Product Recall: Lisinopril (Zestril, Prinivil)
In 2016, Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc voluntarily recalled 30mg and 40mg bottles of Lisinopril tablets as a result of contamination during manufacturing.
The previous year, Wockhardt recalled its 5mg and 20mg tablets for the same reason.
As of August 2016, the FDA banned three of their manufacturing facilities. At least two plants were banned for ignoring complaints from consumer and breaches of sanitation requirements. A third facility was banned for undisclosed reasons. On top of that, they were also guilty of destroying records and fabricating drug testing results.
Lisinopril, also sold as Zestril and Prinivil, is an ACE inhibitor used for high blood pressure.
In the past few years, Lisinopril has been linked to liver damage and liver failure. Both liver damage and liver failure are life-threatening and often fatal.
Lisinopril lawyers are reviewing claims and looking into a Lisinopril lawsuit.
Lisinopril’s side effects include liver failure and angioedema, both of which can be fatal.
Angioedema is a rare reaction to lisinopril- a swelling usually below the surface of the skin. It could be swelling around the eyes, mouth or throat, and sometimes in the intestines.In cases where there is swelling of the tongue or throat the airway can be blocked. The only way to save the victim is by intubation or tracheotomy to open the airway. If the swelling becomes severe too quickly the patient may die from lack of oxygen.
Survivors of severe angioedema can suffer permanent brain injury from lack of oxygen.
Although most people who develop ACE inhibitor-induced angioedema experience the reaction shortly after they begin using the drug, it can occur months or even years after starting lisinopril. Some cases reported lisinopril angioedema even shortly after the drug was stopped.
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