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Irbesartan for hypertension

Michael1956
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Joined: Apr 2019

I recently found out that a medication (Irbesartan/HCTZ) I take for hypertension was recalled due to its containing a contaminate that is a probable carcinogen. I have been taking this medication for several years and am now wondering if my kidney cancer was caused by this medication. The articles that I have read concerning this indicate that the risk is low, never the less the risk is there. Valsartan is also in this list as is some other sartan drugs. Are there others on this board who take these drugs and suspect that their kidney cancer may have been caused them?

a_oaklee
Posts: 444
Joined: Nov 2013

I had the same concerns as you do.  

There is another post here, a couple days before yours, titled Losartan.  You might want to check it out.

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