Medicine

Major recall after chemical 'used in rocket fuel' is found in pills

Major recall after chemical 'used in rocket fuel' is found in pills

It's starting to sound like a broken record, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall of more blood pressure drugs due to the presence of a potentially cancer-causing chemical.

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is expanding an earlier recall of two lots of Losartan potassium tablets USP.

Products manufactured by Accord Healthcare (formerly Actavis) and Dexcel Pharma, which contain irbesartan, may have been contaminated with N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) - a carcinogenic chemical that was formerly used in rocket fuel.

To see the extensive list of drugs involved in the recall, visit the FDA's safety website.

A drug used to treat hypertension and nephropathy in people with Type 2 diabetes is being recalled because traces of a probable carcinogen were found.

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However, the MHRA has stressed there is no evidence the medication has caused harm to patients, who are not being advised to stop taking their medication - because doing so could put their life at risk.

So far, the pharmaceutical company that issued the recall has not received any reports of adverse effects of the drugs, FDA officials said. Products can be identified by checking the product name, manufacturer details, and batch or lot number on the pill bottles.

The agency said that patients taking the recalled medications should keep taking their medicine until their doctor or pharmacist replaces the medications or if the doctor prescribes a different drug.

Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc.is notifying its distributors and customers by phone and in writing to immediately discontinue distribution of the specific lots being recalled and to notify their sub-accounts.


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