Losartan is one of the 10 most prescribed drugs in the United States. As a treatment for high blood pressure, losartan is considered an important drug in battling heart disease around the world. The World Health Organization even named losartan one of its essential medications — those that satisfy a vital need for the public.
That’s why it was so devastating when tens of thousands of people found out that the losartan-containing drugs they were taking to save their lives were contaminated with cancer-causing substances.
Hundreds of lots of losartan drugs and others in its class have been recalled by more than a dozen drug manufacturers since impurities were first discovered in mid-2018. Now people who have developed cancer after taking Losartan may be able to file lawsuits.
Learn more about the background of losartan and its possible side effects.