On Dec. 31, 2018, the FDA announced a voluntary recall by Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. for 80 lots of valsartan, amlodipine-valsartan, and valsartan-hydrochlorothiazide tablets.
Losartan potassium tablets USP are used to treat hypertension, hypertensive patients with Left Ventricular Hypertrophy and nephropathy in Type 2 diabetic patients.
50mg, 30-count bottles, lot No. 4L67C305. Torrent is recalling only these particular losartan potassium tablets.
As with other companies' recalls of Valsartan, the presence of N-nitrosodiethylamine or NDEA, triggered the recall. 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.
If you're taking Amlodipine Valsartan Tablets, Valsartan HCTZ Tablets, or Valsartan Tablets to treat your blood pressure, don't let this news raise your blood pressure.
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According to reliable reports, NDEA is a synthetic oil that is used as a stabilizer and antioxidant in plastics and also as a lubricant additive. That company has had manufacturing problems; it received a warning letter from the FDA in 2017 after an inspection found significant violations of good manufacturing practice regulations for finished pharmaceuticals. Some tablets may contain a possible cancer-causing substance. Valsartan, you may remember, has been the subject of recalls due to such impurities in the past.
Torrent and Hetero Labs are both based in India.
The FDA continues to test the ingredient for cancer-causing chemicals.
See the full list of lots recalled below. The recalls have been expanded several times since the initial recall over the summer. For now, this only seems to be a precautionary measure as the exact long-term risk of developing cancer is not known.
The chief of the FDA appreciated the initiative of the companies, noting that the recalls show a focus on delivering a high-quality product.