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Alternative TORVAST Names:LIPITOR
Active Ingredient: ATORVASTA
Side Effects reported to FDA: 51. View Torvast Adverse Reports
Reported deaths: 2
Reported hospitalizations: 25
Atorvastatin Calcium Tablets by Ranbaxy Inc.: Recall - Presence of Foreign Substance
AUDIENCE: Pharmacy, Patient, Health Professional
ISSUE: On November 9, 2012, Ranbaxy Inc. initiated a voluntary recall of 41 affected lots of Atorvastatin Calcium Tablets (10 mg, 20 mg and 40 mg) which is a solid oral dosage form, to the retail level. The Company is taking this voluntary action as a precautionary measure due to the fact that we cannot exclude the possibility that the affected lots may contain very small glass particles resembling a fine grain of sand (less than 1 mm in size). Because of the size of the particles which may be present in the affected lots it is unlikely to cause a significant safety concern. However, the possibility of adverse experiences arising primarily due to physical irritation cannot be ruled out.
BACKGROUND: The product is used to lower blood cholesterol and is packaged in plastic bottles, as 90 and 500 tablets per bottle. The affected lots of Atorvastatin Calcium Tablets and their respective NDC code, expiration date information can be found in the Firm Press Release. The recall does not affect or relate to the 80 mg dosage strength of Atorvastatin Calcium Tablets.
RECOMMENDATION: Consumers should immediately contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.
Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:
[11/29/2012 - Questions and Answers - FDA]
[11/29/2012 - FDA Statement - FDA]
[11/28/2012 - Firm Press Release - Ranbaxy Inc.]
Torvast Adverse Reactions
Rash ( 6 Reports)|Hepatitis Cholestatic ( 5 Reports)|Rhabdomyolysis ( 4 Reports)|Vomiting ( 4 Reports)|Asthenia ( 3 Reports)|Liver Disorder ( 3 Reports)|Myopathy ( 3 Reports)|Respiratory Failure ( 3 Reports)|Abdominal Pain Upper ( 2 Reports)|Acute Respiratory Failure ( 2 Reports)|Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased ( 2 Reports)|Blood Pressure Increased ( 2 Reports)|Cough ( 2 Reports)|Dermatitis ( 2 Reports)|Diarrhoea ( 2 Reports)|Dysarthria ( 2 Reports)|Dysphagia ( 2 Reports)|Eosinophil Percentage Increased ( 2 Reports)|Gamma-glutamyltransferase Increased ( 2 Reports)|Hepatitis ( 2 Reports)|Hepatitis Acute ( 2 Reports)|Hepatitis Fulminant ( 2 Reports)|Hypertransaminasaemia ( 2 Reports)|Interstitial Lung Disease ( 2 Reports)|Jaundice ( 2 Reports)|Lip Oedema ( 2 Reports)|Lung Infiltration ( 2 Reports)|Motor Neurone Disease ( 2 Reports)|Myalgia ( 2 Reports)|Nausea ( 2 Reports)|