On Tuesday, Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited announced they were extending a recall on blood pressure medications Losartan. The recall includes potassium and hydrochlorothiazide tablets. These tablets are being recalled due to a potentially cancer-causing impurity in the medication.

This impurity is called N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA). The International Agency for Research on Cancer states that NDEA is a probable human carcinogenic. KARE 11 reports that according to the National Institutes of Health "NDEA is used as gasoline and lubricant additive, antioxidant and a stabilizer for industry materials."

Here is the full list of blood pressure medication being recalled as listed by the FDA:

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM TAB, USP 100mg, 30count bottles - Lot/Batch BO31C016 - Exp. Date 04/2019

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM TAB, USP 100mg, 90count bottles - Lot/Batch BO31C016 - Exp. Date 04/2019

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM TAB, USP 100mg,1000-count bottles - Lot/Batch 4DK3C005 - Exp. Date 04/2019

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM TAB, USP 100mg,1000-count bottles - Lot/Batch 4DK3C004 - Exp. Date 04/2019

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM TAB, USP 100mg,1000-count bottles - Lot/Batch 4DU3C040 - Exp. Date 10/2019

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM TAB, USP 100mg,1000-count bottles - Lot/Batch 4DU3E049 - Exp. Date 05/2021

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM TAB, USP 100mg,1000-count bottles - Lot/Batch 4DU3E050 - Exp. Date 05/2021

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM TAB, USP 50mg, 30-count bottles - Lot/Batch 4L67C035 - Exp. Date 10/2019

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM TAB, USP 50mg, 90-count bottles - Lot/Batch 4L67C035 - Exp. Date 10/2019

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM TAB, USP 50mg, 90-count bottles - Lot/Batch 4L67C036 - Exp. Date 10/2019

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM TAB, USP 50mg, 1000-count bottles - Lot/Batch 4O50C005 - Exp. Date 11/2019

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM TAB, USP 25mg, 90-count bottles - Lot/Batch 4O49C013 - Exp. Date 09/2019

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM and HYDROCHOLOROTHIAZIDE TABLETS, USP50mg/12.5 mg, 90-count bottles - Lot/Batch BP02C008 - Exp. Date 03/2019

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM and HYDROCHOLOROTHIAZIDE TABLETS, USP 50mg/12.5 mg, 1000-count bottles - Lot/Batch BEF7D006 - Exp. Date 03/2020

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM and HYDROCHOLOROTHIAZIDE TABLETS, USP 100 mg/12.5 mg, 90-count bottles - Lot/Batch BX35C020 - Exp. Date 05/2019

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM and HYDROCHOLOROTHIAZIDE TABLETS, USP 100 mg/12.5 mg, 90-count bottles - Lot/Batch BX35C049 - Exp. Date 08/2019

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM and HYDROCHOLOROTHIAZIDE TABLETS, USP 100 mg/12.5 mg, 1000-count bottles - Lot/Batch BX35C022 - Exp. Date 05/2019

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM and HYDROCHOLOROTHIAZIDE TABLETS, USP 100 mg/12.5 mg, 1000-count bottles - Lot/Batch BX35C023 - Exp. Date 05/2019

 

Torrent says if your medication is on the list you should continue to take it until you have an alternative medication. The effects of not taking your medication would be worse than if you do. If your medication is on the list talk to your doctor.

 

Source: KARE 11

 

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