Generic for lipitor?

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When will a generic be available for Lipitor in the US?

I heard Canada already has a generic for Lipitor.

Sorry I don't have an answer to your question about generic Lipitor.

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Does anyone know when generic Lipitor is to become available ?

Lipitor should be generic by 2008....if you're concerned about the cost of the drug consider switching to Zocor which has just gone generic, Simvastatin. They are both statins and both for cholesterol....ask your doc about switching,maybe..?

Switching from Lipitor to Zocor generic?

I am taking 20mg per day of Lipitor. What is the equivalent dose of generic Zocor?

It would be 40mg of zocor (simvastatin)
2 x10mgSimvastatin = 1x10mg Lipitor

Will Lipitor ever be available in a generic form? I do know that there is a period of time that has to pass.?

I am curious as to know when will Lipitor be available in the generic form? I know that a number of years must pass after the patent. Hasn't the appropriate number of years passed already? Or is it just greed on the part of the big Drug Companies trying to squeeze the consumer even further, especially the way the economy is now. It is ashame that the big drug companies are so greedy. Thank you

I believe I heard that Lipitor will go off patent in a year or two in the U.S.. Crestor has two or three years to go

Is generic lipitor available in the United States?

Generic Lipitor (atorvastatin) is not available at this time. Pfizer, Lipitor's manufacturer, secured a basic patent for the drug in October 1999 which gave them exclusive rights for producing the drug. Drug patents last anywhere between 5-14 years and manufacturers often have more than one type of patent on any given drug. There was some controversy over some of Pfizer's patents on Lipitor, but it was decided that the patents will not expire until March of 2010 at the earliest. So don't expect to see generic Lipitor at your local pharmacy anytime soon.

going from Lipitor to generic Zocor?

My insurance will no longer pay for Lipitor, so I had to go on Zocor(generic). I was on 5mg of Lipitor and am now on 10mg of Zocor.
They are 2 different drugs, so is that the equivalent? Or is there really no way to compare the two.

I amusing generic Lipitor, I wouldn't want to switch these meds, have you talked to your doc about it?

The site where I ordered my has both as much as I can see

http://www.1rx.biz/generic_lipitor.html
http://www.1rx.biz/generic_zocor.html

Can someone rate the statins(like lipitor, Crestor, etc.) and name ones that have become generic?

(A pharmacist said that Lipitor is the most widely used?) Any knowledge about the setbacks with Vytorin? What about Zetia? (tho it isn't a statin)? When statins inhibit liver synthesis of cholesterol does that lower natural hormonal levels?

Crestor seems to work the best of the bunch.

The ones that are generic are Zocor, Pravachol, and Mevacor. Of course Mevacor isn't that good.

The 'setbacks' with Vytorin are probably the recent findings with Zetia. It does lower your cholesterol but doesn't reduce plaque formation in the arteries. That is the whole reason we are trying to lower cholesterol. So until further notice.....don't bother taking Zetia. Statins have been proven to lower cholesterol AND reduce plaque formation.

Even when your levels are normal, there is ample cholesterol available to make any and all hormones etc. that utilize cholesterol in their synthesis.

How long before you can get Lipitor in a generic form?

Pfizer will lose the exclusive patent on Lipitor in June of 2011.
There is a chance it could happen in March 2010 because of some other legal issues, but the 2011 date is the legal date as of this time.

Anyone taking the Atorvastatin Calcium (generic Lipitor) manufactured by (I believe) Cipla out of India?

Yes. And have no problems with it.
Good luck!

When does the Patent expire on Lipitor in Philippines?Is any generic available of Atorvastatin in Philippines ?

According to Google it doesn't expire until 2010

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