Important recall information for Valsartan and Valsartan HCTZ

product recall

If you’ve recently filled Valsartan or Valsartan HCTZ with Humana Pharmacy, we wanted to let you know that certain manufacturers have issued a recall of select lots of the medicine.  The affected lots are being recalled due to an unexpected impurity in the manufacturers’ active pharmaceutical ingredient (API).

We understand that this medicine is important to your health.  Based on the available information and at the manufacturers’ recommendation, you should continue to take this medicine until you receive guidance from your healthcare provider, as the risk of harm to your health may be higher if the treatment is stopped immediately without any alternative treatment.

Humana Pharmacy is aggressively working to obtain product that is not affected by the recall.  However, it is likely that this medicine may not be available in the near future due to the recall.  For this reason, we recommend that you discuss appropriate alternative medicines with your healthcare provider.  Humana Pharmacy is also contacting your healthcare provider to notify them of the issue and discuss if other medication alternatives are appropriate for you.  If your healthcare provider determines an alternative is appropriate, we will contact you to discuss the alternative and answer any questions that you may have.

If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-379-0092 (TTY: 711).  We’re available Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. — 11 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. — 6:30 p.m., Eastern time. 

Please see below for a full list of impacted products:

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