What action should Lipitor (atorvastatin) patients take if their legs start cramping presumably due to elevated ck levels?

Lipitor (atorvastatin) side effects. The best action to take is to stop lipitor, (atorvastatin) and report it to the prescribing physician. You should make an appointment with him for evaluation, possibly to check for some labs. The worst case senario is rhabdomyolysis, which could lead to renal failure. You could take some coenzyme q10 and vitamin d supplements in the meantime.
Stop. This can be a serious condition, so i would recommend you stop the lipitor, (atorvastatin) contact your doctor and determine if that was the cause, and have your muscle enzymes checked. Sometimes adding coq10 helps this, but there are other drugs you can use that might not have the same side effect for you.

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Should I stop Lipitor (atorvastatin) 10mg since creatine kinase level shot up > 300...I'm 60, male.?

That is really. an issue for your doctor to handle given the entire scenario. If the CK and other liver function tests are increasing and the cholesterol is not decreasing the absolutely. Otherwise discuss with your doctor for other causes of CK elevation. Read more...
Yes. I assume your doctor gave you those results - did he/she have any recommendations? If you have any muscle pain, chest pain, shortness of breath or other worriesome symptoms go to the ER. Read more...