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Glass Particles Found in Generic Lipitor

Brittany Nicole Hill4 years ago

Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals recently issued a recall directing pharmacies not to dispense contaminated lots of the generic form of Lipitor (Atorvastatin) due to the possibility of small glass particles in the medication.

Atorvastatin is the generic form of the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor. Lipitor is the best-selling drug in pharmaceutical history.  

About the Atorvastatin (Lipitor) Recall

According to a statement from Ranbaxy, “select batches” of Atorvastatin may contain “small glass particles approximately less than 1mm in size.”

The recall involves:

  • 10mg, 20mg, and 40mg tablets
  • Packaged in 90 and 500 count bottles
  • Manufactured by Ranbaxy for sale in the U.S.
  • A complete list and description of the products can be found here.

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