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Popular diabetes treatment has been recalled because of potential human carcinogen

Drug recalls are more prevalent than most people realize, and learning that the FDA has recalled your prescription medication can be alarming. When a prescription or over-the-counter pharmaceutical is recalled from the market, it is defective or potentially hazardous; it is known as a drug recall. Occasionally, medicine manufacturers will find a flaw in their product and voluntarily recall it.

Recently, Viona Pharmaceuticals Inc. issued a voluntary nationwide recall of Metformin HCl Extended-Release Tablets, USP 750 mg, because of the detection of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) impurity. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) declared that the corporation voluntarily recalls 23 batches that are most likely to have a legitimate shelf life in the US market.

Based on the findings of laboratory examinations, they classed NDMA as a potential human carcinogen, a substance that may have the potential to cause cancer. NDMA is a known environmental impurity that can be found in water and foods such as meat, dairy, and vegetables. Patients who have received affected Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets are advised to continue taking their medication and contact their physician for advice regarding alternative treatment. According to the FDA, it could be dangerous for patients with this severe condition to stop taking their Metformin without first talking to their healthcare professionals. Adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus use the product as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve blood glucose control.

The medications you take will play a vital role in your overall health. However, all drugs have side effects, warnings, and drug interactions so, it is necessary to stay informed about your treatments and discover health programs. For example, did you know living a healthy lifestyle has been scientifically established to cause substantial health improvements, freedom from prescriptions, and even illness reversal? Diabetes Undone is a course that uses lifestyle modification techniques to assist people in reversing type 2 diabetes and prediabetes.

Diabetes is an epidemic in the United States, especially in states like Oklahoma. Did you know that approximately 373,824 people in Oklahoma, or 12.4% of the adult population, have been diagnosed with diabetes? Diabetes can lead to damaged blood vessels, heart attacks, strokes, blindness, liver disease, kidney failure, infections, amputations, and premature death. Diabetes Undone is a program educating people to make significant lifestyle changes that can reverse their type 2 diabetes and prediabetes.

The program offers a group-based model of learning that provides engaging, expert-driven video encounters and multiple exercises environments. We encourage family members of diabetes and prediabetics to take part in the program. When the entire family is involved in modifying their lifestyle patterns, the participants achieve better results.

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