FDA issues another nationwide recall for blood pressure medication

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The FDA is recalling more blood pressure medication.

The medication continues to be Losartan, which has been involved in several other recalls, however this time it's Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited that is issuing the recall.

The tablets, which are 100mg/25mg, have been recalled due to an impurity that could cause cancer.

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"The impurity detected is N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, and has been classified as a probable human carcinogen as per International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classification," according to the FDA.

The product information for the recall is below:

  • NDC: 33342005210; Lot/Batch: BLM715A; Expiration date: July 2019.


Any adverse reactions to the product should be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program. Consumers can call 1-800-332-1088.