Recall: blood pressure-lowering and cancer-causing substances contaminated

Products for the reduction of blood pressure must be taken off the market

The Heumann Pharma GmbH & Co. Generica KG back once again calls on medical devices to reduce blood pressure, because these were contaminated. Pollution is substances, which may be, according to the Federal Institute for drugs and medical products cause cancer.

Again now called the blood pressure-lowering drug from the market are recalled because they contain substances, which can be, according to the Federal Institute for drugs and medical devices (BfArM) carcinogenic. According to information from the manufacturer on its home page note was the fact that different batches of the active substance Losartan, an increased value of the impurity N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-amino-butyric acid (NMBA). In some batches, even a simultaneous contamination of N-nitroso diethyl amine (NDEA) and NMBA occurred. Of the products in question, recall, was released on 07.03.2019 the Pharmaceutical newspaper, the German pharmacist’s newspaper and media.

Hypertension is widespread and threatens the health of the person Concerned. Some drugs for lowering blood pressure have now been recalled from the market because they may contain carcinogenic substances. (Image:

These products are affected

The products are withdrawn as a precaution in order to avoid negative health effects for users. The following batches are affected by the recall. All batches of Losartan comp. Heumann 100 mg/12.5 mg film-coated Tablets, 28, 56 and 98 film-coated Tablets and all batches starting with the letter B and C of Losartan comp. Heumann 100 mg/25 mg film-coated Tablets, 28, 56 and 98 film-coated Tablets.

Medicines should not be used without consultation discontinued

Customers who use the products mentioned above to reduce your blood pressure, should not now settle but just without consulting a doctor the drug, warns the manufacturer. The resulting health risk is many times higher than the potential risk from the existing contamination.

According to the manufacturer, no acute patients at risk. For further therapy, therefore, a doctor should be consulted, adds the manufacturer on its website. (as)

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