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Blood Pressure Medication Recalled after Test find Toxic Residues

Blood Pressure Medication Recalled after Test find Toxic Residues

A significant pharmaceutical company is reportedly recalling the medication to overcome blood pressure over the concerns that the medicinal tablets may be containing the trace amounts of a compound or an element that has the probability of causing cancer.

"The risk of some sort sort of serious outcome from high blood pressure right now is the higher risk than the potential carcinogen effect of the contaminant", says Michael Ganio, PharmD, director of pharmacy practice and quality at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in Bethesda, Maryland.

The medication is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.

The discovery of NDEA and a second impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) has prompted a Europe-wide recall.

Consumers with medical questions about the recalled medication can contact Torrent at 1-800-912-9561 from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. EST.




Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc.is notifying its distributors and customers by phone and in writing to immediately discontinue distribution of the specific lots being recalled and to notify their sub-accounts. It looks like that trend will continue in 2019 as yet another company has issued a recall of blood pressure tablets after detecting an impurity that may be cancer-causing.

Losartan can also be perscribed to treat hypertensive patients with Left Ventricular Hypertrophy and for the treatment of nephropathy in Type 2 diabetic patients.

This recall comes after the USA recall on sartan products, including valsartan, last year, and the ongoing efforts into the Europe-wide investigation into the contamination of these products. The recall follows an earlier one for heart medications Dexcel and Actavis in July and Mylan and Teva in November, which contained the same chemical. Patients are advised to contact their pharmacist and physician in order to receive an alternate treatment until the problem will be solved. BO31C016 and 4DK3C005 of Losartan Potassium USP tablets.

On 31st of December, Aurobindo Pharma USA did not receive any kind of reports related to the adverse reactions which are associated with the recent recall based on a recent commentary.


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