Recall of Losartan Potassium Tablets by Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging

PUBLISHED: Mar 18, 2019
Relevant to: All Healthcare Organizations

Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging, LLC is recalling 40 repackaged lots of Losartan Tablets USP 25mg, 50mg, and 100mg to the consumer level. This recall was prompted due to Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. issuing a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Losartan Tablets, USP, due to the detection of trace amounts of N-Nitroso N-Methyl 4-amino butyric acid (NMBA) a possible process impurity or contaminant in an active pharmaceutical ingredient, manufactured by Hetero Labs Limited, (API manufacturer).

NMBA is a potential human carcinogen. To date, Legacy has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall. The identifying NDC numbers associated with Legacy’s product are listed in the recall notice, link is provided below.

Losartan Potassium was distributed by pharmacies nationwide. Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging LLC is notifying its distributors and customers in writing and is arranging/assisting for return of all recalled products to (a) For Distribution Center Level, please return the products to Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging LLC; (b) For Retail Level, please return the products to Genco; or (c) For Consumer Level, please return the products to the dispensing pharmacy, whichever is applicable. Instructions for returning recalled products are provided in the recall letter.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Stericycle at 1-888-275-0506, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm CST. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program

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