An NBC News article noted a mislabeling that led to the recall of a lot of a popular blood pressure medicine. According to an FDA statement, the labels on Accord Healthcare bottles said they contained hydrochlorothiazide, but they actually contained spironolactone, a drug intended to treat heart, liver, and kidney failure.
Accord didn’t become aware of the mix-up until a pharmacy reached out. Spironolactone typically treats fluid retention for patients with heart, liver, or kidney failure. Accidental ingestion could lead to life-threatening situations or arrhythmia, or improper beating of the heart. Fortunately, the FDA hasn’t received any reports of injury.