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What are long term effects of lipator?

What are long term effects of lipator?

< cholesterol and...: Reduce risk of heart attack, stroke and death. Can cause some muscle pains which is usually mild. Rarely Lipitor (atorvastatin) can cause liver abnormality which is reversible when medication stopped. A few notice a mild decrease in mental awareness ( mild cognitive dysfunction). Wide spread inflammation of muscle is extremely rare and I have not seen it. Claims that it causes cancer not true. ...Read more

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Lipitor (Definition)

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


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Has anyone had any experience of side effects of accupril, Lipitor (atorvastatin) or somac when taken over a long period?

Has anyone had any experience of side effects of accupril, Lipitor (atorvastatin) or somac when taken over a long period?

Accupril & Lipitor (atorvastatin): I have perscribed these two meds for over 10 years. Both of them are safe at the recommended doses. Side effects for Accupril include elevated potassium and creatinine. Similar effects for Lipitor (atorvastatin) are elevated liver enzymes and muscle aches or pains. Overall they are safe at the recommended doses. ...Read more

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Lipitor, (atorvastatin) how long before it works?

Lipitor, (atorvastatin) how long before it works?

Within a few days: It starts working within hours but the effects are best noted on blood work after a few weeks at least. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Lipitor (atorvastatin) to work?

few days: It may start working in a few days but it's customary to wait 6 weeks before rechecking a lipid level. ...Read more

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How long does it take Lipitor (atorvastatin) to start helping?

How long does it take Lipitor (atorvastatin) to start helping?

Very soon: It has been noted to have cholesterol plaque stabilization improvement soon after starting. Typical recheck of cholesterol levels would be after 4-8 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take for LDL to reduce using lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Days: You will see some drop after just a few doses, but it will take 4-6 weeks to see the full effect. ...Read more

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How long does it take if you stop Lipitor (atorvastatin) for the satin to leave the body?

A week: Atorvastatin has a complicated elimination. The effects of the drug and the actual drug ought to be virtually gone by a week. In some folks quicker in some longer. ...Read more

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How long does it take if you stop Lipitor (atorvastatin) for the statin to leave the body?

How long does it take if you stop Lipitor (atorvastatin) for the statin to leave the body?

A week: Atorvastatin should be mostly cleared from the body by a week after the last dose. The biochemical effects of the drug are likely to be minimal sooner than this. Drug clearance varies person to person and the timing given above can vary for an individual. ...Read more