Generic Lipitor Recalled Over Glass Contamination

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LOS ANGELES ( — Several doses of a generic version of Lipitor have been recalled because some batches might contain small glass particles.

Indian drug maker Ranbaxy, which manufactures the generic cholesterol medication, has recalled 10-, 20- and 40-milligram doses of atorvastatin calcium tablets that are packaged in 90- and 500-count bottles.

Atorvastatin is prescribed to people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease.

Ranbaxy was the first company to launch generic Lipitor in the U.S. once Pfizer’s patent expired on the drug in November 2011.

Click here to find a complete list of the affected lot numbers, bottle sizes and dosages (PDF).

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