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What are long term effects of lipator?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: < 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.

In brief: < 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.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Clinical Lipidology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many

There have been many long term effects of Lipitor (atorvastatin) reported.
Most worrisome are muscle and liver injury which can be idiosyncratic.

In brief: Many

There have been many long term effects of Lipitor (atorvastatin) reported.
Most worrisome are muscle and liver injury which can be idiosyncratic.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Dr. Nassir Azimi
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