14 November 2018 Blog Post: Recalling Losartan
The FDA has further expanded their recalls on blood pressure medications, now recalling losartan potassium hydrochlorothiazide sold by Sandoz. The voluntary recall only involves the 100 milligram/25 milligram tablets and does not involve the other versions of the drug. Patients taking this medication should check their label lot number. If it is JB8912, then you have the recalled pills and should contact our office at 310.828.4411.
This follows the FDA recall in July and August of blood pressure medications containing Valsartan.
All of these recalls are due to an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) found in these products. NDMA is harmful to the liver of animals and humans and is used to make rocket fuel.
We have been switching patients to alternative but equally effective blood pressure medications, generally in the same class as those recalled, when appropriate. As above, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 310.828.4411.
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