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Generic Lipitor Is Coming, But Will Prices Come Down?

We know…Lipitor was supposed to go generic in 2008, then it was supposed to go generic in March 2010, then late 2010, and now a generic version of Lipitor isn’t expected until November 2011. We wouldn’t blame you if you felt like the whole question of a generic version of Lipitor was just a big giant tease for cholesterol patients.

Well, we have both good news and bad news. The good news is that it’s looking very likely likely at this point that a generic version of Lipitor will be available in November of this year. Watson Pharmaceuticals has announced that fully expects to start selling its generic version of Lipitor in November, and it seems like all systems are a go for it to finally happen.

The bad news is that Watson is probably going to be the only pharmaceutical manufacturer selling a generic version of Lipitor in November, so if you’ve been waiting for lower-cost version of Lipitor to hit the market, you might have to wait a while longer for prices to come down much from the $100 a month that it costs most people.

Still, it’s a good bet that prices of generic Lipitor will eventually drop to about a third of that. In the meantime, don’t forget to ask your doctor and pharmacist about whether there are any lower-cost alternative prescription drugs which could be an alternative to Lipitor.

Do you take Lipitor? Tell us about it!

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8 comments to Generic Lipitor Is Coming, But Will Prices Come Down?

  • ROSE

    I NEED TO TAKE LIPITOR. NONE OF THE OTHER MEDS WORKED FOR ME. HOW DO I GET THE $4. CARD FOR LIPITOR. I CAN NOT AFFORD THIS MEDICINE.

  • Have you tried our blog on the $4 Lipitor card: http://myhealthcafe.com/blog/wp-admin/post.php?post=3553&action=edit? Let us know if you need more information.

  • nick

    i am on medicare fixed income, still with part d insurance cannot affort no more lipitor,and what you are telling people is if you can affort to pay 60$ montly for lipitor you can continue to do so!

  • vic

    Lot of ads on tv try to convince people how good and sensitive to others need you are then why on tv ads you can explain all the following.
    if you are on medicare you out
    if you are from some state you out
    if you are completely run down and cannot affort a phycian prescription beaucose you cannot affort the doctor you in
    thanks hope you will need lipitor for yourself
    lets whait for generic competition

  • Thanks for your comment, Nick. Your Lipitor copay should be coming down with the release of generic Lipitor. That’s probably your best bet. If it doesn’t come down shortly, let us know and we’ll try to look at what other possibilities are out there then.

  • Thanks for your comment, Vic. We’re holding out hope that generic Lipitor will be solving a lot of folks’ problems in affording Lipitor.

  • Generic rip-off

    I bought real Lipitor using Pziser’s $4-copay card w/ my regular insurance for the last couple of years – when ‘generic’ Lipitor came out my /BS insurance company dropped coverage for Lipitor and the price went to $40+/month with the Lipitor contribution – now /BS only covers part of the cost of the generic and I have to pay $40+/month for the generic. Going generic has NOT lowered the cost of Lipitor AND the INSURANCE companies made sure that Pfizer’s $4 co-pay plan doesn’t help the consumer!

  • Thanks for your comment. Hold on, generic prices should go down after around May/June when more generics hit the market. Please keep us updated!

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