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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...

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...

Lipitor (atorvastatin) side effects?

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. Read more...
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...

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...

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...

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...