Big recall in France: Do not consume this drug that has been recalled due to poor labeling, it is losartan

ANSM or the National Agency for the Safety of Medicines is sounding the alarm. You should not take Lotte LC67239 Losartan/Hydrochlorothiazide 100 mg/25 mg Film-Coated Tablets. the reason ? Printing error. This is because the boxes containing Losartan/Hydrochlorothiazide BGR 100mg/25mg of the recalled batch are named after another drug. That’s why the agency wanted to inform the public. Here’s everything you need to know about recalls and what doctors recommend for losartan lot LC67239.

All you need to know about returns

There can be several reasons for withdrawing a combination of medications. This could be due to a pharmacovigilance problem, a major modification, or even a quality defect. When a factory realizes that an accident has occurred while manufacturing a batch of drugs and the batch in question has already been marketed, it is his duty to inform senior officials, so that the error can be corrected in time.

Note that drawing a lot is done by taking into account two factors. The severity of the error (slight, harmful, or even fatal) and the frequency of the quality defect (on a unit, on a single batch, on several batches, on all batches) were determined. Depending on the severity of the error, recovery may be limited to wholesale distributors, or extended to authorized pharmacists and groups. And when the case is deemed too critical, the summons extends to the general public.

Mention on lottery LC67239 for Losartan

ANSM has informed the general public that a batch of drugs, batch LC67239 of losartan/hydrochlorothiazide BGR 100 mg/25 mg film-coated tablets, have been recalled. Distributed between May 12 and May 25, 2022. The medicines in question are boxes of 30 tablets.

The reason for this recall is an error occurred while printing. The truth is that on the blister packs of the recalled batch it says ā€œAtorvastatin Cristers Pharma 40 mg film-coated tabletsā€ while ā€œLosartan/hydrochlorothiazide BGR 100 mg/25 mg tablet.ā€

If this is a cause for concern, ANSM wants to be reassured. In fact, the lab specifies that no cases of adverse side effects have been reported to date. The fact is that despite the printing defect, the drugs in the blister packs are actually losartan tablets.

In addition, ANSM recommends that all those who have medicines from the batch in question return them to the pharmacy. There, their share will be exchanged for another. And for those who have already taken the tablet, there is no need to worry, as it does not pose any danger to your health.

Several medications have been withdrawn since October

As many losartan drugs have been recalled since October 2021, this has resulted in a stock out of stock. That is why many laboratories in agreement with ANSM have implemented recalls. So that patients do nothing because of supply tensions, she issued a series of recommendations.

According to the National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products, you should never stop your treatment without consulting your doctor. If the patient is still in possession of losartan tablets, they should finish the pack before starting the other Sartan medicine that will be provided to them by the pharmacist.

For information, there are 5 types of cancers: losartan, candesartan, telmisartan, irbesartan and valsartan. A patient who renews a prescription, the pharmacist will issue him a drug of the same family as the drug in his possession, without medical advice. However, you should know that this replacement is made on an exceptional and valid basis only until a person consults their doctor. Then the pharmacist is obligated to inform the doctor.

In addition, before replacing a drug containing Sartan with another, the patient should check whether he is allergic to any Sartan. The reason why it is always necessary to seek a doctor’s opinion is because if a person is intolerant to sartan, only their doctor will be able to suggest someone else who can tolerate it.

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