The Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices of Serbia (ALIMS) has issued an urgent warning to doctors and patients about the harmfulness of high-pressure medicines.
Drugs that are extremely used in Serbia, because they are given to all patients with hypertension and contain active substance hydrochlorothiazide, can cause non-melanoma skin cancer.
On TV News First published a list of 32 controversial drugs:
Enelapril vivace thermicol korace telipres skopril iruzid nebilet mikardis prilazid losar erinorm kemokvin hemopres irbenida prilenap prilinda tensok, janida, ampil, kazakombi, enap, lorista, tolukombi, valsakombi, lodoz, condiovan, monopril, enates, binevol, tritace, diunorm.
Cardiologists say these drugs are often prescribed and warn patients not to discontinue therapy without consulting a doctor.
Pavle Zelić of ALMIS told TV Prva that the drugs will not be withdrawn from the market and that patients should not discontinue therapy.
"The letter is a precautionary measure and has been issued in Croatia and other European Union countries. There is no reason to withdraw the drug from the market. regulatory measure that aims to be more careful. That doctors and patients pay attention to the skin, "he said.
He stressed that the use of drugs continues because the benefit is great.