Another Lipitor Recall

By HeartHawk Latest Reply 2011-02-22 00:55:24 -0600
Started 2010-12-22 23:55:01 -0600

To All Members:

Please be advised that another large lot of Lipitor has been recalled. Here are the particulars from HeartWire.

"Pfizer announced the recall of another lot—approximately 19 000 bottles—of atorvastatin (Lipitor) 40-mg tablets from the US market due to reports of the same "uncharacteristic odor" that prompted the recall of 191 000 bottles of Lipitor earlier this year. The recalled lot is 0836050.

The company says that a medical assessment concluded that the risk of health consequences from taking drugs from this lot are minimal, but it is advising patients who have tablets from the recalled lot to return them to their pharmacist in exchange for a new bottle. Pfizer does not anticipate a shortage resulting from the recall.

After the first recall, the company found the odor was most likely coming from very low levels of tribromoanisole in the pill bottles supplied by an outside vendor. Tribromoanisole comes from a wood preservative used in pallets to transport and ship a variety of products. Pfizer prohibits its suppliers from using tribromoanisole-treated pallets to ship its products.

This is the fourth recall of this product for 'odor' reasons."


3 replies

HeartHawk 2011-02-22 00:55:24 -0600 Report


Here is the info you requested.

The Lipitor bottles affected by this recall all contain 90 Lipitor tablets of 40 mg and were sold in the United States with an expiration date of January 2013.

The affected lot numbers are:



wedowee_rednecket 2011-02-15 11:08:27 -0600 Report

as for lipitor they should completely stop making it.DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT take this if you are on any kind of supervised probation because you will test postive for methamphetamine and cause you to go to jail for probation violation THIS HAPPENED TO ME ME IN 2005 after i spent 2&1/2 mths in jail i still took lipitor for that 2&1/2 mths of jail i tested positive again the day i got out by my probation officer i had to pay $90 for lab corps to do the same test to show it was negative and it was lipitor that caused it