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Losartan Potassium 25 mg and 50 mg Tablets manufactured by Torrent that were repackaged and distributed by AvKare - Voluntary Recall

April 24, 2019

On April 24, 2019, AvKare issued a recall of Losartan Potassium 25 mg and 50 mg Tablets manufactured by Torrent that were repackaged and distributed by AvKare. This recall was issued because an unexpected impurity was found in these products that may cause a potential health hazard or safety risk to plan members who may be using product affected by this recall.

This recall affects the following product and lot number:

To see if you have affected product, please check the lot number. The lot number is on the manufacturer’s package. 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, 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 25 mg or 50 mg 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 member’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: CVS Caremark Mail Service Pharmacy does not carry Losartan Potassium 25 mg and 50 mg Tablets repackaged and distributed by AvKare.

If you are currently taking Losartan Potassium 25 mg or 50 mg Tablets and have questions regarding this recall, please call your doctor or call AvKare toll-free at 1‑855‑628-5273 (1-855-6AV-KARE). 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 www.fda.gov.

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