FDA [Food and drug Administration] is a federal agency of US Department of Health and Human Services issued strict orders to recall a lot of medicines as it fails the test and shows high levels of cancer-causing chemicals.
The Heart is responsible for the pumping of blood around the body in which arteries play a major role. Blood pressure is the pressure of blood on arteries walls. High or low pressure can hinder the normal blood circulation in the body. A Big part of the population is under the medication for blood pressure. Vivimed life science Pvt. Ltd. manufactures the medication in India which is distributed all over India by Heritage Pharmaceuticals, a company based in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Losartan potassium tablets are used in the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension) and also helps in the protection of kidney from damage due to diabetes, the risk of strokes and heart attack are also lowered in patients with high blood pressure. Losartan belongs to the family of drugs called ARBs (Angiotensin receptor blockers). It helps in the relaxation of blood vessels which allows the normal flow of blood in the body.
About 19 slots of losartan potassium tablets of 25mg, 50mg, and 100mg are recalled by Vivimed because of the presence of impurity detected in tests conducted by the FDA. According to report the levels of N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid (NMBA) is above the acceptable limit of 9.82ppm. Long term exposure with high levels of NMBA has the risk of cancer. Losartan belongs to ARBs family, some more versions of which are valsartan and irbesartan. FDA has announced continuous recalls of blood pressure and heart medication since July 2018, hence there is a long list of manufacturers who have to recall their slots. These continuous recall results in the shortage of medicines and cops with it FDA approve another version of blood pressure medication that is valsartan but they also have to be recalled.
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