coronary heart failure drug. Hyperkalemia is an unsafe increase in potassium levels. Hydrochlorothiazide treats high blood pressure and fluid retention, says rxlist.com.

A specific lot of the pill bottles is being voluntarily recalled by their manufacturer, Accord Healthcare, because they contain the wrong pills.

Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5-milligram tablets are light orange to peach-colored, round and printed with an H on one side and a 1 on the other.

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Medication in that lot is now under a voluntary recall. The recall does not affect hydrochlorothiazide sold by other drug companies.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning of a blood pressure drug labeling mix-up that could have effects ranging from "limited" to "life-threatening", depending on the individual.

The FDA says if you have a hydrochlorothiazide prescription and the pills in your bottle do not match that description, or if you are unsure, return them to your pharmacy or doctor.

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If you experience a reaction from your medication, you can report it using the FDA's Medwatch form.

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