Blood pressure medication recall

Did you know there is a blood pressure medication recall due to cancer concerns?
A blood pressure medication is voluntarily being pulled from the shelves due to impurity concerns which may lead to a cancer risk. The Food and Drug Administration said Losartan Potassium Hydrochlorothiazide could contain an impurity that has been classified as a probable human carcinogen, known to cause cancer.
The batch affected by the recall are the 100 milligram and 25 milligram tablet with the Lot Number JB8-912. Patients who are currently on the medication are advised to talk to their doctor before stopping use.
Losartan Potassium Hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat high blood pressure, reducing the risk of stroke, and can also be prescribed to treat kidney disease in patients with diabetes.

For more information, visit the FDA’s recall notice on their website by following this link: fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm625492.htm.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.