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Recall -- Firm Public Notice
 
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Lipitor Recall Information
 
Contact:
Phone: 1-888-LIPITOR
Website: http://lipitor.com/recall.aspx9
 
Public Notice:
Pfizer recalled specific bottles of LIPITOR (40 mg only) due to a small number
of reports of an uncharacteristic odor related to the bottles in which LIPITOR
is packaged. A medical assessment has determined that the odor is not likely to
cause adverse health consequences in patients taking LIPITOR. There is no need
to take any action if you take LIPITOR; please continue to take your medication
as prescribed by your doctor. However, if you take LIPITOR 40 mg and experience
an uncharacteristic odor associated with your medication, please return the
tablets to your pharmacist.
Pfizer is committed to the safety of patients who take our medicines. Pfizer is
working closely with the bottle supplier to determine the cause of the odor
problem and to rapidly address it. Pfizer responded rapidly to ensure LIPITOR
continues to meet the company’s high quality standards. We will continue to
actively monitor the situation and take any action necessary to ensure patient
safety and maintain the quality of our products.
If you have any questions about LIPITOR, please contact your doctor or your
pharmacist or call 1-888-LIPITOR.


Common Questions
Why was LIPITOR recalled?
Pfizer has recalled specific “lots” or batches of LIPITOR (40 mg only) due to a
small number of reports of an uncharacteristic odor related to the bottles in
which the product is packaged. Pfizer is working closely with the bottle
supplier to determine the cause of the odor problem and to rapidly address it.
Where can people go for more information about the recall?
If you have any questions about the recall please call 1-888-LIPITOR. If you
have specific questions about your medication, you may also call your doctor or
pharmacist.
I take LIPITOR. What should I do?
Pfizer recalled only specific bottles of LIPITOR 40 mg due to a small number of
reports of an uncharacteristic odor and a medical assessment has determined that
the odor is not likely to cause adverse health consequences in patients taking
LIPITOR. Medication should always be taken as prescribed by a doctor. If you
take LIPITOR 40 mg and experience an uncharacteristic odor associated with your
medication, please return the tablets to your pharmacist.
If you take LIPITOR and experience an odd smell or odor, what should you do?
Pfizer recalled only specific bottles of LIPITOR 40 mg due to a small number of
reports of an uncharacteristic odor and a medical assessment has determined that
the odor is not likely to cause adverse health consequences in patients taking
LIPITOR. If you take LIPITOR 40 mg and experience an uncharacteristic odor
associated with your medication, please return the tablets to your pharmacist.
If you have any concerns, call your doctor or pharmacist or call 1-888-LIPITOR
if you need any further information.
Is it still safe to take LIPITOR?
Pfizer has recalled only specific bottles of LIPITOR 40 mg due to a small number
of reports of an uncharacteristic odor related to the bottles in which LIPITOR
is packaged. A medical assessment has determined the odor is not likely to cause
adverse health consequences in patients taking LIPITOR. Pfizer remains confident
in the safety and efficacy of LIPITOR.
Will there be a LIPITOR 40 mg shortage as a result of the recall?
Pfizer has taken a number of steps to ensure that there is no shortage of
LIPITOR 40 mg as a result of this recall.
Can I get a refund if I take LIPITOR 40 mg?
Pfizer has recalled only specific bottles of LIPITOR 40 mg. Please speak to your
pharmacist about refund policies. Pfizer is not offering a refund.