The losartan recall expands again as Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited issues another removal for its losartan potassium tablets USP and losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets, USP. Investigators found trace amounts of another carcinogenic impurity. The impurity detected is N-Methylnitrosobutyric acid (NMBA).
N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid (NMBA) is a known animal and human carcinogen. In March 2019, investigators first discovered that these types of medication could have NMBA. This is the third type of nitrosamine impurity detected in ARB medicines.
The manufacturer’s lab discovered NMBA in lots of losartan potassium during recent testing. However, the carcinogen is not in previously recalled lots. Investigators found two other nitrosamine impurities, NDMA and NDEA, in valsartan, losartan, and irbesartan.
New Losartan Recall
Due to the presence of NMBA, the multibillion-dollar pharmaceutical company expanded the losartan recall. This is the fourth recall of the high blood pressure and congestive heart failure medication since December. Now, the FDA has included an additional 36 lots of losartan potassium tablets and 68 lots of losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets.
If you have the recalled medication, please keep your medication for testing.
There have been more than 15 recalls of versions of the blood pressure and heart medications losartan, valsartan, and irbesartan. Previously, the recalls involved trace amounts of NDEA or another probable carcinogen, N-nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA. The recalled drugs are part of a class of angiotensin II receptor blockers or ARBs. These work by relaxing the blood vessels.
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