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Losartan Potassium and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets Voluntary Recall

January 22, 2019

On January 22, 2019, Torrent Pharmaceuticals issued a voluntary recall of losartan potassium and hydrochlorothiazide tablets. This recall was issued because an unexpected impurity was found in these products that may causea potential health hazard or safety risk to plan members who may be using product affected by this recall.

A complete list of the affected products and lot numbers is provided here:

If your product was dispensed in the manufacturer’s bottle, please check the lot number. The lot number is on the manufacturer’s label. If your product is not from one of these affected lots, it is not affected by this recall. If your product is from one of these affected lots or if your product was dispensed in a pharmacy’s bottle, please contact the pharmacy that filled your prescription for more information including return instructions.

Please note: The FDA recommends that members who are on losartan potassium and hydrochlorothiazide tablets should continue taking their medicine until they receive replacement product or a different medicine to treat their condition, as the risk of harm to the patient’s health may be higher if the treatment is stopped immediately without any alternative treatment. Please call your doctor right away for advice if you may be using affected product. Your doctor is familiar with your medical history and can suggest the best treatment option for you. If you need a prescription for a different medicine, please contact your doctor.

CVS Caremark Response: If you are currently taking losartan potassium and hydrochlorothiazide tablets, please call a Customer Care representative toll-free at 1‑866-823-5184. We will give you more information and help with arrangements for the return and replacement of any affected product.

If you are currently taking losartan potassium and hydrochlorothiazide tablets and have questions regarding this recall, please call your doctor or call Torrent Pharma Inc. toll-free at 1-800-912-9561, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (ET). You may also call the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) consumer inquiry line toll-free at 1‑888‑INFO‑FDA (1‑888‑463‑6332) or visit https://www.fda.gov

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