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Valsartan, Losartan & Other BP Med Recalls 2018-19 Update

April 23, 2019

From the WebMD website

Note: This story was updated on April 19, 2019, with a new losartan recall and on April 8, 2019 with the FDA’s list of 40 blood pressure medications it found free from contamination. 

Dozens of medications used to treat high blood pressure have been recalled over the past several months as federal investigators discover potentially cancer-causing impurities in them. When American Health Packaging recalled one lot of valsartan pills on March 7, the Public Interest Research Group said it was the 75th recall of blood pressure medications since the problem first appeared.

These common prescription drugs include valsartan, losartan, and irbesartan in different combinations and from different manufacturers.

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