Blood pressure medication recalled due to label mix-up

ROCKFORD (WREX) – A drug for high blood pressure is recalled due to a label mix-up.

Accord Healthcare is recalling one lot of Hydrochlorothiazide after a 100-count bottle of the drug contained 100 tablets of Spironolactone.

While both drugs are used for high blood pressure, the Federal Drug Administration says taking Spironolactone over Hydrochlorothiazide could lead to an unsafe increase in potassium levels—especially for patients with already fragile potassium levels.

“If their potassium levels are already off and they inadvertently took the wrong medication, it could have significant consequences especially because it can affect their heart rhythm,” SwedishAmerican Director of Pharmacy Thomas Carey said.

Doctors say the odds of that happening are low. Accord Healthcare says it hasn’t received reports of someone getting sick from the label mix-up.

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