Caution in Use Letter for Atorvastatin

Information for healthcare professionals

Dear Pharmacist,

Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland, in agreement with the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), would like to alert you of the following:

The package leaflet contained within packs of the above referenced batches of products is not in line with the current approved package leaflet and is missing important safety information. Please refer to Appendix I for details of the current approved package leaflet with the omissions highlighted for ease of reference. 

The SmPC and electronic version of the package leaflet (available at are compliant with current approved text.

When dispensing packs from the above referenced batches of products, we kindly request that you make patients aware of the omissions from the package leaflet.

If you have supplied units from the above batches of products to any pharmacy, clinic, or any other healthcare facility we request that you please forward a copy of this notification to them.

We anticipate that compliant packs of all strengths will be available by end of December 2020.


Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse events to the Health Products Regulatory Authority, via HPRA Pharmacovigilance, website: When reporting please provide as much information as possible, including information about medical history, any concomitant medication, onset, treatment dates and product brand name.

Adverse events should also be reported to Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland by:


We apologise for any inconvenience that this incident has caused. If you have any questions, or if you require any further information, please contact Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland at 1800 201 700 or via

Yours Sincerely,

Kevin Woods
Senior Manager Commercial Quality

Download Letter and Appendix I

Date of Preparation December 2020
Reference: COB-IE-NP-00028