It is alarm in the United States for the presence of carcinogenic impurities in high blood pressure pills. Some drugs have been withdrawn.
The news was spread by the same company: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited. The company said it had withdrawn 36 batches of Losartan potassium pills and 68 lots of Losartan Potassium / Hydrochlorothiazed.
As for the other hypertension drugs for which the sale was blocked in recent months both in Europe and in the United States, even in this case traces of carcinogenic impurities have been found.
After the cases of withdrawals and recalls from the market of various drugs based on sartans, here is the new alert for an excessive presence of N-Methylnitrosobutyric Acid, which would exceed the maximum threshold set by the Food and drug administration, the US government agency that deals with the regulation of food and pharmaceutical products. The updated list of withdrawn products is available and can be consulted on the Fda website.