It isn’t the first time the Food and Drug Administration has recalled high blood pressure medicine. Over the past year, many different medications have been recalled that are typically used to treat high blood pressure. Now, the agency has expanded its recall to include even more medications used to treat hypertension. Here’s what you need to know about the latest recall.
Which High Blood Pressure Medicine is Recalled?
Torrent Pharmaceutical Limited has announced it is recalling a number of Losartan Potassium tablets. These tabs are typically used to treat hypertension as well as patients with Left Ventricular Hypertrophy. The tablets have also been used to treat nephropathy in patients with Type 2 diabetes. According to the recall, the tablets contain N-Methylnitrosobutyric acid (NMBA). NMBA is an impurity that can cause cancer.
90 count Losartan Potassium / Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets (USP 50mg/12.5mg)
- Batch No.: BEF7D051
- Expiration: 11/30/2020
- NDC: 13668-116-90
90 count Losartan Potassium / Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets (USP 100mg/25mg)
- Batch No.: 4P04D007
- Expiration: 07/31/2020
- NDC: 13668-118-90
90 count Losartan Potassium Tablets (USP 100mg)
- Batch No.: 4DU3E009
- Expiration: 12/31/2020
- NDC: 13668-115-90
1000 count Losartan Potassium Tablets (USP 50mg)
- Batch No.: 4DU2E009
- Expiration: 12/31/2020
- NDC: 13668-409-10
1000 count Losartan Potassium Tablets (USP 100mg)
- Batch No.: 4DU3D018
- Expiration: 02/28/2021
- NDC: 13668-115-10
What to Do With Recalled Medication
If you have been taking this medication, you should continue doing so (at least until you speak with your doctor or pharmacist). Discontinuing the use of your high blood pressure medicine could cause some serious health problems. Although it is risky to take, it is much riskier to discontinue treatment altogether.
Instead, call your doctor or pharmacist to discuss alternatives to the medication. You can also contact Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited directly to report any adverse reaction or ask any questions you may have regarding the recall. To do this, you can call (800) 912-9561. To speak with someone directly, it is best to call between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. However, you can leave a voice mail 24 hours a day and they will do their best to get back to you within a reasonable time.
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