Attention if you take generic lipitor

ravencajun Zone 8b TXNovember 29, 2012

If you take generic lipitor by brand ranbaxy you need to contact your pharmacy asap.
They are being recalled for having ground up fine glass in the pills.

I just heard it on the news, looked at mine and mine are that brand.
I called the pharmacy and was told do not take another one, bring them in and they will exchange for another brand.

Now I only have 10 left so apparently I have possibly taken some of the tainted ones.

She had me check the date and said oh yes you are one that is affected.

I did ask why no one had notified me. She said that they have pulled it off the shelf but were not calling, but were replacing it for those that brought it in.

Here is a link that might be useful: Information

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Thanks for the info, raven.....that's mine, too. Just how much ground up glass do we need in our diets???

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 7:42PM
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I got a call from the pharmacy last week, after I had my prescription refilled. Took it in and got another refill from a different batch. Told me I'm fine.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 7:48PM
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Got my 1st prescription today and called Express Scripts to tell them I would NOT take these pills. They declined my request and told me to take them because they "may" not be affected!! This is crazy!! I will NOT take a chance on this!!!!! Express Scripts will not credit my account!! What do I do now?? Anybody???

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 8:20PM
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Pianolady 2008 - you could file a dispute with your credit card. I've done that before. It take a while but it does work.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 8:31PM
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Thank you scissors for this information!! : ) I'll try that!!!!!

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 8:37PM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

I would call the manufacturer it's illegal to sell a know recalled medication.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 8:51PM
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i called the pharmacy for my boyfriend and it wasnt his brand thank goodness

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 9:08PM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

Mine has the manufacturer name on my prescription label, but in very small print.

I think that company that is refusing you is on the verge of committing fraud. They are reimbursed for those drugs and they are supposed to use that to replace the bad drugs they gave out.
I would not let it go there's a legal recall.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 9:28PM
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Thanks for the information. My doctor just yesterday, changed my prescrition to Lipitor, 40 mg tab, becasue he said it was aa better drug than the one I had been taking.

Your current prescription may or may not be affected. Here's what I have found to date:

1. The problem is glass particles in the tablet. The glass particles are comparable in size to sand.

2. The pills affected were made by Ranbaxy, an India company. They supply about 43% of generic Lipitor sold. 41 lots have been recalled.

Your supply is not affected if it was made by a different supplier.

3. The affected dosages are Atorvastatin Calcuim Tablets 10 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg. The 80 mg tablets are not recalled. The recalled lots have expiration date 31-Aug-14. Liptor in tablet form is said to have a good shelf life.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 9:45PM
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Mine is one in the recall. I tried calling the mail order supplier; after being put on hold for more than 30 minutes, I sent them an e-mail. If I don't hear from them tomorrow, I will try to call again.

Thanks for the heads-up!!!! I can always count on my friends at the KT to keep me up to date on the happenings in the world.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 10:23PM
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