If not then will Lipitor go generic?
9 Apr 2012
I was switched over to the "generic" Lipitor in Jan. In March I started experiencing severe muscle cramps, shortness of breath and heart palpitations. I still had some Lipitor samples so switched back to that for a week and all of these side effects abated. Everyone tells me that both meds are "exactly the same" but why did I have the problems with the generic and not the brand name?? Anyone else have any issues with the generic? Thanks.
23 Feb 2011
As of today, 2/23/2011, Banner health is giving in hospital meds of atorvastatin. Since lipitor is the only atorvastatin, it must be generic. I know Britain was given the OK to make the lipitor generic in July 2010. Last I heard the patent was to run out in November 2010 in the US, unless an extention was paid for.
28 Jun 2010
As of June 2010 there is not a generic version of Lipitor available. A generic form is expected to come to market around November 2011. Pfizer and Ranbaxy (a generic manufacturer) have entered into an agreement that will not allow Ranbaxy to make generic Lipitor until then.
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