The majority of the medicines are in order, the inspectorate continues. The drugs are only available with a prescription. The impurity, called AZBT, appears to be partly higher than allowed. “The parties that are above the limit are now being removed from the market as a precaution because they do not meet the quality requirements.”
The numbers of the medicines containing too much of the impurity are known to the pharmacists. They help patients to exchange their medicines (free of charge) for an equivalent medicine, the Inspectorate reports. Patients who use other party or brand resources can continue to do so. Patients who are on holiday can safely exchange their medicines at the pharmacy after their holiday.
The limit for the impurity in question is very strict. All manufacturers of losartan, valsartan and irbesartan are now adapting their production process.
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