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Girard, IL
A 33-year-old female asked:

I was just put on lipitor (atorvastatin) 20 mg i have heard bad things about women being put on this medication should i be concerned. no other health issues.

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
Lipitor (atorvastatin): Lipitor (atorvastatin) aims to reduce total and LDL cholesterol blood levels. Side effects are not common b these include muscle weakness, liver inflammation, and even muscle or liver "cell deaths". Data show that statins reduce our body's production of Coenzyme Q 10; depletion of this essential co-vitamin is largely responsible for side effects. Supplementing with CoQ10 is wise. Females are not "more prone."
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