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Lipitor (atorvastatin) side effects?

Lipitor (atorvastatin) side effects?

Liver muscle: You need to have liver tests, muscle problems including rhabdomyolysis, cognitive deficits with statins. Fish oil epa dietary supplement or prescription vascepa no side effects except burping with dietary supplements, but less effective. ...Read more

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Atorvastatin (Definition)

Atorvastatin has the brand name lipitor (atorvastatin).. Its function is to lower the body's production of cholesterol and to stabilize current cholesterol plaques. The general name for this class of medication is "statins". Other statins include Crestor (rosuvastatin) ...Read more


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What are some of the side effects of lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Lipitor (atorvastatin): Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a cholesterol-lowering drug that is usually well-tolerated. However, in some patients, adverse effects such muscle injury or liver dysfunction can occur. One may present with muscle pain/weakenss if muscle cell damage occurs. With liver dysfunction, one may not have any symptoms or have vague, non-specific symptoms such as fatigue, loss of appetite. etc. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Lipitor (atorvastatin): See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/lipitor-side-effects. Html

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Need to know all negative side effects of lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Liver/muscle: Statin drugs usually are associted with muscle pains and possible muscle damage. A CPK level of 10x upper limit of normal indicates the drug should be stopped. Liver damage is noted by a increase in the enzymes (alt and ast). When the levels are greater than 3 x the upper limit of normal the statin should be stopped or decreased. The enzymes usually retun to lower levels. May switch to diff statin. ...Read more

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How common are the more severe side effects of lipitor (atorvastatin)?

How common are the more severe side effects of lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Ucommon: The numbers vary. The bottom line is many cases that reported and talked about by people in the blogs are never confirmed. Pts see the tv ads and get many of the listed side effects. The serious ones are very unusal and drs moniter pts with blood work and follow up on a regular basis. ...Read more

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How bad are the side effects of lipitor, (atorvastatin) and is it worth taking?

How bad are the side effects of lipitor, (atorvastatin) and is it worth taking?

Side effects Lipitor (atorvastatin): Have coronary artery disease or diabetes or peripheral artery disease, then you should definitely take a statin not only to keep your LDL < 70 but also help stabilize plaque. ...Read more

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Need to know latest negative side effects of Lipitor (atorvastatin) recently reported in the news as of december 06!? What are the most recent negative side effects of Lipitor (atorvastatin) reported? (after december '06)

Need to know latest negative side effects of Lipitor (atorvastatin) recently reported in the news as of december 06!? What are the most recent negative side effects of Lipitor (atorvastatin) reported? (after december '06)

Nothing dramatic: Nothing dramatic has been revealed recently. The most common side effect is muscle pain. There's a tiny incidence of new onset diabetes. Liver dysfunction remains extremely rare. The benefit to risk ratio remains strongly in favor of its use for those with arteriosclerosis and mildly in favor for healthy people with risk factors. ...Read more

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What is atorvastatin oxide side effects?

Atorvastatin: Its a very safe & effective drug used for lowering cholesterol. Side effects can be muscle aches & it can respond to cq 10 (coenzyme q).Rarely one can get severe muscle pains which requires stooping the drug. You need blood tests to monitor liver enzymes which can sometimes go up, but its reversible after stooping the drug. ...Read more

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Cardiology:what are possible side effects of lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Muscle and liver: The most important side effects involve problems with liver or muscle. Muscle pain, weakness and inflammation may occur. Liver dysfunction could also be caused by lipitor (atorvastatin). The drug could also interact with other medications so discuss all these with your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Ever see patient side effects decrease with an increase in dosage? Ex. Increase dose from 20mg Lipitor (atorvastatin) to 40mg. I understand illogic, just curious

Possible explanation: Perhaps the perceived side effect from the lower dose was not related to the medicine and resolved as per it's natural course which simply coincided with increase in the dose of the medicine. Or perhaps the body adapted well thus overcoming the side effect which simply coincided with increase in the dose of the medicine. ...Read more

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Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs Crestor? Which is better and has the least side effects?

Crestor (rosuvastatin): Crestor is more potent, has more effect lowering the LDL (bad component), raising the HDL (the good component) than Lipitor, (atorvastatin) and has fewer side effects. It's also more expensive. ...Read more

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I would like to gradually reduce my 10 mg of atorvastatin as I am borderline on my cholesterol and am using zija products (moringa). Side effects?

I would like to gradually reduce my 10 mg of atorvastatin as I am borderline on my cholesterol and am using zija products (moringa). Side effects?

It's your life: I'll leave others to tell you whether statins are wise if your cholesterol is borderline, or whether you can safely stop. Moringa is a poverty crop in draught-stricken parts of the world and if it has health-promoting effects, it's not clear. The work on this plant is very weak so far, though interesting. There are only three articles, all animal work in obscure journals. ...Read more

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Doctor gave me Lipitor (atorvastatin). Just wondering what to expect from it? Side effects?

Good drug: The most common side effect which may occur in 1 or 2 in 10 people is muscle aching. It's dose dependent and can be avoided, if present, by lowering the dose in most people. Otherwise, you'll read a lot of false material on the internet, but generally speaking, the med is very well tolerated. It's very beneficial for folks like you who have diabetes. I take it myself. ...Read more

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If side effects from Lipitor (atorvastatin) are intolerable, what other treatments are there (in additions to healthy diet, exercise)?

Lipid profile needed: Options are to try Lipitor (atorvastatin) in lower dose, every other day or another station like pravastatin which may be better tolerated.
Depending on your lipid sub-fraction, other treatments such as fibrates, niacin, fish oil or ezetimibe may work as well. ...Read more

Lipitor (Definition)

Atorvastatin is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more