Recall: Generic Lipitor (Atorvastatin)

Elizabeth Davis
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Generic manufacturer Ranbaxy has issued a voluntary recall for two lots (about 64,000 bottles) of atorvastatin (generic Lipitor). The recall includes only the 10 mg tablet, 90-count bottle.

The recall was initiated because a pharmacist found a 20 mg atorvastatin tablet in a sealed bottle of 10 mg tablets.

The lots being recalled are 2407255 and 2407256, with NDC 63304-827-90. The manufacturer/labeler is Ranbaxy, and the expiration of the recalled tablets is 5/14. Again, only the 10 mg atorvastatin tablets are affected. If your packaging label has a different strength, NDC, or manufacturer, it is not affected by the recall.

There was a previous recall of Ranbaxy-manufactured atorvastatin in 2012, due to the possibility of contamination by small glass particles. You can find more information on the previous recall here.

There was also a recall of brand name Lipitor by manufacturer Pfizer in 2010, due to an uncharacteristic odor in the packaging (more information here).

For the details on the current recall, you can find the FDA enforcement report here.

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