Sparkle & Smile

Blog for Cleaner and Healthier Homes


Blood Pressure Medication Recalled for the Second Time

Bristol-Myers voluntarily recalled the blood pressure medication Avalide, citing concerns about the product’s effectiveness. The recall includes 65 lots of the medication, or 64 million tablets.

According to the drug manufacturer, the recall was initiated after Avalide pills were thought to contain varying levels of irbesartan, the drug’s active ingredient. Avalide was also recalled in September 2010 from a manufacturing plant in Puerto Rico for the same reason.

“We are working with our partner Sanofi-Aventis to identify all possible solutions to this issue, including process adjustments and alternate supply sources; however, these solutions are complex and will take time to assess,” the company said in a statement.

Avalide is a combination medication used to treat high blood pressure. The recalled doses include 150/12.5 mg, 300/12.5 mg, 300/25 mg and blister sample packs of 300/25 mg.

The recall was not publicly announced, but Bristol-Myers did inform wholesalers and healthcare professionals. The company hasn’t received reports of safety problems or found evidence of decreased effectiveness in the medication.

Patients who are unsure if they have purchased recalled lots of Avalide should contact their doctor for more information.

Maid Brigade House Cleaning Services cares about the health of you and your family.  For more information on healthy green living and green cleaning, please log on to or  For more information on “Household Cleaning Products and Breast Cancer”, please watch our video at

Additional Articles You might Like

View More

Holiday House Cleaning Services

blog recent img 1
link post
Healthy Soul

5 Helpful Tips for Handling Parenting Stress During Coronavirus — Seemingly overnight, life as we knew it changed with the pandemic. Where we were once shuttling the kids to school[…]

blog recent img 2
link post
Green Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Green Cleaning Tips for Your Pet’s Bowls & Toys — Your pet’s bowls and toys are probably not on your regular cleaning list, but they should be. Pet bowls, both[…]

blog recent img 3
link post

Subscribe for
the latest tips, tricks and green tech news.