Voluntary recall issued for blood-pressure drugs over substance linked to cancer

Voluntary recall issued for blood-pressure drugs over substance linked to cancer

Voluntary recall issued for blood-pressure drugs over substance linked to cancer

Heart patients are being urged check their medication and chemists are recalling batches of medication - because they could be contaminated with a cancer-causing chemical.

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is expanding an earlier recall of two lots of Losartan potassium tablets USP.

The impurity involves a chemical called N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), which the FDA describes as a "substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, and has been classified as a probable human carcinogen". You can check out the full list of products along with their lot numbers on the FDA's recall page. Drug types included in various hypertension medication recalls include losartan, irbesartan, and other valsaratan drugs.

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The agency said that patients taking the recalled medications should keep taking their medicine until their doctor or pharmacist replaces the medications or if the doctor prescribes a different drug.

Adverse reactions to the medication can also be reported to the FDA.

Some Valsartan blood pressure medication is being voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer.

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'At present there is no evidence that medicines containing NDMA or NDEA have caused any harm to patients.

Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc.is recalling 80 lots of Amlodipine Valsartan Tablets USP, Valsartan HCTZ Tablets, USP and Valsartan Tablets USP.

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An additional 104 lots of drugs include 26 lots of amlodipine and valsartan tablets, another 51 lots of valsartan tablets, and 27 lots of valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide tablets, the FDA said.

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