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Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker (ARB) Lawsuits

Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers, commonly known as Valsartan, Losartan, and Irbesartan, are used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. These medications have been subject to voluntary recalls following the detection of various impurities known as N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid (NMBA) and N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) in the recalled medications. NDMA, NMBA and NDEA are known as probable human carcinogens.

Related: See our page about the FDA requesting the removal of Zantac from the U.S. market.

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Contact our Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker Lawyers to review whether you or a family member may be entitled to financial compensation. Levy Konigsberg LLP is currently accepting Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one has suffered one or more of these complications, you may be entitled to a cash award and compensation for medical expenses. For a free confidential consultation with Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker Lawyers at our law firm, please call (800) 315-3806 or submit an email inquiry.

What is Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker?

Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers treat heart conditions by lowering blood pressure to enable the heart to pump blood more easily. Angiotensin narrows blood vessels which can raise blood pressure. Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers block angiotensin II and enable veins and arteries to dilate. Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers also treat symptoms in patients with chronic kidney disease, heart failure, and kidney failure resulting from diabetes.

What is Happening with Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a series of warnings about voluntary recalls of various Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers, including Valsartan, Losartan, and Irbesartan, due to concerns about the presence of a cancer-causing ingredient in higher-than-allowable levels according to FDA standards. In its most recent statement on September 19, the FDA announced that Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited expanded its recall to include additional lots of Losartan Potassium Tablets USP and Losartan Potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets because of contamination with NMBA. This is the manufacturer’s fifth recall of this product.

The FDA has been issuing notices related to the contamination and voluntary recalls of Valsartan, Losartan, and Irbesartan since July 2018. The FDA continues to monitor levels of the impurities in the target medications and is evaluating how these carcinogens may have formed in Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers. NDMA, NMBA and NDEA have been associated with liver damage and increased risks of liver, kidney, and lung tumors.

https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-updates-and-press-announcements-angiotensin-ii-receptor-blocker-arb-recalls-valsartan-losartan

Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker Side Effects and Complication

Side effects of Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers include:

  • Dizziness;
  • Elevated potassium levels;
  • Nausea;
  • Vomiting;
  • Abdominal cramps;
  • Stomach cancer;
  • Liver, small intestine, esophageal, colorectal, prostate, and pancreatic cancers;
  • Multiple myeloma, leukemia, and non-Hodgkin’s’ lymphoma cancers.

Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker Lawyers are Ready to Help

Contact our Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker Lawyers to review whether you or a family member may be entitled to financial compensation. Levy Konigsberg LLP is currently accepting Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one has suffered one or more of these complications, you may be entitled to a cash award and compensation for medical expenses. For a free confidential consultation with Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker Lawyers at our law firm, please call (800) 315-3806 or submit an email inquiry.

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