Several blood pressure drugs containing Losartan were recalled due to a toxic chemical impurity that could raise a user’s risk of cancer.
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What is Losartan?
Losartan is a medication that is mainly used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is also used for heart failure, left ventricular heart enlargement, and preventing kidney damage due to diabetes.
What is the Problem?
Drug-makers have recalled a small amount of blood pressure medications containing Losartan because they were contaminated with dangerous levels of a toxic chemical that causes cancer. The chemical, N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), is an impurity that was left over from the industrial processes used to manufacture Losartan.
January 3, 2019 — Torrent Pharmaceuticals expanded a recall to include 10 lots of Losartan Potassium Tablets that contain NDEA above the acceptable daily intake levels released by the FDA.
December 20, 2018 — Torrent Pharmaceuticals originally recalled 2 lots of Losartan after they detected trace amounts of NDEA.
November 8, 2018 — Sandoz Inc. recalled 100-mg/25-mg tablets of Hyzaar (Losartan and Hydrochlorothiazide) due to the presence of NDEA.
The recalled bottles are marked with NDC 0781-5207-10, Lot number JB8912; Exp. Date 06/2020. They were distributed on or after October 8, 2018.
Blood Pressure Drug Recalls
What is NDEA?
N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) is a toxic chemical that is found naturally in some drinking water, but also air pollution and certain industrial processes. It is classified as a “probable human carcinogen” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
What Should I Do?
Patients who are taking recalled Losartan medications should talk to their doctors about switching regimens. Do not stop taking your medication without taking to a doctor first, because suddenly stopping this medication could cause serious health problems.
Our lawyers are investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of people who were diagnosed with cancer or other severe side effects after taking recalled Losartan medications. There is no excuse for drug-makers who sell defective medications with dangerous side effects.
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