Losartan Recalled Due to Contamination

April 1, 2019
Losartan Recalled Due to Contamination

Drug manufacturer Camber Pharmaceuticals has issued a recall for large quantities of Losartan. An article on this emerging story is available here. Currently, no patients have reported any adverse effects related to potential contamination. Patients are advised to speak with a qualified physician before discontinuing the drug. The National Drug Code (NDC) numbers associated with the Losartan recall include:

  • 31722-700-90
  • 31722-700-05
  • 31722-700-10
  • 31722-701-30
  • 31722-701-90
  • 31722-70-10
  • 31722-702-30
  • 31722-702-90
  • 31722-702-10

According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the drug has tested positive for N-Nitroso N-Methyl 4-amino butyric acid (NMBA), a potential human carcinogen. The discovery prompted the manufacturer to recall approximately 56,000 bottles of the drug—an antihypertensive used to treat congestive heart failure and high blood pressure. The recall affects tablets in 25, 50, or 100-mg dosages. Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Camber Pharmaceuticals at 866-495-1995.

Similar Drugs, Similar Class, Similar Recalls

As we reported in an earlier blog, medications containing active ingredient Valsartan—a product similar in class and formulation to Losartan—have recently been recalled over contamination issues. Certain batches of this drug from different manufacturers were found to contain an impurity known as N-nitroso-dimethylamine (NDMA) or N-nitroso-diethylamine (NDEA)—both classified as probable human carcinogens.

Those recalls involved Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Mylan Pharmaceuticals. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says NDMA exposure in humans can reduce the function of the liver, kidneys, and lungs. Symptoms include:

  • Headache/Dizziness
  • Abnormal Fever
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Jaundice (Yellowing)
  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Enlarged Liver

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