Certain manufacturers of medicines containing losartan, a medicine which is used to treat high blood pressure, are recalling certain lot numbers of the medicine because it may have small amounts of an ingredient which could cause cancer.
Trace amounts of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable human carcinogen, were found in the recalled products. The presence of NDMA is thought to be related to changes in the way the active substance was manufactured. To date, no adverse events related to this recall have been reported.
The manufacturers listed below are recalling all non-expired products that contain losartan:
- Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Sandoz Inc.
- Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited
For more information about the recall, visit the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) website.