A 82-year-old member asked:
could there be a relationship between black lines on fingernails and lipitor (atorvastatin)?since stopping the medicine they have disappeared
1 doctor answer
Dr. Colin Kerr answered
43 years experience Family Medicine
Black nail lines: It seems extremely unlikely that the Lipitor (atorvastatin) had anything to do with the black lines on your fingernails. There are two reasons: 1) this is not a commonly reported side effect of lipitor; and 2) real abnormalities of the nails go away only as the nail grows out, which takes weeks to months. If the lines went away in a matter of days, then it is more likely some coloration due to contact w somethin.
Answered on Jun 27, 2014
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