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Lipitor (atorvastatin) side effects?
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Dr. William Jenkins
Anesthesiology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Jenkins
Dr. William Jenkins
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Lipitor (atorvastatin)
Ask pharmacist but 10 per cent or so have n muscle aches.

In brief: Lipitor (atorvastatin)
Ask pharmacist but 10 per cent or so have n muscle aches.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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Dr. Mary Callahan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Lipitor (atorvastatin) side effects
Lipitor (atorvastatin) like other statins can cause abnormal liver tests and/or muscle aches and pains.
These are evaluated using a blood test after the med is started and then annually once you are on it. As with any medicine, the benefit should be greater than the risk of the medicine.

In brief: Lipitor (atorvastatin) side effects
Lipitor (atorvastatin) like other statins can cause abnormal liver tests and/or muscle aches and pains.
These are evaluated using a blood test after the med is started and then annually once you are on it. As with any medicine, the benefit should be greater than the risk of the medicine.
Dr. Mary Callahan
Dr. Mary Callahan
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