More blood pressure medicine has been added to the long list of recalled hypertension medications.
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Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited has voluntarily withdrawn 32 lots of blood pressure pills after discovering traces of carcinogens reported to the US Food and Drug Administration.
The affected tablets, losartan and potassium / hydrochlorothiazide combination tablets contain small amounts of N-nitroso-diethylamine (NDEA). The impurities typically found in certain foods, drinking water and air pollution have been classified as a human carcinogen by the International Cancer Research Center.
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited notifies its distributors and customers and provides for the return of all recalled products. The company also coordinates returns with retailers, wholesalers and consumers.
Patients on the medication are advised to continue taking the tablets and contact their doctor for advice. The company said that the risk of injury to the patient's health may be higher if treatment is stopped immediately without any other alternative treatment. "
The FDA has provided additional information on the drug's specifications, including doses, lot numbers and expiration dates, on its website here.
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