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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.

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

January 3, 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 20, 2018 — Torrent Pharmaceuticals recalled 2 lots of Losartan due to NDEA.

Hyzaar Recall

November 8, 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 is NDEA?

N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) is a chemical that is produced as an impurity during the industrial processes used to make medications such as Losartan. It is 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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