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Blood pressure and fluid retention drugs recalled over cancer concerns

SlashGear
 2021-10-16

The FDA has published a new recall advisory from Lupin Pharmaceuticals over two different drugs: Hydrochlorothiazide and Irbesartan. The company, which stopped marketing these particular drugs in January, says it is recalling the batches due to potentially higher than acceptable levels of an impurity called N-nitrosoirbesartan.

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The recall covers the pharmaceutical company’s Irbesartan Tablets USP in 75mg, 150mg, and 300mg strengths, as well as its Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP in 150mg/12.5mg and 300mg/12.5mg strengths. These medications are commonly prescribed to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention. The products were sold in 30-count and 90-count bottles.

According to Lupin, it received four reports of “illnesses” resulting from the use of Irbesartan from October 8, 2018, through September 30, 2021; there weren’t any reports about the combination pill. Both of the tablet products were distributed across the United States, including to mail-order pharmacies, wholesalers, drug stores, and pharmacies.

N-nitrosoirbesartan is an impurity that is considered a probable human carcinogen, meaning there’s a chance excessive exposure to it may cause cancer in some individuals. The impurity was detected in lab tests of the two drugs. The recall has been made out of “an abundance of caution,” according to the pharmaceutical company.

Lupin is notifying companies about the recall; it says that consumers who are taking these recalled drugs should continue taking them and contact their health care provider about getting an alternative. Patients who take either of these Lupin medications should check out the recall notice on the FDA ‘s website for the full list of identifying details.

Blood pressure and fluid retention drugs recalled over cancer concerns is written by Brittany A. Roston and originally posted on SlashGear .

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The worlds gone mad
10-16

Oh now. Science said these drugs are safe year's ago. I guess if science could make a mistake with this, I suppose it could make a mistake with the covid vaccines also.

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smht evol
10-16

When it comes to the vaccine for covid their was never a risk factor presented by the CDC...They offered it to the senior citizens as the first people treated like lad rats to see if it would have any success.....The senior citizens are one of constant debt to the United States government they cannot compare to the working class person they are retired their old and they can't work so if get rid of them first no big loss....Let's go Brandon

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smht evol
10-16

When it comes to taking prescription medicine suggested by your doctor your scientist the FDA the CDC there is a considerable amount of risk.......those are the things you have to weigh out as the person consuming them it's your choice don't let that choice be taken away from you.....

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