Published: Fri, November 16, 2018
Medical | By Vicki Mclaughlin

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Blood Pressure Recall: Medication Recalled By FDA For Cancer Risk

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FDA recall on Losartan, a popular blood pressure medication. They come in 1000-count plastic bottles labeled NDC 0781-5207-10 with a lot number of JB8912.

However, it's a bit more surprising because this type of thing had happened earlier year also when the same contamination was found in some blood pressure medicines and at that time more than 55 medications were recalled.

The US FDA has said that another medicine for the heart is getting recalled in a voluntary manner.

According to the FDA, Losartan Potassium-Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP are indicated for the treatment of hypertension.

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"To date, Sandoz Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this lot", the company said. It can be used alone or with other antihypertensive medications. None of the recalled tablets were distributed before October 8.

This is the third blood pressure medication to face recall as of late. In total, the recall encompasses less than 1% of the national losartan drug products.

Sandoz Inc.is notifying its distributors by letter via overnight mail and patients by this public notification.

Sandoz is urging patients that take the affected medication to speak to their pharmacist or physician about alternative treatment, but they should continue to take the medication as the risk is higher if treatment is stopped abruptly without an alternate medication used.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.

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