Medicine Supply Notification: Atorvastatin (Lipitor® ) 10mg and 20mg chewable tablets

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Atorvastatin (Lipitor®) 10mg and 20mg chewable tablets.


Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue 15th February 2022

  • Atorvastatin (Lipitor®) 10mg and 20mg chewable tablets are out of stock until mid-March 2022.
  • Atorvastatin 10mg and 20mg film-coated tablets remain available and can support an increased
  • Serious Shortage Protocols (SSP) were issued on 15/2/2022.
  • Supplies of atorvastatin oral suspension specials can also be sourced. Lead times vary.

A copy of this medicine supply notification, including further information, has been sent to all pharmacy NHS email addresses.

The DHSC Medicine Supply Team provide a monthly update on potential supply issues affecting both primary and secondary care. This update is uploaded on the Specialist Pharmacy Services (SPS) website. To register, you will need  an NHS email address. Once set up and logged in, you will be able to access it online.

New shortages not listed on the SPS website, can be reported using our shortage reporting tool.

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