PhotoVivimed Life Sciences is recalling 19 lots of Losartan Potassium 25-mg, 50-mg, and 100-mg tablets used for the treatment of hypertension, hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy, and nephropathy in Type 2 diabetic patients.

The product contains trace amounts of N-Nitroso N-Methyl 4-amino butyric acid (NMBA), a potential human carcinogen.

There are no reports of adverse events to date related to this recall.

The following 19 lot numbers of Losartan Potassium tablets are being recalled:

Product NameLot NumberPackExpiry DateDistributed by 
Losartan Potassium Tablets USP, 25 mgCLO17006A90’sNov 2019HERITAGE  
Losartan Potassium Tablets USP, 50 mgCLO17007A1000'sNov 2019HERITAGE   
Losartan Potassium Tablets USP, 50 mgCLO17008A1000'sNov 2019HERITAGE   
Losartan Potassium Tablets USP, 50 mgCLO17009A1000'sNov 2019HERITAGE   
Losartan Potassium Tablets USP, 50 mgCLO17009B90'sNov 2019HERITAGE   
Losartan Potassium Tablets USP, 50 mgCLO17010A90'sNov 2019HERITAGE   
Losartan Potassium Tablets USP, 100 mgCLO17012A90'sNov 2019HERITAGE   
Losartan Potassium Tablets USP, 100 mgCLO17013A90'sNov 2019HERITAGE   
Losartan Potassium Tablets USP, 100 mgCLO17014A1000'sDec 2019HERITAGE   
Losartan Potassium Tablets USP, 100 mgCLO17015A1000'sJan 2020HERITAGE   
Losartan Potassium Tablets USP, 100 mgCLO17016A1000'sJan 2020HERITAGE   
Losartan Potassium Tablets USP, 100 mgCLO17017A1000'sJan 2020HERITAGE   
Losartan Potassium Tablets USP, 100 mgCLO18001A1000'sJan 2020HERITAGE   
Losartan Potassium Tablets USP, 100 mgCLO18002A90'sJan 2020HERITAGE   
Losartan Potassium Tablets USP, 100 mgCLO18002B1000'sJan 2020HERITAGE   
Losartan Potassium Tablets USP, 100 mgCLO18020A90'sApr 2020HERITAGE   
Losartan Potassium Tablets USP, 100 mgCLO18021A90'sApr 2020HERITAGE   
Losartan Potassium Tablets USP, 100 mgCLO18022A90'sApr 2020HERITAGE  
Losartan Potassium Tablets USP, 50 mgCLO18023A90'sApr 2020HERITAGE  

The recalled products were distributed nationwide to wholesalers, distributors, retail pharmacies, and mail order pharmacies.

What to do

Patients should contact their doctor for further guidance and potential change of treatment before they stop taking the product.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall may call (877) 861-3811, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm (EST).

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