Nationwide Blood Pressure Medication Recall Expanded Over Carcinogen Scare

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January 23, 2019Jan 23, 2019

The news was just reported that 16 lots of a particular type of potassium tablets have been recalled. Previously, the recall only covered 10 lots. Now, six other varieties have been added.

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited has recalled 16 lots of their Losartan potassium tablets USP. The recall also covers some of their hydrochlorothiazide tablets.

According to reports, the recall is over the discovery of N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) in one of the pill's active ingredients. The Food and Drug Administration made the original announcement.

Reports claim that NDEA has been classified as a human carcinogen, which could eventually lead to cancer. The NDEA is reportedly a "naturally occurring substance that is found in some food, water, air pollution, and industrial processes."

The FDA reported that the recall does not cover all substances produced by Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited, but rather just the ones that have more than the acceptable amount of NDEA in them.

Below is the updated list of recalled tablets:

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM TAB, USP 100mg, 30-count bottles, NDC number 13668-115-30, Lot BO31C016, expiration date 04/2019.

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM TAB, USP 100mg, 90-count bottles, NDC number 13668-115-90, Lot BO31C016, expiration date 04/2019.

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM TAB, USP 100mg, 1000-count bottles, NDC number 13668-115-10, Lot 4DK3C005, expiration date 4/2019.

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM TAB, USP 100mg, 1000-count bottles, NDC number 13668-115-10, Lot 4DK3C004, expiration date 4/2019.

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM TAB, USP 100mg, 1000-count bottles, NDC number 13668-115-10, Lot 4DU3C040, expiration date 10/2019.

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM TAB, USP 100mg, 1000-count bottles, NDC number 13668-
115-10, Lot 4DU3E049, expiration date 5/2021.

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM TAB, USP 100mg, 1000-count bottles, NDC number 13668-115-10, Lot 4DU3E050, expiration date 5/2021.

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM TAB, USP 50mg, 30-count bottles, NDC number 13668-409-30, Lot 4L67C035, expiration date 10/2019.

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM TAB, USP 50mg, 90-count bottles, NDC number 13668-409-90, Lot 4L67C035, expiration date 10/2019.

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM TAB, USP 50mg, 90-count bottles, NDC number 13668-409-90, Lot 4L67C036, expiration date 10/2019

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM TAB, USP 50mg, 1000-count bottles, NDC number 13668-409-10, Lot 4O50C005, expiration date 11/2019.

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM TAB, USP 25mg, 90-count bottles, NDC number 13668-113-90, Lot 4O49C013, expiration date 9/2019.

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM and HYDROCHOLOROTHIAZIDE TABLETS, USP 50mg/12.5 mg, 90-count bottles, NDC number 13668-116-90, Lot BP02C008, expiration date 3/2019.

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM and HYDROCHOLOROTHIAZIDE TABLETS, USP 50mg/12.5 mg, 1000 count bottles, NDC number 13668-116-10, Lot BEF7D006, expiration date 3/2020.

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM and HYDROCHOLOROTHIAZIDE TABLETS, USP 100 mg/12.5 mg, 90-count bottles, NDC number 13668-117-90, Lot BX35C020, expiration date 5/2019.

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM and HYDROCHOLOROTHIAZIDE TABLETS, USP 100 mg/12.5 mg, 90-count bottles, NDC number 13668-117-90, Lot BX35C049, expiration date 8/2019.

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM and HYDROCHOLOROTHIAZIDE TABLETS, USP 100 mg/12.5 mg, 1000-count bottles, NDC number 13668-117-10, Lot BX35C022, expiration date 5/2019.

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM and HYDROCHOLOROTHIAZIDE TABLETS, USP 100 mg/12.5 mg, 1000-count bottles, NDC number 13668-117-10, Lot BX35C023, expiration date 5/2019.

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