PhotoTorrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is recalling two lots of Losartan potassium tablets, USP.

Trace amounts of an unexpected impurity, N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), which has been classified as a probable human carcinogen as per International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classification.

There have been no reports of adverse events.

The following products, used to treat hypertension, hypertensive patients with Left Ventricular Hypertrophy and for the treatment of nephropathy in Type 2 diabetic patients, are being recalled:

NDCManufacturerProduct DescriptionLot/BatchExpiration Date
13668-
115-30
Torrent 
Pharmaceuticals LTD
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM TAB, USP 100mg,30count bottlesBO31C01604/2019
13668-
115-90
Torrent 
Pharmaceuticals LTD
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM TAB, USP 100mg,90count bottlesBO31C01604/2019
13668-
115-10
Torrent 
Pharmaceuticals LTD
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM TAB, USP 
100mg,1000-count bottles
4DK3C00504/2019

The recalled products were distributed nationwide to Torrent’s wholesale distributor, repackager and retail customers.

What to do

Patients who are on Losartan should continue taking their medication, as the risk of harm to the patient’s health may be higher if the treatment is stopped immediately without any alternative treatment.

Patients should contact their pharmacist or physician who can advise them about an alternative treatment prior to returning their medication.

Torrent Pharmaceuticals is notifying customers by phone and in writing, arranging for return of all recalled products to Qualanex. Instructions for returning recalled products are given in the recall letter.

Consumers with medical questions or reporting an adverse event may contact Torrent at (800) 912-9561 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (ET), or by email at Medinfo.Torrent@apcerls.com

Questions regarding the return of the recalled product may be be directed to Qualanex at (888) 280-2040 from 8 am - 9:00 pm (ET).


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