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Losartan Lawsuit

Losartan Lawsuit

Certain blood pressure drugs containing Losartan were recalled because they may contain a carcinogenic impurity that could potentially raise a user’s risk of cancer.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Losartan induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with cancer, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Check If Your Blood Pressure Drugs Were Recalled

The FDA will continue to update the list of products included in the recall as more information becomes available from ongoing testing. If patients take Losartan, Valsartan, or Irbesartan products, they should check the list periodically, as information may change.

UPDATE: Torrent Pharma Expands Losartan Recalls

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has announced a voluntary recall for 60 lots of Losartan and 54 lots of Losartan / Hydrochlorothiazide due to an impurity called N-Methylnitrosobutyric acid (NMBA).

FDA Finds New Type of Carcinogen (NMBA)

March 2019 — Another 87 lots of Losartan medications were recalled after the FDA detected a 3rd type of carcinogen called N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid (NMBA) at dangerous levels.

The other two cancer-causing impurities are N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and N-Nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA). The FDA says “the increased risk of cancer to patients with NMBA exposure appears to be the same for NDMA exposure but less than the risk from NDEA exposure.”

What is Losartan?

Losartan is a generic medication that treats high blood pressure (hypertension) and helps protect the kidneys from damage due to diabetes (nephropathy). Losartan can also lower the risk of strokes in patients with an enlarged heart.

Losartan Brand-Names

  • Cozaar
  • Hyzaar

What is the Problem?

A small amount of blood pressure medications containing Losartan have been linked to a possible risk of cancer due to a toxic chemical impurity that was left over from the drug’s manufacturing process. Patients may have been exposed to this toxic chemical for years.

Losartan Recalls

March 2019 — Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is recalling 60 lots of Losartan potassium tablets USP and 54 lots of Losartan potassium/ hydrochlorothiazide tablets, USP, due to the detection of N-Methylnitrosobutyric acid (NMBA).

March 2019 — Camber Pharmaceuticals Inc. recalled 87 lots of Losartan because it may contain a cancer-causing impurity.

January 2019 — Torrent Pharmaceuticals announced an expanded recall for Losartan Potassium Tablets because they contain N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) above the acceptable daily intake levels released by the FDA.

December 2018 — Torrent Pharmaceuticals recalled 2 lots of Losartan due to NDEA.

Hyzaar Recall

November 2018 — Sandoz Inc. announced a voluntary recall for 100-mg/25-mg tablets of Hyzaar (Losartan and Hydrochlorothiazide). The bottles are marked with NDC 0781-5207-10, Lot number JB8912; Exp. Date 06/2020, and distributed on or after October 8, 2018.

Blood Pressure Drug Recalls

Generic blood pressure drugs containing Valsartan and Irbesartan have also been recalled due to carcinogenic impurities.

What are NDEA, NDMA, and NMBA?

Losartan and other blood pressure drugs have been recalled due to 3 types of cancer-causing impurities:

  • N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA)
  •  N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA)
  • N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid (NMBA)

These are toxic chemicals that are left over as an impurity in the final drug. The carcinogens are generated in the manufacturing process — and specifically when drug-makers reuse certain materials, such as solvents. They are classified as a “probable human carcinogen” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

What Should I Do?

If you are taking a Losartan medication that was recalled, talk to your doctor about switching regimens. Do not stop taking your medication without talking to a doctor first — doing so could cause serious health problems.

Losartan Lawsuits

Patients who developed cancer or other severe side effects after using recalled Losartan medications may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Our lawyers specialize in holding pharmaceutical companies accountable for selling defective drugs with dangerous side effects.

Do I have a Losartan Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Losartan induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with cancer, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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