Can atorvastatin 80 mg pills be much smaller than equivalent Lipitor 80s and still be OK?
- 16 Nov 2009 by bearvarine
- lipitor, atorvastatin
I received a supply of atorvastatin 80 mg pills from the Indian pharmaceutical company Burgeon. They are in foil packs. They are much smaller than the usual Lipitor 80 pills. Is this ok?
Added 16 Nov 2009:
The concern is that Lipitor is packaged with inert ingredients that help time-release the active drug. If these are not present, will the drug be as effective?
16 Nov 2009
If it says it contains 80mg atorvastatin then therapeutically it should be equivalent to 80mg Lipitor. It doesn't matter if it is smaller than a Lipitor 80mg tablet.
21 Apr 2010
There can be no difference in the molecule by virtue of the tablet being small or big in size... atorvastatin 80mg in India or anywhere all over the world shall be the same regardless of the size.
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