More Blood Pressure Drugs Recalled

TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The recall of the commonly prescribed blood pressure drug losartan has been expanded once again to include an additional five lots.

The drug made by Torrent Pharmaceuticals has been recalled because some lots are contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical N-Methylnitrosobutyric acid, according to a company press release.

These drugs added to the recall include lots of Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP and Losartan Potassium / Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP, all of which have amounts of the contaminate that exceed FDA recommend levels.

This is the fifth recall of losartan Torrent has announced this year.

Losartan used to lower blood pressure and treat heart failure is in a class of drugs called angiotensin II receptor blockers.

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