Cancer-causing impurity causes blood pressure medication recall: Irbesartan

January 22, 2019

The drug company Prinstin Pharmaceuticals  has announced 

that eight lots of Irbesatan blood pressure medication have been recalled after testing indicates the meds contain trace amounts of a cancer-causing material. In the announcement, the company says one lot of Irbesartan tablets and seven lots of Irbesartan HCTZ tablets are being recalled.


The news release from Prinstin Pharmaceuticals says the medication contained unacceptable levels of Nitrosodiethylamine, a likely cancer causing agent. The ingredients for the medication were manufactured by China's Zheijiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals. That company has been linked to several recalls of regularly-prescribed blood pressure drugs since mid-2018.


For more information and to see a list of the lots that have been recalled, from the FDA, click here.


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