Some generic Lipitor recalled

Published Nov 24, 2012 at 04:00AM

Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. has recalled several doses of its generic version of Lipitor because some batches of the cholesterol fighter may contain small glass particles.

The generic drugmaker’s website said it is recalling 10-, 20- and 40-milligram doses of atorvastatin calcium tablets. The recall is tied to certain lot numbers of the drug. It is not tied to an 80-milligram version of the tablets.

Patients can call the pharmacy where they filled their prescriptions if they are not sure about whether their prescription came from one of the recalled lot numbers.