Another blood pressure medication has been recalled due to concerns it contains a small amount of a cancer-causing ingredient.

Torrent Pharmaceuticals is recalling Losartan products that contain N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) levels that are higher than the accepted amount set by the FDA.

The chemical, NDEA, is classified as a probable human carcinogen which is used to make liquid rocket fuel and is also a byproduct of fish processing.  It is also used in the manufacturing of certain pesticides.

Torrent Pharmaceuticals has recalled a total of ten lots of Losartan potassium tablets.

The FDA urges consumers to consult their doctor before they stop taking the recalled medication.  Stopping the medication without a substitute, could have greater risks.

To see if your blood pressure medication has been recalled, visit the FDA’s recall page here.

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Source: Fortune.com, “Another Blood Pressure Medication is Being Recalled”

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