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Lipitor And Nausea
Recently prescribed Lipitor (atorvastatin) along with other meds. Suffering muscle aches, tendonitis, & pain in arms, legs, & back. Nausea this am. Should I go er?
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
Nausea: Seems like a side effect. Atarvastatin is known to cause nausea. Consult your physician to get alternatives.
Unusual: That's very unusual. Try taking it just as you start dinner so it's buffered. If it's still a problem, try 20 mg.
Not usually: Lipitor (atorvastatin) does not commonly affect the heart rate or rhythm. Rarely, patients are allergic… patients who take Lipitor (atorvastatin) may have other associated cardiac conditions that may themselves be the cause of the rapid heart beat. The best recommendation is to have an ekg done and perhaps wear a 24 hour cardiac (holter) monitor. That will help you and your doctor determine the cause of your rapid heart beat.
They're different: They are used for different profiles of abnormal cholesterol. Lipitor, or generic atorvastatin, is a medication that mostly is used to lower LDL the "bad cholesterol." that is enough for most people. Tricor (fenofibrate) is used to correct a mixed profile, when someone has not only high ldl, but also high triglycerides (blood fat level) and low hdl, the "good cholesterol.". So they're used differently.See 2 more doctor answers
Overdose: Muscle relaxants, stomach lavage, and supportive medical treatment in er to stabilize vital signs & cardiac/metabolic functions.
Yes: There is plenty of them, if in doubt talk with u pharmacist about the one u r having in mind.See 1 more doctor answer