Lipitor Recall 2010 Lot Numbers?

Pfizer has issued a new Lipitor recall on December 2010. The new recall affects 19,000 more bottles of the popular cholesterol drug.

A musty smell has led to four recalls, totaling 345,000 bottles of Lipitor since August 2010.

Pfizer said the Lipitor bottles were supplied by an outside manufacturer, though it did not identify the party. It also says health consequences appear to be minimal.

Where can I find more information about Pfizer's Lipitor recall, I'd like to know the lot numbers of the recalled drugs.

asked by Grace in Drugs & Medicine | 3989 views | 12-22-2010 at 05:31 PM

The Lipitor recalls have been spurred by a foul odor caused by a chemical treatment used on the wooden pallets on which the product was stored.

Pfizer says that the risk of health consequences from taking Lipitor 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.
Lot numbers can be found on Pfizer's website.

The recall covers the lot of Lipitor bottles containing 40-milligram tablets and the company said the odor is consistent with prior recalls, which have been traced to 2,4,6-tribromoanisole, a chemical used as a wood preservative.

Pfizer has been working to quell the odor trouble, but this latest recall involves Lipitor bottles made before improvements were made.

Lipitor is the top-selling prescription drug in the U.S., racking up $7.5 billion in sales last year.

answered by Owen | 12-22-2010 at 05:32 PM

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