Ranbaxy recalls over 64,000 bottles of generic Lipitor in US

March 7, 2014 9:08 PM

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Ranbaxy recalls over 64,000 bottles of generic Lipitor in US

Drug maker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd has recalled more than 64,000 bottles of the generic versions of its cholesterol-lowering drug in the United States due to reports of a dose mix-up, US regulators said.

Ranbaxy recalled tablets of atorvastatin calcium, the generic name for Lipitor's active ingredient, after a pharmacist found a 20-milligram tablet in a sealed bottle marked for 10-milligram tablets, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on its website.

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