This question has also been asked and answered here: Is there a generic drug available for lipitor?
The first patent for Lipitor was set to expire in March 2010. However, a generic version is not expected until November 2011. Pfizer and Ranbaxy have entered into a settlement agreement that will not allow Ranbaxy to make generic Lipitor until November 2011.
Because Ranbaxy was the "first to file" and challenge a Lipitor patent, it is likely that no other generic manufacturers will be allowed to make a generic version until 180 days after Ranbaxy first starts selling its version.
- Lipitor Information for Consumers
- Lipitor Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lipitor (detailed)
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