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Cough, Interstitial Lung Disease (6633382-0)
on Mar 05, 2010 Female from ITALY , 78 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
and was treated with Torvast. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Torvast side effects: cough, interstitial lung disease. Torvast dosage: 10 Mg, 1x/day.
Associated medications used:
  • Atenolol (50 Mg, Unk)


Lung Infiltration, Respiratory Failure (6628924-5)
Patient was taking Torvast. Patient felt the following Torvast side effects: lung infiltration, respiratory failure on Mar 02, 2010 from ITALY Additional patient health information: Male , 83 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
and. Torvast dosage: 10 Mg, X/day.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Amiodarone Hydrochloride (200 Mg, X/day)
  • Furosemide (50 Mg,)
  • Norvasc (10 Mg,)
  • Prostide (5 Mg,)
  • Allopurinol (150 Mg,)
Patient was hospitalized.

Infarction (6589278-6)
Adverse event was reported on Feb 09, 2010 by a Male taking Torvast (Dosage: 40 Mg, Unk) . Location: ITALY , 70 years of age, After Torvast was administered, patient encountered several Torvast side effects: infarction. Patient was hospitalized.

Cough, Interstitial Lung Disease (6580574-5)
on Feb 05, 2010 Female from ITALY , 78 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
and was treated with Torvast. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Torvast side effects: cough, interstitial lung disease. Torvast dosage: 10 Mg, 1x/day.
Associated medications used:
  • Atenolol (50 Mg, Unk)



Asthenia, Hepatitis, Myopathy, Necrosis, Renal Failure Acute, Vomiting (6579238-3)
on Feb 02, 2010 Female from ITALY , 84 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
and was treated with Torvast. Patient felt the following Torvast side effects: asthenia, hepatitis, myopathy, necrosis, renal failure acute, vomiting. Torvast dosage: 20 Mg, 1x/day.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Sotalex (160 Mg, 1x/day)
Patient was hospitalized.

Lung Infiltration, Respiratory Failure (6576490-5)
Patient was taking Torvast. After Torvast was administered, patient encountered several Torvast side effects: lung infiltration, respiratory failure on Jan 29, 2010 from ITALY Additional patient health information: Male , 83 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
and. Torvast dosage: 10 Mg, X/day.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Amiodarone Hydrochloride (200 Mg, X/day)
  • Furosemide (50 Mg,)
  • Norvasc (10 Mg,)
  • Prostide (5 Mg,)
  • Allopurinol (150 Mg,)
Patient was hospitalized.

Respiratory Failure (6572546-1)
Adverse event was reported on Jan 28, 2010 by a Male taking Torvast (Dosage: 10 Mg, X/day) was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
and. Location: ITALY , 83 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Torvast side effects: respiratory failure.
Associated medications used:
  • Amiodarone Hydrochloride (200 Mg, X/day)
  • Furosemide (50 Mg,)
  • Norvasc (10 Mg,)
  • Prostide (5 Mg,)
  • Allopurinol (150 Mg,)
Patient was hospitalized.

Hepatitis Acute (6572442-X)
on Jan 28, 2010 Male from ITALY , 33 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
  • multiple sclerosis
and was treated with Torvast. Patient felt the following Torvast side effects: hepatitis acute. Torvast dosage: 40 Mg, Daily.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Medrol (32 Mg, Daily)
  • Methylprednisolone (1 G, Daily)
Patient was hospitalized.

Hepatitis Acute (6469525-1)
on Nov 25, 2009 Male from ITALY , 33 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
  • multiple sclerosis
and was treated with Torvast. After Torvast was administered, patient encountered several Torvast side effects: hepatitis acute. Torvast dosage: 40 Mg, Daily.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Medrol (32 Mg, Daily)
  • Methylprednisolone (1 G, Daily)
Patient was hospitalized.

Dysarthria, Dysphagia, Motor Neurone Disease (6304302-3)
Patient was taking Torvast. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Torvast side effects: dysarthria, dysphagia, motor neurone disease on Aug 10, 2009 from ITALY Additional patient health information: Patient , 80 years of age, . Torvast dosage: 40 Mg, 1x/day.
Associated medications used:
  • Sinvacor (20 Mg, Unk)


Dysarthria, Dysphagia, Motor Neurone Disease (6257243-4)
Adverse event was reported on Jun 26, 2009 by a Patient taking Torvast (Dosage: 40 Mg, 1x/day) . Location: ITALY , 80 years of age, Patient felt the following Torvast side effects: dysarthria, dysphagia, motor neurone disease.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Sinvacor (20 Mg, Unk)


Gait Disturbance, Muscular Weakness, Myalgia (6227549-3)
on Apr 27, 2009 Patient from ITALY , 85 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • dyslipidaemia
  • acute myocardial infarction
  • atrial fibrillation
and was treated with Torvast. After Torvast was administered, patient encountered several Torvast side effects: gait disturbance, muscular weakness, myalgia. Torvast dosage: 40 Mg, 1x/day. Patient was hospitalized.

Lymphopenia, Thrombocytopenia (5406654-5)
on Jul 25, 2007 Male from ITALY , 84 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hyperlipidaemia
and was treated with Torvast. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Torvast side effects: lymphopenia, thrombocytopenia. Torvast dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Zestril


Diarrhoea, Eosinophil Percentage Increased, Nausea, Oliguria, Rash, Vomiting, White Blood Cell Count Increased, White Blood Cell Disorder (5196354-1)
Patient was taking Torvast (atorvastatin). Patient felt the following Torvast side effects: diarrhoea, eosinophil percentage increased, nausea, oliguria, rash, vomiting, white blood cell count increased, white blood cell disorder on Dec 14, 2006 from ITALY Additional patient health information: Male , 72 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • coronary angioplasty
and. Torvast (atorvastatin) dosage: 20 Mg (20 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Plavix (75 Mg (75 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral)
  • Ascriptin (acetylsalicylic Acid, Aluminum Hydroxide, Magnesium Hydroxi
  • Ramipril


Diarrhoea, Eosinophil Percentage Increased, Nausea, Oliguria, Rash, Vomiting, White Blood Cell Disorder (5141803-8)
Adverse event was reported on Oct 20, 2006 by a Male taking Torvast (atorvastatin) (Dosage: 20 Mg (20 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral) was diagnosed with
  • coronary angioplasty
and. Location: ITALY , 72 years of age, After Torvast was administered, patient encountered several Torvast side effects: diarrhoea, eosinophil percentage increased, nausea, oliguria, rash, vomiting, white blood cell disorder.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Plavix (75 Mg (75 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral)
  • Ascriptin (acetysalicylic Acid, Aluminium Hydroxide, Magnesium Hydroxi
  • Ramipril


Cytolytic Hepatitis, Hepatitis Cholestatic (5069796-2)
on Jul 21, 2006 Male from ITALY , 73 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • infarction
and was treated with Torvast (atorvastatin). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Torvast side effects: cytolytic hepatitis, hepatitis cholestatic. Torvast (atorvastatin) dosage: 20 Mg (20 Mg, 1in 1 D), Oral.
Associated medications used:
  • Ramipril
  • Metoprolol Tartrate
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid Srt
  • Omeprazole
Patient was hospitalized.

Pancreatitis Haemorrhagic, Pancreatitis Necrotising (4733588-1)
on Jul 21, 2005 Male from ITALY , 73 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • myocardial ischaemia
and was treated with Torvast (atorvastatin). Patient felt the following Torvast side effects: pancreatitis haemorrhagic, pancreatitis necrotising. Torvast (atorvastatin) dosage: }20 Mg (20 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Ticlopidine Hcl
  • Atenolol
  • Isosorbide Mononitrate
Patient was hospitalized.

Blood Creatinine Increased, Dialysis, Renal Disorder, Rhabdomyolysis (4694985-6)
Patient was taking Torvast (atorvastatin). After Torvast was administered, patient encountered several Torvast side effects: blood creatinine increased, dialysis, renal disorder, rhabdomyolysis on Jun 09, 2005 from Additional patient health information: Male , 73 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
and. Torvast (atorvastatin) dosage: 10 Mg (1 In 1 D), Oral.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Antiepileptics (antiepileptics)
  • Bactrim
  • Omeprazole
  • Gardenale (phenobarbital Sodium)
  • Ramipril
Patient was hospitalized.

Chest Injury, Chromaturia, Dyspnoea, Epilepsy, Haemoglobin Decreased, Hepatitis Fulminant, Hepatorenal Syndrome, Pneumonia, Red Blood Cells Urine Positive (4686383-6)
Adverse event was reported on May 27, 2005 by a Male taking Torvast (atorvastatin) (Dosage: 20 Mg (20 Mg, 1 In 1 D) Oral) was diagnosed with
  • ill-defined disorder
and. Location: , 67 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Torvast side effects: chest injury, chromaturia, dyspnoea, epilepsy, haemoglobin decreased, hepatitis fulminant, hepatorenal syndrome, pneumonia, red blood cells urine positive. Patient was hospitalized.

Hepatitis Fulminant, Myopathy (4677006-0)
on May 17, 2005 Male from , 67 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • ill-defined disorder
and was treated with Torvast (atorvastatin). Patient felt the following Torvast side effects: hepatitis fulminant, myopathy. Torvast (atorvastatin) dosage: 20 Mg (20 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral.

Liver Disorder (4673969-8)
on May 12, 2005 Male from , 72 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • ill-defined disorder
and was treated with Torvast (atorvastatin). After Torvast was administered, patient encountered several Torvast side effects: liver disorder. Torvast (atorvastatin) dosage: 40 Mg (1 In 1 D).
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Antihypertensives (antihypertensives)
  • Calcium Channel Blockers (calcium Channel Blockers)
  • Diuretics (diuretics)
  • Ace Inhibitors Nos
Patient was hospitalized.

Liver Disorder (4669054-1)
Patient was taking Torvast (atorvastatin). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Torvast side effects: liver disorder on May 12, 2005 from Additional patient health information: Male , 72 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • ill-defined disorder
and. Torvast (atorvastatin) dosage: 40 Mg (1 In 1 D).
Associated medications used:
  • Antihypertensives (antihypertensives)
  • Calcium Channel Blockers (calcium Channel Blockers)
  • Diuretics (diuretics)
  • Ace Inhibitor Nos
Patient was hospitalized.

Tendon Rupture (4600811-3)
Adverse event was reported on Feb 28, 2005 by a Male taking Torvast (atorvastatin) (Dosage: 20 Mg (20 Mg, 1 In 1 D) Oral) was diagnosed with
  • myocardial ischaemia
and. Location: , 60 years of age, Patient felt the following Torvast side effects: tendon rupture.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Allopurinol
  • Ascriptin (acetylsalicylic Acid, Aluminium Hydroxide, Magnesium Hydrox
  • Lithium Carbonate
  • Venlafaxine Hcl


Bile Duct Stenosis, Hepatitis Cholestatic, Pruritus (4589761-9)
on Feb 09, 2005 Female from , 69 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • ill-defined disorder
and was treated with Torvast (atorvastatin_). After Torvast was administered, patient encountered several Torvast side effects: bile duct stenosis, hepatitis cholestatic, pruritus. Torvast (atorvastatin_) dosage: 10 Mg (1 In 1 D), Oral.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Clavulin (amoxicillin Trihydrate, Clavulanate Potassium) (2000 Mg (1000 Mg, 2 In 1 D), Oral)
  • Amiodarone Hcl (200 Mg (200 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral)
Patient was hospitalized.

Aldolase Increased, Cholangiolitis, Hepatitis Cholestatic, Hepatitis Toxic (4562791-9)
on Jan 12, 2005 Female from , 53 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
and was treated with Torvast (atorvastatin). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Torvast side effects: aldolase increased, cholangiolitis, hepatitis cholestatic, hepatitis toxic. Torvast (atorvastatin) dosage: 40 Mg (1 In 1 D) Oral. Patient was hospitalized.

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Active Ingredient: ATORVASTA

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Side Effects reported to FDA: 51. View Torvast Adverse Reports

Torvast safety alerts: 2012 2010 2003

Reported deaths: 2

Reported hospitalizations: 25

Atorvastatin Calcium Tablets by Ranbaxy Inc.: Recall - Presence of Foreign Substance

[Posted 11/28/2012]

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:

  • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
  • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.
     

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[11/29/2012 - FDA Statement - FDA]

[11/28/2012 - Firm Press Release - Ranbaxy Inc.]

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