Ranbaxy recalls 41 Lots of Atorvastatin Calcium Medication

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(Best Syndication News) - Ranbaxy Inc. announced a voluntary recall of 41 lots of Atorvastatin Calcium Tablets (generic version of Lipitor) because small glass particles may be included with the medication. The particles could be the size of a grain of sand or even smaller.

The dosages of Atorvastatin, a cholesterol lowering medication, involved in the recall are 10 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg. The 80 mg dose of the medication is not involved in the recall. The recall was announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as well as on the company’s website.

Out of extreme precaution, Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited (NSE:RANBAXY)is recalling the product. They said that the likelihood of having an adverse reaction is unlikely, but it cannot be ruled out entirely. So far, Ranbaxy has not received any reports of problems associated with the glass. Ranbaxy has contacted distributors and retailers (pharmacies) to stop delivery. Customers are being asked to return the pills to their pharmacy.

The medication was distributed in either 90 or 500 tablet bottles. There are imprints on each pill. The imprint of ‘RX12’ is found on the 10 mg tablets, ‘RX828’ is imprinted on 20 mg tablets, and ‘RX829’ is on 40 mg tablets. The recalled lot numbers are listed below. The NDC code and expiration date must match for the medicine to be involved in the recall.

People who have the recalled medicine should not take it, and should get a replacement. Consumers who have recalled medicine can contact Ranbaxy’s Customer Coordinator (Inmar) at 1-866-266-7623, Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST. Additionally, if a person taking the recalled medicine has any problems they should immediately contact their physician.

By: Marsha Quinn
Health Reporter
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Recall List of Cholesterol Medication (Generic version of Lipitor):

Product----------------------------------Lot number-Pack Size---NDC #--------Expiry Date
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 10mg x 90 2436144 90's Bottle 63304-827-90 31-Aug-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 10mg x 90 2436582 90's Bottle 63304-827-90 31-Aug-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 10mg x 90 2441567 90's Bottle 63304-827-90 31-Aug-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 10mg x 90 2441568 90's Bottle 63304-827-90 31-Aug-14

ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 20mg x 90 2436731 90's Bottle 63304-828-90 31-Aug-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 20mg x 90 2437381 90's Bottle 63304-828-90 31-Aug-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 20mg x 90 2437940 90's Bottle 63304-828-90 31-Aug-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 20mg x 90 2437942 90's Bottle 63304-828-90 31-Aug-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 20mg x 90 2437945 90's Bottle 63304-828-90 31-Aug-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 20mg x 90 2437947 90's Bottle 63304-828-90 31-Aug-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 20mg x 90 2437952 90's Bottle 63304-828-90 31-Aug-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 20mg x 90 2437953 90's Bottle 63304-828-90 31-Aug-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 20mg x 90 2437960 90's Bottle 63304-828-90 31-Aug-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 20mg x 90 2440676 90's Bottle 63304-828-90 31-Aug-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 20mg x 90 2440677 90's Bottle 63304-828-90 31-Aug-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 20mg x 90 2440680 90's Bottle 63304-828-90 31-Aug-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 20mg x 90 2440681 90's Bottle 63304-828-90 31-Aug-14

ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 40mg x 500 2437956 500's Bottle 63304-829-05 31-Aug-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 40mg x 500 2437957 500's Bottle 63304-829-05 31-Aug-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 40mg x 500 2440675 500's Bottle 63304-829-05 31-Aug-14

ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 40mg x 90 2434265 90's Bottle 63304-829-90 31-Jul-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 40mg x 90 2434266 90's Bottle 63304-829-90 31-Jul-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 40mg x 90 2434824 90's Bottle 63304-829-90 31-Jul-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 40mg x 90 2434826 90's Bottle 63304-829-90 31-Jul-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 40mg x 90 2434827 90's Bottle 63304-829-90 31-Jul-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 40mg x 90 2434828 90's Bottle 63304-829-90 31-Jul-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 40mg x 90 2434829 90's Bottle 63304-829-90 31-Jul-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 40mg x 90 2434830 90's Bottle 63304-829-90 31-Jul-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 40mg x 90 2434831 90's Bottle 63304-829-90 31-Jul-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 40mg x 90 2436580 90's Bottle 63304-829-90 31-Aug-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 40mg x 90 2436725 90's Bottle 63304-829-90 31-Aug-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 40mg x 90 2436727 90's Bottle 63304-829-90 31-Aug-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 40mg x 90 2436729 90's Bottle 63304-829-90 31-Aug-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 40mg x 90 2437377 90's Bottle 63304-829-90 31-Aug-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 40mg x 90 2437380 90's Bottle 63304-829-90 31-Aug-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 40mg x 90 2437941 90's Bottle 63304-829-90 31-Aug-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 40mg x 90 2437943 90's Bottle 63304-829-90 31-Aug-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 40mg x 90 2437944 90's Bottle 63304-829-90 31-Aug-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 40mg x 90 2437949 90's Bottle 63304-829-90 31-Aug-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 40mg x 90 2437950 90's Bottle 63304-829-90 31-Aug-14
ATORVASTATIN Calcium Tablets 40mg x 90 2437955 90's Bottle 63304-829-90 31-Aug-14

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