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Blood Pressure Medication Recall 2021: Hypertension Drug Recalled Over Cancer Risks

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Lupin recalls blood preessure medIn another recall over cancer-causing impurity levels, Lupin Pharmaceutical has recalled several batches of its Irbesartan tablets and Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets because N-nitrosoirbesartan – a substance that causes cancer - was found in levels above allowable specification limits.

The drugmaker received four reports of illness from Irbesartan and zero reports from the Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide medication from the dates of Oct. 8, 2018 to Sept. 20, 2021.

However, Lupin said that it has received no reports of illness that appear related to the recall issue but is recalling the medication “out of an abundance of caution.”

The company is recalling all batches of 75 mg, 150 mg, and 300 mg of Irbesartan tablets and 150/12.5 mg and 300 mg/12.5 mg Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets in the


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