Safety Alerts & Recalls

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If you, or someone you know, are prescribed either atorvastatin or Lipitor, please check the batch number on the packaging. If it matches any of those noted above stop taking the tablets and return them to the supplying pharmacy. Pfizer has recalled these specific batches only as precaution and none have shown any out of specification microbiological results. If you have any questions or concerns about the contents of this alert, then please discuss them with your pharmacist or doctor.

Pfizer Recalls Batches of Atorvastatin and Lipitor Due to Potential of Out of Specification Result for Microbiological Testing

As a precautionary measure Pfizer is recalling three batches of film coated tablets – two of Lipitor 80mg and one of atorvastatin 80mg. This follows an out of specification result for microbiological testing during routine stability studies on a batch of the product which was not released to market.

The affected batch numbers are: T43166 (Lipitor); T43170 (Lipitor); T43157 (Almus). These batches were identified as being potentially affected by the same issue during the root cause investigation, although no out of specification microbiological results have been reported for them.

Atorvastatin, also known by the brand name Lipitor, is used to lower cholesterol levels.

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Source: MHRA
Publication Date: 2017-12-08
Last Updated: 2017-12-09

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