Recall of Losartan Potassium and Losartan Potassium and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets
On January 22, February 22, February 28, March 1, March 19, March 25, April 18, and May 3, 2019, certain manufacturers (Camber Pharmaceuticals, Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited, Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited, Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging and Vivimed Life Sciences) of Losartan Potassium and Losartan Potassium and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets recalled certain lots of the product. Losartan Potassium is a drug used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.
The makers of Losartan Potassium and Losartan Potassium and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets are recalling this medicine because they may have small amounts of an ingredient that could cause cancer. To date, no harmful side effects have been reported due to this recall. Below is a list of medicines and the makers involved in the recall.
|Losartan Potassium||Camber Pharmaceuticals|
|Losartan Potassium and Hydrochlorothiazide||Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited|
|Losartan Potassium||Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited|
|Losartan Potassium and Hydrochlorothiazide||Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited|
|Losartan Potassium||Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging|
|Losartan Potassium||Vivimed Life Sciences (Heritage Pharmaceuticals)|
What should you do?
Step 1: Look for the medicine and maker’s name on your prescription bottle label.
Step 2: Contact your pharmacy or doctor if you see the medicine and a maker listed above. If you can’t find the information on the bottle, contact your pharmacy.
Step 3: Talk to your pharmacist or doctor about your treatment options. Do not stop taking the medicine without talking to your doctor.
We want to make sure you have the information you need to take care of your health. Go to https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/search-list-recalled-angiotensin-ii-receptor-blockers-arbs-including-valsartan-losartan-and to view the affected lots. You can also call the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) toll free at 1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332) or the Horizon NJ Health Pharmacy Help Desk at 1-800-682-9094 (TTY 711) x81016 , Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time.