Published: Fri, November 16, 2018
Medical | By Johnnie Horton

Drug company recalls "Losartan" — RECALL ALERT

Drug company recalls

Sandoz Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of the medicine losartan potassium hydrochlorothiazide due to the potential that it contains N-Nitrosodiethylamine or NDEA, a compound believed to cause cancer.

NDEA along with N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) are two probable human carcinogens that the FDA has discovered can be created during manufacturing under certain conditions.

FDA recall on Losartan, a popular blood pressure medication. The product can be identified as Losartan Potassium Hydrochlorothiazide, 100 mg/25 mg tablets in 1000-count plastic bottles, NDC 0781-5207-10, Lot number JB8912; Exp.

The FDA recently recalled blood pressure drug irbesartan for the same defect. "Distributors and retailers that have a product which is being recalled should immediately stop distribution of the identified lot".

It was also not distributed before October 8. The FDA reports that so far, Sandoz has not received any reports of adverse events related to the drug. FDA has also published a complete list of those effective drugs which they have recalled and most of these drugs used to sold in 75 mg, 150 mg, and 300 mg doses.

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This is the third blood pressure medication to face recall as of late.

Losartan Potassium Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP are indicated for the treatment of hypertension.

Several pills that contain valsartan, another drug used by heart patients, have been under a recall since July.

Patients who are now on the medication are advised to talk to their doctor before stopping use.

For any questions, contact Sandoz at 1-800-525-8747 Monday through Friday 8:30am TO 5:00pm. However, if you have any drugs in your consumption list which got affected by this recall, then it's advisable for you to get alternative medicine under doctor's prescription.

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