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FDA: More high blood pressure medications withdrawn due to cancer risk



Another drug was added to the withdrawal of drugs used to treat high blood pressure.

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited recalls several batches of Losartan Potassium tablets, the FDA reported on Thursday.

Losartan is reported to be used for the treatment of hypertension. , left ventricular hypertrophy, and treatment of nephropathy in patients with type 2 diabetes.

The reminder states that "trace amounts" of N-methylnitrosobutyric acid, a known carcinogen, have been found in the drugs. as well as several others recalled last year.

The FDA warns that patients using any of the medicines included in the withdrawal should contact their doctor before completely discontinuing Losartan.

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited recalls the following medicines:

Potassium tablets Losartan, USP 50mg, 1

000 pieces

  • NDC: 13668-409-10
  • Lot number: 4DU2E009
  • Shelf life ion: Losartan potassium tablets, USP 100 mg, 90 units

    • NDC: 13668-115-90
    • Lot number: 4DU3E009
    • Expiry date: 12/31/2020

    Losartan potassium tablets, USP 100 mg, 1000 pieces

    • NDC: 13668-115-10
    • Lot number: 4DU3D018
    • Expiration date: 02/28/2021

    Losartan Potassium / Hydrochlorothiazide tablets / USP 50mg mg, 90 Issue

    • NDC: 13668-116-90
    • Lot No: BEF7D051
    • Expires: 11/30/2020

    Losart n Potassium / Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 100mg / 25mg, 90 pieces [19659008] NDC: 13668-118-90

  • Lot No: 4P04D007
  • Expiry date: 07/31/2020

Anyone who has questions regarding withdrawal or who wishes to report an adverse reaction to the medicine should contact Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited at (800) 912-9561.

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