Which Products are Affected by the Recall?
According to an FDA Withdrawal Alert issued on Thursday, the recall affects 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg Losartan tablets, which were found to be adulterated with N-Nitroso N-Methyl 4-amino butyric acid (NMBA), a substance that has been linked to reports of cancer. Affected products were packaged in 30 count, 90 count, 500 count and 1000 count bottles. A complete list of medicines affected by the recall can be found on the FDA Recall page.
Free Confidential Class Action Lawsuit Evaluation: Our lawyers are currently wishing to speak with anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer after taking Losartan. If you have been injured, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
Update: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Recalls Losartan Tablets
March 4, 2019 – Less than a week after Camber Pharmaceuticals issued its nationwide recall for Losartan tablets, Torrent Pharmaceuticals has issued its own recall for 60 lots of Losartan potassium tablets USP and 54 lots of Losartan potassium/ hydrochlorothiazide tablets, USP, over potential adulteration with an “unexpected impurity in the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API),” according to an FDA recall notice issued Monday. The impurity detected in the API was none other than N-Methylnitrosobutyric acid (NMBA), the same potentially cancer-causing substance Camber recalled its Losartan over.
What is Losartan?
Losartan is an FDA-approved prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and help protect the kidneys from damage caused by diabetes. The drug may also be used to lower the risk of stroke in patients with hypertension and an enlarged heart. Losartan belongs to a class of prescription medicines known as angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs).
If you have been prescribed or are currently taking Losartan that is included in this recall, you should not stop taking it without consulting your physician about alternative treatments, as doing so could result in adverse health consequences. To date, no cases of cancer or any other serious injuries have been linked to the recalled medication.
Losartan Side Effects
- Allergic reactions (hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat).
- Breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, leading to kidney failure
- Dark-colored urine
- Feeling like you might pass out
- Pale skin
- Trouble concentrating
- Shortness of breath, wheezing, chest pain
- Irregular or rapid heart rate, weak pulse, tingly feeling
- Decreased urination
Do I Have a Losartan Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Losartan lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cancer cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you have been harmed by the side effects of Losartan blood pressure medication, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a class action suit and we can help.