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FDA Announces Recall of Generic Version of Lipitor

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- India's largest drugmaker recalled two batches of a generic version of Lipitor after learning of a dosage mix-up earlier this year.

Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. recalled approximately 64,000 bottles of atorvastatin calcium in the U.S. "after a product complaint was received by a pharmacist. The pharmacist said that he found a 20 milligram tablet of the medication in a sealed bottle marked as containing 90 10-milligram tablets, the Food and Drug Administration said on its website.

Ranbaxy Laboratories initiated the recall in January, covering 64,626 bottles of the pills. The batches recalled include bottles with the product codes 2407255 and 2407256 and an expiration date of May, 2014.

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