FDA recalls drug after finding trace amounts of a carcinogen
It's a drug that's used to treat hypertension and complications from Type 2 diabetes.
On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration said that trace amounts of a known carcinogen were found in the medication. Additionally, the FDA warned that patients using any of the drugs included in the recall should contact their doctor before stopping the use of Losartan completely.
There are the batches affected:
Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP 50mg, 1000 count
Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP 100mg, 90 count
Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP 100mg, 1000 count
Losartan Potassium / Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 50mg/12.5mg, 90 count
Losartan Potassium / Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 100mg/25mg, 90 count.
If you have any medical questions, you should contact Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited at:
- 1-800-912-9561 (live calls received 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern Time, voicemail available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week).
- [email protected]
Any general questions related to returning the product should be directed to Qualanex at 1-888-280-2040 (live calls received 8 am - 9:00 pm Eastern Time).
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