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Cardiology:what are possible side effects of lipitor (atorvastatin)?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Muscle and liver

The most important side effects involve problems with liver or muscle.
Muscle pain, weakness and inflammation may occur. Liver dysfunction could also be caused by lipitor (atorvastatin). The drug could also interact with other medications so discuss all these with your doctor or pharmacist.

In brief: Muscle and liver

The most important side effects involve problems with liver or muscle.
Muscle pain, weakness and inflammation may occur. Liver dysfunction could also be caused by lipitor (atorvastatin). The drug could also interact with other medications so discuss all these with your doctor or pharmacist.
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Dr. Emily Rose
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Muscle aches

Most commonly muscle aches and pains.
Severe and rare cases can get breakdown of the muscle. Also liver injury can occur but is reversible. Great medication though if needed to lower cholesterol.

In brief: Muscle aches

Most commonly muscle aches and pains.
Severe and rare cases can get breakdown of the muscle. Also liver injury can occur but is reversible. Great medication though if needed to lower cholesterol.
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Dr. Francesco Rotatori
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Liver, muscles

the most common problem with Lipitor (atorvastatin) is muscle pain, which sometimes is so invalidating that requires to change the medication.
Rarely also could give liver failure, although severe at times. Rarely, other organs can be affected too. More commonly, GI symptoms (nausea, diarrhea, upset stomach) could happen.

In brief: Liver, muscles

the most common problem with Lipitor (atorvastatin) is muscle pain, which sometimes is so invalidating that requires to change the medication.
Rarely also could give liver failure, although severe at times. Rarely, other organs can be affected too. More commonly, GI symptoms (nausea, diarrhea, upset stomach) could happen.
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Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Multiple

Major side effects; art gravitas, myalgias, abnormal liver function tests, muscle breakdown , diabetes , memory deficit ect.

In brief: Multiple

Major side effects; art gravitas, myalgias, abnormal liver function tests, muscle breakdown , diabetes , memory deficit ect.
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