Blood pressure medicine recalled after cancer-causing chemical found

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(WCMH)–The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is voluntarily recalling a blood pressure medication after an impurity classified as a cancer-causing chemical was found. 

According to the FDA, Losartan Potassium Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP are indicated for the treatment of hypertension.

The recall includes 100 milligram/25 milligram tablets with the lot number JB8912. 

CNN reports, the drug is being recalled because the active ingredient has tested positive for N-Nitrosodiethylamine, or NDEA, a suspected human and animal carcinogen that is used in gasoline as a stabilizer for industry materials and as a lubricant additive, according to the National Institutes of Health.

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