Taking a Blood Pressure Medication? Talk to Your Doctor—It May Be Recalled.
In July 2018, blood pressure medications were recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and their manufacturers after it was discovered that certain batches were trained with an impurity that is linked to cancer.
Since then, several new batches of blood pressure medications, including valsartan, losartan potassium, and losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide, have been recalled because they contain trace amounts of a potential carcinogen called N-methylnitrosobutyric.
Last week, Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. recalled an additional 36 lots of its blood pressure medication due to the potential risks it poses to patients. If you currently take a blood pressure medication, ask your doctor about whether it’s safe for you to continue taking it or if you should switch to a different medication due to the recall. However, don’t stop taking your medications without clearing it with your doctor first, as sudden cessation of any medication can be dangerous and even life-threatening.
Were you or someone you love hurt by a blood pressure medication, including valsartan or losartan? If so, you may be eligible for compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, our drug injury lawyers aren’t afraid to stand up to big pharmaceutical companies when it comes to getting our clients the money they deserve. Call today for a free consultation, and let us put our experience to work for you.