Heart and blood pressure drugs recalled because of cancer chemical contamination

Chemical'used in rocket fuel is found in blood pressure pills sparking major recall The Department of Health today endorsed a product registration certificate holder Actavis Hong Kong Limited, to recall one batch (batch num

Earlier in the week, the FDA announced the recall of certain lots of valsartan, another blood pressure and heart drug, made by Aurobindo Pharma USA.

NDEA was detected in these newly recalled drugs.

Alternative treatment options, as advised by an expert, may involve opting for a different manufacturer or switching to another blood pressure drug.

As with other companies' recalls of Valsartan, the presence of N-nitrosodiethylamine or NDEA, triggered the recall. Torrent is only recalling lots of losartan-containing products that contain N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) above the acceptable daily intake levels released by the FDA.

The FDA says patients should continue to take their medication but contact a doctor immediately to seek advice on a new treatment strategy.

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The medication is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.

If your medication has been affected by the recall, contact a health care professional for further information.

Aurobindo Pharma recently stated that according to an IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) classification, the impurity NDEA discovered in the finished drug is a naturally-occurring substance found in drinking water, industrial processes, air pollution, and certain foods. It is also used to treat kidney disease in patients with diabetes. "Having a stroke or some sort of cardiovascular event is very serious, and if patients stop taking their blood pressure medication without consulting their prescriber, they're at risk for some sort of serious health event". Torrent is recalling only these particular losartan potassium tablets. A full list of the recalled drugs and medication packaging can be found in the Food and Drug Administration's website.

Instructions for returning recalled products are given in the recall letter. Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is notifying its distributors and customers by phone and in writing to immediately discontinue distribution of the specific lots being recalled and to notify their sub-accounts.

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