The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA), in collaboration with other regulatory agencies, are reviewing medicines recently recalled internationally, but they said you should NOT stop taking them without replacement meds.
While the review is underway, medicines containing valsartan (produced by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals in China) are being recalled by Pharma Dynamics in collaboration with SAHPRA.
Recall letters have already been circulated to healthcare professionals for the following valsartan-containing medicines that are affected and therefore urgently recalled in South Africa:
- Dynaval Co 80/12,5 mg (tablet); registration number: 44/7.1.3/0018
- Dynaval Co 160/12,5 mg (tablet); registration number: 44/7.1.3/0019
- Dynaval Co 160/25 mg (tablet); registration number: 44/7.1.3/0020